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Holy Family R. C. Church
315 East 47th St.
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10017

Church

OHS Database ID 57576.

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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 23, 2016.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

5 manuals. 6 divisions. 57 stops. 84 registers. 69 ranks. 4064 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. 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. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Positiv, located on the right wall of the chancel, was added in 1999 by Wicks. (Jeff Scofield. January 23, 2016)

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Photographs

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Church Interior, Altar, and Positiv Pipe Display. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-03-16
Nave, Gallery, Pipe Facade, and Organ Case. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-03-16
Chancel and Positiv Pipe Display. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-03-16
Console. (1996) Photograph courtesy of Robert M. Turner and supplied by Jeff Scofield
Church Exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-03-16
Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-09-09

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist courtesy of the NYC Organ Project http://nycago.org/Organs/NYC/index.html
           New York, New York
           Church of the Holy Family, R. C.
    
           Robert M. Turner   1996   5/69
           ______________________________________________________
    
           GREAT (II)                       SWELL (III)
    
       16' Principal          61        16' Rohrbass           61
        8' Diapason           61         8' Rohrflöte          12
        8' Principal          12         8' Viole de gambe     61
        8' Flûte harmonique   61         8' Voix céleste       49
        8' Bourdon            61         4' Prestant           61
        8' Flauto Dolce       61         4' Nachthorn          61
        8' Flute Celeste      61     2 2/3' Nazard             61
        8' Dulciana           CH         2' Octavin            61
        8' Unda Maris         CH     1 3/5' Tierce             61
        4' Octave             61     1 1/3' Larigot            12
        4' Flûte octaviante   61       III  Cymbal            183
    2 2/3' Quinte             61        16' Bombarde           61
        2' Superoctave        61         8' Trumpet            61
        V  Fourniture        305         8' Trompette          61
        8' Trumpet            61         8' Hautbois           61
        8' Tuba Mirabilis     SO         8' Vox Humana         61
        8' St. Thomas Trumpet SO         4' Clairon            61
           Tremulant                        Tremulant
           Sub                              Sub
           Unison Off                       Unison Off
           Super                            Super
           Chimes             SO            Cymbelstern
           Harp               dg            Chancel on Swell
           Celesta            dg
           Postiv to Great 16               CHOIR  (I)
           Postiv to Great 4
                                        16' Dulciana           61
           POSITIV (IV)                  8' Diapason           61
                                         8' Gedeckt            61
        8' Gedecktpommer      61         8' Cello              61
        8' Dolcan             61         8' Cello Celeste      61
        4' Spiillflöte        61         8' Dulciana           12
        2' Spitzflöte         61         8' Unda Maris         49
    1 1/3' Larigot            61         4' Principal          61
           Tremulant                     4' Koppelflöte        61
           Positiv to Swell              2' Octave             61
           Positiv to Pedal              2' Blockflöte         61
                                        II  Sesquialtera       98
           PEDAL                        IV  Mixture           244
                                         8' Tuba Mirabilis     SO
       32' Contra Violone     dg         8' Cromorne           61
       32' Untersatz          dg            Tremulant
       16' Contrebasse        dg            Sub
       16' Principal          GT            Unison Off
       16' Subbass            dg            Super
       16' Contra Gamba       SO            Positiv to Choir
       16' Rohrbass           SW            Chancel on Choir
       16' Dulciana           CH            Tower Carillon     dg
        8' Octave             32
        8' Principal          GT            SOLO (IV)
        8' Gemshorn           32
        8' Gamba              SO        16' Contra Gamba       dg
        8' Rohrflöte          SW         8' Philomela          61
        4' Choralbass         GT         8' Gamba              61
        4' Flûte              GT         8' Gamba Celeste      61
        2' Superoctave        GT         8' Dulciana           CH
      III  Mixture            96         8' Unda Maris         CH
       32' Ophicleide         dg         4' Orchestral Flute   61
       16' Posaune            dg         8' St. Thomas Trumpet 61
       16' Bombarde           SW         8' Tuba Mirabilis     61
        8' Trumpet            GT         8' French Horn        61
        4' Clarion            GT         8' English Horn       61
        4' Clairon            SW         8' Clarinet           61
        8' St. Thomas Trumpet SO            Tremulant
           Chimes             SO            Sub
           Chancel on Pedal                 Unison Off
                                            Super
           CHANCEL (V) (digital)            Chimes             dg
                                            Positiv Unison Off
        8' Principal                        Chancel on Solo
        8' Gedeckt
        8' Flute Celeste II
        4' Octave
        2' Superoctave
        8' Trompete Harmonique
        8' Tuba Mirabilis
        8' St. Thomas Trumpet
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
    
               [Received from Jeff Scofield January 23, 2016]