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St. Ambrose RC Church
25 Empire Blvd
Rochester, New York 14609

OHS Database ID 64402.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 8, 2019.

Technical Details

Three manuals.


  • This is a new home for an organ that was altered when it was moved from another location.
    Identified by Ian Scheil
    In 1986 the MP Moller organ was relocated to St. Ambrose by Hickey Organ Company from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania (unable to match opus numbers available). The instrument was unsuccessfully installed by a group of volunteers and was not playable or to industry standards. Parsons Organ Builders was consulted in this matter and advised the church to remove the organ so that proper repairs could be made. Due to budget constraints this was not possible and a Chicago firm was brought in to complete a lengthy repair process. Parsons Organ Builders was responsible for maintenance of this instrument until 2011. I have a full stop list and expanded information to add once the instrument is added. (Database Manager. May 8, 2019)
  • (Jeff Scofield. May 9, 2019)

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Console. Photograph by Ian Scheil (2005)

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  • Original document from Ian Scheil.. Source: Stoplist Confirmed at Console and Confirmed by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders
    Rochester, NY
    St. Ambrose RC Church
    Organ by M.P. Moller(1960) & Hickey Organ Co(1986)
    Swell: Trumpet 8’, Vox Humana 8’, Oboe 8’, Bourdon 16’ unit( 16’, 8’, 4’, 2 2/3’, 2’) Plien Jeu 4 rank, Salicional 8’, Viol Celeste 8’, Viole de Orchestra 8’, Swell Couplers 16’, 8’, 4’.
    Great: Dulciana, 8’, Viola de Gamba 8’, Diapason 8’, Melodia 8’,  Octave 4’, Flute Harmonic 4’, Octave quint 2 2/3’, Super octave 2’, tremolo, Great couplers 16’, 8’,4’.
    Choir: Clarinet 8’, Tierce 1 3/5’, Flagegelot 2’,  quint 2 2/3’, principal 4’, Unda Maris 8’, Dulciana 8’(Gt.), Viol de Gamba 8’(gt.), Melodia8’, Choir couplers 16’, 8’, 4’.
    Pedal: Trumpet 16’ 8’(Swell), Blank, Blank, Super Octave 4’(gt), Bourdon Unit 16’, 8’, 4’, Violin Cello(gt), Lieblich Gedeckt 16’(sw), Blank, Bourdon 32’(resultant)
  • Click Here Original document from Ian Scheil.. Source: Stoplist Confirmed at Console and Confirmed by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.