The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York

Chapel

OHS Database ID 49325.


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 March 12, 2012.


Technical Details

Direct electric/electro-mechanical chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 99 stops. 66 registers. 106 ranks. 5710 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

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.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Russell Meyer. -- The organ retains the hand-carved case designed by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, architects of the building, dating from 1904. The facade pipes were all new in 1967. No other parts of the previous organ were retained. The firm of Foley & Baker replaced the relay system in 2004 with a computerized system. (Database Manager. March 8, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Russell Meyer. -- The case previously housed an organ built by Geo. Hutchings in 1904. (Database Manager. March 12, 2012)

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Photographs

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Facade and Console. Photograph from THE DIAPASON, October 1967

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Gress-Miles brochure and Diapason May 1966 issue

  • Poughkeepsie, New York
    VASSAR COLLEGE CHAPEL
    
    Gress-Miles Organ Company   1967
    4/106   5710 pipes
    
    GREAT ORGAN (unenclosed) II
        16’ Principal               58 pipes
        16’ Quintaton               58 pipes
         8’ Principal               58 pipes
         8’ Bordun                  58 pipes
         8’ Violoncelle             58 pipes
         8’ Harmonic Flute          46 pipes  1-12 Bordun
         4’ Octave                  58 pipes
         4’ Koppelflöte             58 pipes
     3-1/5’ Gross Terz              12 pipes
     2-2/3’ Nasat                   58 pipes
         2’ Superoctave             58 pipes
         2’ Waldflöte               58 pipes
     1-3/5’ Terz                    58 pipes
    II-III  Rauschquint            162 pipes
     V-VII  Mixture (1-1/3’)       370 pipes
     III-V  Scharf  (2/3’)         254 pipes
        16’ Trumpet                 58 pipes
         8’ Trumpet                 12 pipes
        16’ Trompette-a-Pavillion TC       -
         8’ Trompette-a-Pavillion   58 pipes
         4’ Clairon-a-Pavillion     12 pipes
            Tremulant
            Zimbelstern
    
    POSITIV ORGAN (unenclosed) I
         8’ Principal               58 pipes
         8’ Gedeckt                 58 pipes
         8’ Spitzgamba              46 pipes  common bass
         8’ Quintadena              58 pipes
         4’ Principal               58 pipes
         4’ Spielflöte              58 pipes
         2’ Octave                  58 pipes
         2’ Spielflöte              12 pipes
     1-1/3’ Quint                   58 pipes
        II  Sesquialtera           116 pipes
     IV-VI  Mixture (1’)           312 pipes
    III-IV  Scharf  (1/2’)         220 pipes
        16’ Dulzian                 12 pipes
         8’ Trumpet                 58 pipes
         8’ Dulzian                 58 pipes
         4’ Clarion                 12 pipes
            Tremulant
    
    SWELL ORGAN (enclosed) III
        16’ Rohr Bordun             12 pipes
         8’ Geigen Principal        58 pipes
         8’ Rohrflöte               58 pipes
         8’ Traversflöte            46 pipes  1-12 Rohrflöte 
         8’ Viole de Gambe          58 pipes
         8’ Viole Celeste           58 pipes
         8’ Dolce                   58 pipes
         8’ Unda Maris TC           46 pipes
         4’ Geigen Octave           58 pipes
         4’ Traversflöte            12 pipes
         4’ Unda Maris II           24 pipes
     2-2/3’ Nazard TC               46 pipes
         2’ Hohlflöte               58 pipes
     1-3/5’ Tierce TC               46 pipes
     1-1/3’ Larigot                 12 pipes
         1’ Sifflöte                12 pipes
      V-VI  Plein Jeu (1-1/3’)     336 pipes
    III-IV  Carillon (1/4’)        220 pipes
        16’ Bombarde                12 pipes
         8’ Trompette               58 pipes
         8’ Hautbois                58 pipes
         8’ Vox Humana              58 pipes
         4’ Clairon Harmonique      58 pipes
            Tremulant
    
    BRUSTWERK (enclosed) IV
         8’ Holzgedeckt             58 pipes
         8’ Spitzflöte              58 pipes
         8’ Flute Celeste TC        46 pipes
         4’ Principal               58 pipes
         4’ Rohrflöte               58 pipes
     2-2/3’ Spitzquint TC           46 pipes
         2’ Principal               58 pipes
     1-1/3’ Nasat                   12 pipes
         1’ Octave                  12 pipes
        II  Tertian TC              92 pipes 
     III-V  Zimbel (1/3’)          254 pipes
         8’ Singend Regal           58 pipes
         8’ Trompette-a-Pavillion         GT
            Tremulant
    
    PEDAL ORGAN (unenclosed)
        32’ Subbass                 32 pipes
        16’ Contrebasse             32 pipes
        16’ Principal               12 pipes  ext. GT
        16’ Violonbasse             12 pipes  ext. GT
        16’ Subbass                 12 pipes
        16’ Quintaton                     GT
        16’ Rohr Bordun                   SW
    10-2/3’ Quintflöte                    SW
         8’ Principal               32 pipes
         8’ Gedeckt                 32 pipes
         8’ Rohrflöte                     SW
         4’ Octave                  32 pipes
         4’ Nachthorn               12 pipes
         2’ Nachthorn               12 pipes
        II  Rauschquint             64 pipes
        VI  Mixture (2’)           192 pipes
        32’ Contre Bombarde         32 pipes
        16’ Bombarde                12 pipes
        16’ Posaune                 20 pipes  1-12 GT Trumpet
        16’ Contre Trompette              SW
         8’ Trumpet                 12 pipes
         4’ Clarion                 12 pipes
         4’ Singend Regal                 BW
         2’ Cornett                 12 pipes
         8’ Trompette-a-Pavillion         GT
         4’ Clairon-a-Pavillion           GT
    
    Unison couplers only
    II and I may be interchanged
    IV and I may be interchanged
    
    Stoplist from “Diapason” May 1966 and Gress-Miles brochure
    
    
     [Received from Russell Meyer 2012-03-10.]
  • Stoplist from Gress-Miles brochure and Diapason May 1966 issue Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.