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Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10021

OHS Database ID 46329.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 28, 2010.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 54 stops. 63 registers. 70 ranks. 4045 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified by Riley Wes Mitchell from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture. (Database Manager. February 19, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The organ retained only the 32' Bourdon from the existing 1923 4/71 Casavant Op. 1000; the Swell reed chorus was replaced by one from Möller ca. 1965; the Great 2' Doublette was confirmed to a 1 3/5' Tierce ca. 1975; in 2000, Schantz installed a new console and added three new ranks. (Database Manager. August 28, 2010)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1996-07-11
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1996-07-11
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1996-07-11

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           New York, New York
           Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
           Casavant   Op. 2660   1961   3/70
           Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
           GREAT                           SWELL
       16' Quintaton         61         8' Principal        68
        8' Montre            61         8' Chimney Flute    68
        8' Bourdon           61         8' Gambe            68
        8' Cor de Chamois    61         8' Viole Celeste    68
        4' Prestant          61         4' Octave           68
        4' Chimney Flute     61         4' Flute Ouverte    68
    2 2/3' Quint             61         2' Doublette        61
        2' Doublette         61     1 1/3' Larigot          61
        2' Flute a Bec       61         V  Plein Jeu       305
       IV  Fourniture       244        16' Petite Bombarde  68 L/2
       IV  Cymbale          244         8' Trompette        68
           Unison Off                   8' Hautbois         68
           Chimes                       8' Vox Humana       68
                                        4' Clairon          68
           CHOIR                           Tremolo
       16' Contra Dolce      68            Sub
        8' Viola             68            Unison Off
        8' Celeste           68            Super
        8' Flute Harmonique  68
        8' Gedeckt           68            PEDAL
        8' Erzähler          68        32' Soubasse         32 existing
        8' Celeste           68        16' Contre Bass      32
        4' Principal         68        16' Soubasse         12
        4' Koppelflöte       68        16' Quintaton        GT
    2 2/3' Nazard            61        16' Contra Dolce     CH
        2' Oktav             61         8' Principal        32
        2' Flute de Bois     61         8' Gedeckt Pommer   32
    1 3/5' Tierce            61         8' Contra Dolce     CH
       IV  Cymbale          244         4' Octave           32
       16' Bassoon           68         4' Cor de Nuit      32
        8' Cor Anglais       68         4' Contra Dolce     CH
        4' Rohrschalmei      68        IV  Fourniture      128
           Tremolo                     32' Bombardon        32 L/2
           Sub                         16' Bombarde         32
           Unison Off                  16' Basson           SW
           Super                        8' Trompette        32
        8' Bombarde (unencl) 68         8' Basson           SW
           Harp                         4' Chalumeau        32
                                        4' Basson           SW
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield  August 29, 2010]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the factory specifications Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.