The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West & 96th
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10025

OHS Database ID 6009.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 17, 2011.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 6 divisions. 70 stops. 68 ranks. 4231 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Notes

  • The original builder was Hutchings-Votey (1903, Opus483). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Rebuild of 1903 Hutchings-Votey. Static reservoir releathered 1992. (By Donald Hunt?). OHS Historic Organs Recital 15 Dec 1991. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. January 17, 2011)
  • From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1930, the Hook & Hastings Company of Boston was contracted to modernize the 1903 Hutchings-Votey organ. Hook & Hastings cleaned and releathered the organ, extended some ranks to 73 notes, and provided a new detached four-manual drawknob console. Around 1972, the console was rebuilt by Fred Lloyd and Arthur Schoedel. New couplers were installed, and the side jambs were fitted with Klann stop tabs. By the 1990s, the organ had become unreliable and efforts were made by Lorenz Maycher, organist for 10 years, to raise funds for the restoration of this historic organ. (Jeff Scofield. December 26, 2019)

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Photographs

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Church interior. Photograph from the collection of Jim Lewis, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
1930 Console. From THE DIAPASON April 1930 courtesy of Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Console after 1972 renovation. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1996-07-08

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

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist from The Diapason January 1930 via Sebastian Gluck
           New York, New York
           First Church of Christ, Scientist
    
           Hutchings-Votey   Op. 483   1903   4/66
           Hook & Hastings             1930   4/68
           ____________________________________________________
    
           GREAT                           SWELL
    
       16' Open Diapason     61        16' Melodia           73
        8' 1st Diapason      61         8' Diapason          73
        8' 2nd Diapason      61         8' Stopped Diapason  73
        8' Wood Diapason   a 61         8' Horn Diapason     73   
        8' Doppelflöte       61         8' Salicional        61
        8' Rohrflöte         61         8' Voix Celeste      61
        8' Gamba             61         8' Spitzflöte        61
        8' Gemshorn          61         8' Aeoline           61
        4' Octave            61         4' Octave            61
        4' Flute Harmonique  61         4' Flute a Cheminee  61
    2 2/3' Twelfth           61         4' Salicet           61
        2' Fifteenth         61         2' Flageolet         61
        V  Mixture          305         V  Mixture          305
       16' Trumpet           61        16' Fagotto           61
        8' Trumpet           61         8' Cornopean         61
        4' Clarion           61         8' Oboe              61
           Chimes            EC         8' Vox Humana        61
           Harp              SW            Tremolo
           Harp Celesta      SW            Chimes            EC
                                           Harp            c 49
           CHOIR
                                           ECHO
       16' Gamba             73
        8' Diapason          73         8' Silverella        61
        8' Geigen Principal  73         8' Lieblich Gedackt  61
        8' Clarabella        73         8' Vox Angelica    d 61
        8' Quintadena        73         4' Flute Traverso    61
        8' Dulciana          73         8' Vox Humana        61
        8' Unda Maris        61            Tremolo
        4' Gemshorn          73
        4' Waldflöte         73            PEDAL
        2' Piccolo           61
        8' Clarinet          73        32' Diapason          32
        8' Orchestral Oboe   73        16' 1st Diapason      32
           Tremolo                     16' 2nd Diapason      12
           Chimes            EC        16' Bourdon           32
           Harp              SW        16' Violone           32
           Harp Celesta      SW        16' Contra Bass       CH
                                       16' Lieblich Gedackt  SW
           SOLO                    10 2/3' Quinte             7
                                        8' Octave (1stDiap)  12
        8' Stentorphone      73         8' Gedackt            5
        8' Grossflöte        73         8' Fugara            12
        8' Gamba             61         8' Cello (VoixCel)   SW
        8' Gamba Celeste   b 61         4' Super Octave      12
        8' Tuba Mirabilis    73        16' Trombone          32
           Chimes            EC        16' Bassoon           SW
           Harp              SW         8' Tromba            12
           Harp Celesta      SW            Chimes            EC
    
        a  Doppelflöte                  c  1930 addition
        b  Replaced Hohlpfeife          d  Orig. Unda Maris
       
             [Received from Jeff Scofield December 26, 2019] 
        
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from The Diapason January 1930 via Sebastian Gluck Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.