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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2347, 1961)

Location:

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Fifth Avenue / 55th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 12095

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 120 ranks. 6,685 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 90 stops. 117 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 90
  • Registers: 117
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 13, 2014:

New Wicks console in 1996; rebuilt and releathered by Austin in 1998; revoicing and tonal changes by Daniel Angerstein in 1999.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 20, 2005:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Includes 30 ranks from E. M. Skinner Opus 206, which it replaced.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> November 1960
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson.

Church exterior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson.

Console: Photograph by Kenneth Stein.

None: Photograph from Austin ad in THE AMERICAN ORGANIST March 1961.

1996 Wicks console: Photograph from Wicks Organ Co., collection of Jeff Scofield.

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