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West End Presbyterian Church
165 W. 105th St. at Amsterdam Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10025

OHS Database ID 57237.

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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 December 2, 2015.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 28 stops. 46 registers. 30 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1952-53, as part of a complete church renovation program, the M.P. Möller organ from 1913 was rebuilt by the J.H. & C.S. Odell Company. The console, which reused the old shell, was fitted with new keyboards, stop tabs, and an all-electric remote control, capture-type combination system. Odell provided new universal wind chests with pitman stop action, but overhauled the existing swell shades and shade actions. All old pipework retained for the new instrument was rebuilt and revoiced to blend with the revised tonal ensemble. The contract did not include rehabilitation of the existing Chimes and Harp actions. The organ was placed in chambers which speak into both the chapel and church sanctuaries, and the console can be moved into either location. The Articles of Agreement (Feb. 13, 1951) stated that Odell would complete the work within three years of signing the contract, for a total consideration of $21,850. (Jeff Scofield. December 28, 2019)

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Church exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2005-09-09

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
           West End Presbyterian Church
    
           M. P. Möller        Op. 1608  1913   3/18
           J.H. & C.S. Odell   Op. 608   1953   3/30
           ____________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                            SWELL
    
        8' Open Diapason     61          8' Violin Diapason  61
        8' Gamba             61          8' Lieblich Gedeckt 61
        8' Doppel Flute      61          8' Salicional       61
        8' Gemshorn (24 new) 85          8' Voix Celeste     49
        4' Octave            61 *        8' Rohr Flute       61
        4' Harmonic Flute    61          4' Violina          12
    2 2/3' Twelfth           61 *        4' Gemshorn         GT
        2' Fifteenth         61 *    2 2/3' Quint (Gemshorn) GT
      III  Mixture          183 *        2' Flageolet (Gh)   GT
           Sub                       1 3/5' Tierce           61 *
           Unison Off                   16' Tuba Major       61
           Super                         8' Tuba             12
           Cathedral Chimes  20          8' Oboe Horn        61
                                         8' Vox Humana       61
           CHOIR                         4' Tuba Clarion     12
                                            Tremulant
       16' Dulciana          tc             Sub
        8' Viol d'Orchestre  61             Unison Off
        8' Gross Flute       61             Super
        8' Dulciana          61             Blank
        8' Unda Maris        49             Blank
        4' Fugara            61
        4' Flute d'Amour     61             PEDAL
        4' Dulcet            12
    2 2/3' Dolce Quint        7         16' Open Diapason    32
        2' Piccolo           61 *       16' Sub Bass         32 a
        8' Clarinet          61         16' Bourdon          12 SW
           Tremulant                     8' Bass Flute (OpD) 12     
           Sub                           8' Choral Bass      12 b
           Unison Off                    8' Gemshorn         GT
           Super                         8' Principal        SW
           Harp                          4' Super Octave     SW
           Blank                        16' Tuba Major       SW
                                         8' Tuba             SW
                                         4' Tuba Clarion     SW
        *  new pipes in 1953                Blank
    
             [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.