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The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10023

Paul Hall

OHS Database ID 47273.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 4, 2010.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 5 divisions. 52 stops. 57 ranks. 3153 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

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


  • Identified through online information from Steven E. Lawson. (Database Manager. October 29, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. December 4, 2010)
  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Paul Hall, a 277-seat recital venue in the Juilliard building, is named for Col. C. Michael Paul, a Wall Street financier and philanthropist (and an amateur violinist and conductor) who gave $1 million so that Juilliard students would have a glamorous place to demonstrate their talents. Designed by Pietro Belluschi, the cherry-paneled hall is wider in relation to its length, and had red leather seats on a raked floor. Heinrich Keilholz was responsible for the acoustic design for both Paul Hall and nearby Alice Tully Hall. Paul Hall was dedicated on November 30, 1970. The organ in Paul Hall was originally built in 1969 by the Holtkamp Organ Company, to specifications drawn up by Vernon de Tar (1905-1999), Chair of the Organ Department, in collaboration with Walter "Chick" Holtkamp, Jr. In 2002, the organ was enlarged by Holtkamp, who added an enclosed Solo division and a new three-manual drawknob console, as designed by John Weaver, chair, and Gerre Hancock, faculty, of the Organ Department. Following is the 2002 specification. (Jeff Scofield. December 3, 2019)

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Auditorium, exposed pipes and console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2003-09-09
Console, stage and exposed pipes. Photograph via Steven E. Lawson 2003-09-09
Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2003-09-09

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  • From NYCAGO website
    New York City, New York
    The Juilliard School - Paul Recital Hall
    Holtkamp Organ Company   Job 1840   1968; enlarged by Holtkamp 2002
    16' Bourdon
    8' Principal
    8' Harmonic Flute
    8' Gedackt
    4' Octave
    4' Spitzflute
    2' Superoctave
    IV Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    Great Unison Off
    16' Quintadena (unit, orig. Gt.)
    8' Montre
    8' Copula
    8' Quintadena
    4' Gemshorn
    4' Rohrflute
    2 2/3' Nazard
    2' Doublette
    1 3/5' Tierce
    III Scharf
    8' Cromorne
    Positive 16'
    Positive Unison Off
    8' Geigen Principal
    8' Gamba
    8' Voix Celeste (TF)
    8' Bourdon
    4' Principal
    4' Traverse Flute
    2' Spillflute
    1 1/3' Larigot
    III Fourniture
    16' Dulzian
    8' Trompette
    8' Fagott
    4' Clarion
    Swell 16'
    Swell Unison Off
    Swell 4'
    8' Concert Flute
    8' Viola Pomposa
    8' Viola Celeste (TC)
    4' Nachthorn
    8' Cornopean
    8' Clarinet
    8' Vox Humana
    Solo 16'
    Solo Unison Off
    Solo 4'
    32' Untersatz (ext., 1-12 digital)
    16' Principal
    16' Subbass
    16' Bourdon (Gt.)
    16' Quintaten (Pos.)
    8' Octave
    8' Gedackt
    4' Choralbass
    III Mixture
    16' Posaune
    8' Trumpet
    4' Schalmey
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-09-20.]
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