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Calvary Episcopal Church
86 Lake Rd.
Burnt Hills, New York 12027

OHS Database ID 6693.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 31, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 14 registers. 15 ranks. 860 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The original builder was F. J. N. Tallman (1900, No. 50). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1997 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • OCH from Baptist, Port Jervis, NY in 1967. Case left behind. Installed here an altered by Sidney Chase 1967, 2-11 [using 2 Johnson ranks from the burned Johnson]; altered by Bozeman-Gibson in 1975; enlarged by Carey in 1985, 2-15. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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Organ facade and keydesk. Photograph by Pete O'Hearn 2019-12-23
Original builder's nameplate. Photograph by Pete O'Hearn 2019-12-23

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  • Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from a Parish document provided by Pete O'Hearn
    Burnt Hills, New York
    Calvary Episcopal Church
    F.J.N. TALLMAN, No. 50., 1900 - 2-11
    Sidney Chase, 1967 - Installation & Additions
    Bozeman – Gibson, 1975 - Unspecified Repairs
    Michael Lorris, 19__ - Unspecified Repairs
    Carey Organ Co., 1985 - Tonal Revision & Additions
    GREAT                                        COUPLERS
    8'     Open Diapason             61          Swell to Pedal
    8'     Stopped Diapason          61          Great to Pedal
    8'     Dulciana            (tc)  49
    4'     Principal                 61          Swell to Great
    2'     Fifteenth                 61
    II     Mixture                  122
                                                 FOOT TRUNDLES
    SWELL (Expressive)                           None
    8'     Salicional          (tc)  49
    8'     Melodia                   61
    4'     Flute d'Amour             61
    2'     Waldflote                 61          PEDAL MOVEMENTS
    1-3/5' Tierce                    61          Swell Expression             (bal.)
    1-1/3' Larigot                   61
    8'     Oboe                      61
    16'  Bourdon                     30
    ACTION: Mech. Key & Stop     VOICES: 14     STOPS: 14     RANKS: 15     PIPES: 860
    This organ was originally built for First Baptist Church in Port Jervis, NY.
    It was relocated thru the Organ Clearing House to Calvary Episcopal Church in Burnt
    Hills New York after a 1966 fire destroyed all but 2 ranks of their 2nd, used pipe
    organ – a 1-manual, Wm. A. Johnson, Opus 415. The Tallman was installed with a new
    case and tonal changes by Sidney Chase of Worcester, NY.
    Further repairs were later undertaken by Bozeman-Gibson of Deerfield, NH. and Michael
    Lorris of Barre, VT.
    In 1985, the Carey Organ Co. of Troy, NY. Tonally revised and enlarged the organ to
    15 ranks. The Great 8' Melodia and Swell 8' Stopped Diapason were swapped. The Great
    8' Dulciana was reportedly new (or at least to this instrument). The Great II Mixture
    is new. The Swell 1-1/3' Larigot is revoiced. The Swell 1-3/5' Tierce is made from
    the retained 2-2/3' Twelfth of the church's previous Wm. A. Johnson organ. And the
    Swell 8' Oboe is also retained from the Johnson.
    Sources: Document in the Calvary church files prepared by Keith Williams and OHS
             Archivist, Stephen Pinel – courtesy of organ tech Pete O'Hearn;
             Relocated/documented organ in Burnt Hills, NY.
    Calvary Episcopal Church
    85 Lake Hill Rd 
    Burnt Hills, NY. 12027
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner. Source: Stoplist copied from a Parish document provided by Pete O'Hearn Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.