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St. Malachy's R.C. Church
239 West 49th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10036

OHS Database ID 49162.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 11, 2015.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 38 stops. 73 registers. 43 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.


  • Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. (Database Manager. February 1, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from AP. (Database Manager. January 11, 2015)
  • Built for Hillside Presbyterian Church in Orange, New Jersey. As rebuilt by Peragallo in 2011–12, the instrument incorporates the restored Aeolian-Skinner pipes and chests, plus several additional ranks, all installed behind a new façade in the gallery. Peragallo also added a Chancel division with ten digital stops by Walker Technical Co. There are two consoles: a movable three-manual drawknob console usually positioned in the west aisle near the chancel, and a three-manual rocking-tablet console in the gallery.

    This organ is known as the Paul Creston Memorial Organ, honoring the composer Paul Creston (1906–1985) who was organist at St. Malachy's from 1934–1967.

    The inaugural concerts were given at 11 p.m. (post-theatre) on the four Fridays of October 2012. Presenting the concerts were organists Jon Johnson (Nashville), Michael Hey (New York City), Vince Carr (Newark), and Christa Miller (Houston). (Database Manager. June 29, 2017)

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Gallery. Photograph by Mark Pacoe 2012-10-01
Gallery Console. Photograph by Mark Pacoe 2012-10-01
Exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2010-01-01

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From NYC AGO Organ Project website

  • New York City, New York
    St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.   Opus 938   1935
    Originally in Hillside Presbyterian Church, Orange, New Jersey
    Rebuilt and moved by Peragallo Pipe Organ Company (2012)
    3 manuals, 34 stops, 43 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                          SWELL ORGAN
         16' Violone                73        16' Bourdon                73
          8' First Diapason         61         8' Geigen                 73
          8' Second Diapason        61         8' Stopped Diapason       73
          8' Doppel Flute           61         8' Viole d'Amour          73
          8' Violoncello (fr. 16')  --         8' Voix Celeste           73
          4' Octave                 61         4' Fugara                 73
          4' Harmonic Flute         61         4' Flute Triangular       73
      2 2/3' Twelfth                61     2 2/3' Nazard                 61
          2' Fifteenth              61         2' Flautino               61
             Mixture IV            244     1 3/5' Tierce                 61
             Fourniture IV          --            Mixture III           183
               (Mixture IV 8ve higher)        16' Fagotto                73
          8' Actors' Trumpet        61         8' Trumpet                73
          8' Tromba (Ch)            --         8' Oboe                   73
          4' Clarion (Ch)           --         8' Vox Humana             73
             Chimes            digital         4' Clarion                73
             Cymbalstern       digital            Tremolo
                                               8' Actors' Trumpet (Gt)   --
             CHOIR ORGAN
         16' Contra Viole           73            PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Open Diapason          73        32' Contra Bourdon    digital
          8' Concert Flute          73        32' Contre Violone    digital
          8' Erzähler               73        16' Open Wood              44
          8' Erzähler Celeste (TC)  61        16' Diapason          digital
          4' Flute Traverso         73        16' Violone (Gt)           --
          2' Harmonic Piccolo       61        16' Contra Violone (Ch)    --
          8' Tromba                 73        16' Bourdon                44
          8' Clarinet               73        16' Echo Lieblich (Sw)     --
          8' Cor Anglais            73         8' Open Bass (fr. Op Wd)  --
          4' Clarion (fr. Tromba)   --         8' Flute (fr. Bdn)        --
             Tremolo                           8' Violoncello (Gt)       --
          8' Actors' Trumpet (Gt)   --         8' Still Gedeckt (Sw)     --
          8' Harp              digital         4' Flute (ext Bdn)   digital
          4' Celesta           digital        32' Contre Bombarde   digital
                                              32' Contre Fagotto    digital
             CHANCEL ORGAN (floating)         16' Bombarde          digital
          8' Diapason          digital        16' Fagotto (Sw)           --
          8' Bourdon           digital         8' Actors' Trumpet (Gt)   --
          8' Gemshorn          digital         8' Tromba (Ch)            --
          8' Vox Angelorum II  digital         4' Clarion (Ch)           --
          4' Principal         digital            Tower Carillon    digital
          4' Chimney Flute     digital
          8' Cor d'Amour       digital
             CHANCEL PEDAL
         16' Bourdon           digital
          8' Flute             digital
             digital stops by Walker Technical Co.
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-06-29]
  • Typed stoplist. Source: From NYC AGO Organ Project website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.