The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 West 55th Street at Fifth Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, New York

OHS Database ID 52488.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 3, 2014.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 44 stops. 51 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.

Notes

  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in Radzinsky, 1910. -- Replaced in 1913 by Ernest M. Skinner. (Database Manager. March 3, 2014)
  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1893, a new organ was built by the J.H. & C.S. Odell Company of New York City, replacing the earlier Jardine instrument. This organ, like its predecessors, employed water power. A steam engine pumped water to a tank located above the old E. Howard & Co. clock in the steeple on the tower level. As the water flowed down by gravity to a basement cistern, the feeders of the bellows were operated. (Jeff Scofield. December 27, 2019)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Radzinsky, Charles A.. "Organ Builders of New York, 1800 to 1909," The New Music Review and Church Music Review (Vol. 9, No. 99 [February 1910], p. 165-168). ["first" history of organbuilding in NYC, bio of builders + descr. of some installations]

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Photographs

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph from period Odell brochure, collection of Jeff Scofield
Organ case and console. Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project

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

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from Larry Trupiano via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
           New York, New York
           Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
    
           J.H. & C.S. Odell   Op. 316   1893   3/51
           ___________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                          SWELL
    
       16' Dbl Open Diapason  58      16' Bourdon           58
        8' 1st Open Diapason  58       8' Open Diapason     58
        8' 2nd Open Diapason  58       8' Stopped Diapason  58
        8' Viola di Gamba     58       8' Salicional        58
        8' Doppelflöte        58       8' Vox Celestis      42
        8' Dulciana           58       8' Dulciana          58
        4' Octave             58       4' Octave            58
        4' Flute Harmonique   58       4' Hohlflöte         58
    2 2/3' Octave Quint       58       2' Flageolet         58
        2' Super Octave       58     III  Cornet           174
       IV  Mixture           232     III  Mixture          174
        8' Trumpet            58      16' Contra Fagotto    58
        4' Clarion            58       8' Cornopean         58
                                       8' Oboe              58
           CHOIR                          Tremulant
    
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt   58          PEDAL
        8' Open Diapason      58
        8' Keraulophone       58      32' Dbl Open Diapason 30
        8' Stopped Diapason   58      16' Open Diapason     30
        8' Concert Flute      58      16' Bourdon           30
        8' Dulce d'Amour      58      16' Dulciana          30
        4' Violina            58       8' Violoncello       30
        4' Rohrflöte          58   5 1/3' Twelfth           30
        2' Piccolo            58      16' Trombone          30
        8' Clarinet           58
    
             [Received from Jeff Scofield December 27, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from Larry Trupiano via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.