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First Presbyterian Church
Fifth Avenue at 12th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10011

OHS Database ID 49024.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 17, 2012.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 9 divisions. 66 stops. 113 registers. 93 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. (Database Manager. November 20, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. (Database Manager. September 17, 2012)

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Bibliography

  • Gluck, Sebastian. "Cover Feature: First Presbyterian Church, New York City," The Diapason (Vol. 100, No. 5 [May 2009], p.34-35). [history, description, and stoplist]

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 2005-05-22
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 2005-05-22
Chancel and exposed pipes. Photograph by Len Levasseur via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 2008-09-09
Console. Photograph by Albert Jensen-Moulton via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 2007-11-11
Console. Photograph by Albert Jensen-Moulton via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 2007-11-11
Church exterior. Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project 2005-05-22

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Sebastian M. Glück
    New York City, New York
    First Presbyterian Church
    
    Sebastian M. Glück   Opus 12   2007               4 manuals, 66 stops, 93 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
              WERCK (4" wind)                       SWELL ORGAN (4" wind)
          32' Quintadehn (Sw)        -- *       16' Bourdon                73
          16' Præstandt (1-12 wood)  85          8' Geigen Diapason        61
           8' Octava                 61          8' Stopped Diapason (Bdn) --
           8' Spitzflöte (Ped)       --          8' Salicional             61
           4' Supra Octava           61          8' Voix Céleste           61
              Mixtur IV             244          8' Flûte Conique          61
              Zimbel III            183          8' Flûte Céleste (TC)     49
          16' Fagott                 61          4' Geigen Octave          61
              * 1-12 resultant                   4' Chimney Flute          61
                                                 2' Octavin                61
              GREAT ORGAN (4" wind)                 Full Mixture V        305
          16' Bourdon (Sw)           --         16' Double Trumpet         61
           8' First Diapason         61          8' Harmonic Trumpet       61
           8' Second Diapason (Wk)   --          8' Hautboy                61
           8' Chimney Flute          61          8' Vox Humana             61
           8' Harmonic Flute (So)    --          4' Harmonic Clarion       61
           8' Erzähler               61             Tremulant
           4' Principal              61             Chimes (So)
           4' Octave (Wk)            --
           4' Night Horn             61             SOLO ORGAN (8" wind)
       2 2/3' Twelfth                61          8' Spitzflöte (Ped)       --
           2' Fifteenth              61          8' Viola Major            61
           2' Koppelpfeife           61          8' Viola Céleste          61
              Mixture IV            244          8' Harmonic Flute         73
              Cornet V (g20-g56)    185          4' Principal              61
           8' Clarinet (Ch)          --          4' Orchestral Fl. (HrmFl) --
           8' Trumpet (ext Ped)      12             Grand Chorus VIII     488 **
        8'+4' Grand Jeu (draws Tpt)  12          8' French Horn            61
              Tremulant                          8' English Horn           61
              Chimes (So)                       16' Bombarde Harmonique    61
                                                 8' Trompette Harmonique   61
              CHOIR ORGAN (4" wind)              4' Clairon Harmonique     61
          16' Double Gemshorn        72             Tremulant
           8' Principal              61             Chimes                 21 tubes
           8' Doppelflöte            61             ** unenclosed
           8' Gemshorn (fr. 16')     --
           8' Gemshorn Céleste (TC)  49             PEDAL ORGAN (4" wind)
           4' Prestant               61         32' Contra Sub Bass        56
           4' Flute                  61         16' Open Diapason Wood     32
       2 2/3' Nazard                 61         16' Open Diapason Metal    32
           2' Recorder               61         16' Sub Bass (fr. 32')     --
       1 3/5' Tierce                 61         16' Præstant (Wk)          --
       1 1/3' Larigot                61         16' Double Gemshorn (Ch)   --
              Mixture III           183         16' Bourdon (Sw)           --
          16' Bass Clarinet          73         16' Spitzbass              73
           8' Trumpet Minor          61     10 2/3' Contra Quint (fr. 32') --
           8' Flugel Horn            61          8' Principal              32
           8' Clarinet (fr. 16')     --          8' Stopped Flute (fr 32') --
              Tremulant                          8' Præstant (Wk)          --
              Chimes (So)                        8' Stopped Diapason (Sw)  --
              Zimbelstern                        8' Gemshorn (Ch)          --
                                             5 1/3' Quint (fr. Spitzbass)  --
              GREAT STOPS ON CHOIR               4' Fifteenth              32
           8' First Diapason (Gt)    --          4' Spitzflöte (fr. 8')    --
           8' Chimney Flute (Gt)     --          2' Choral Bass (fr. Spbs) --
           8' Erzähler (Gt)          --             Mixture III            96
           4' Principal (Gt)         --         32' Harmonics IV (derived) --
           2' Fifteenth (Gt)         --         32' Helicon (8" wind)      68
              Mixure IV (Gt)         --         16' Posaune (fr. 32' Hel)  --
                                                16' Bombarde (So)          --
              TOWER ORGAN (floating)            16' Double Trumpet (Sw)    --
           8' Principal              pf         16' Fagott (Wk)            --
           8' Holzgedeckt            pf         16' Bass Clarinet (Ch)     --
           8' Viola Dolce            pf          8' Trumpet (fr. 32')      --
           8' Unda Maris             pf          8' Fagott (Wk)            --
           4' Prestant               pf          8' Clarinet (Ch)          --
           2' Doublette              pf          4' Clarion (fr. 32')      --
              Fourniture IV          pf          4' Rohr Schalmei          32
                                                    Chimes (So)
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-23]
    
    
  • Click Here Typed stoplist. Source: From Sebastian M. Glück Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.