The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Bernard R. C. (Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard's)
328 West 14th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10014

OHS Database ID 6119.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
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 December 5, 2010.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 31 stops. 31 registers. 35 ranks. 1906 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • [Replaced 1881 Odell which was destroyed by fire] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • On-line update from michael ryan -- Restored 1991 by Chris Ballad. (Database Manager. August 7, 2005)
  • Updated through on-line information from Edward Odell. -- It is in playable condition but badly needs restoration. We are currently undertaking restorative repairs. The Bottom octave of each manual division features a unique pneumatically-assisted action. These are not Barker levers, but pneumatic pull downs activated mechanically from the manual keys via trackers. (Database Manager. January 13, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from Anthony Meloni. -- This organ was in fact patched-up by Chris Ballard. A new tracker system was installed in 1999 by Meloni & Farrier Organbuilders. Some pipe ranks were also repaired by Timothy Fink and revoiced by Anthony Meloni. Replacement pedal keys, identical to the originals, were built and installed by Meloni & Farrier. (Database Manager. April 11, 2007)
  • Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. December 5, 2010)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Church interior from gallery. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church interior to gallery and organ. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Gallery, console and case. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Gallery, console and organ case.
Console. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Console. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Odell metal swell shoe with name. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Church exterior. Photograph by John Rust 2005 via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    St. Bernard's Church, New York City
    1891 Odell, Op. 294
    (Stoplist: David Schnute from T 11:4:5)
    
    GREAT
    16' Double Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Gemshorn
    8' Dolce
    8' Grosse Flöte
    4' Octave
    4' Flute d'Amour
    2-2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Mixture
    8' Trumpet
    8'Clarinet
    chimes (added 1920)
    
    SWELL
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8'Gamba
    8' Salicional
    8' Clarinet Flute
    4' Octave
    4' Wald Flute
    2-2/3' Twelfth
    2' Fifteenth
    III Cornet
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    4' Clarion
    Tremolo
    
    PEDAL
    16' Double Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    10-2/3' Quint
    8' Flute
    
    "The second Odell organ was installed in St. Bernard's Church on November 7, 1891."   
    (See older Odell in table of Historic Organs - Gone.)
    
    
    
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  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.