Pipe Organ Database

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Robert M. Turner (1973)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
120 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 22698

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 77 ranks. 4,382 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 51 stops. 72 registers.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 51
  • Registers: 72
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 12, 2014:

Retained 16 stops (18 ranks) from 1922 3/26 E. M. Skinner Op. 399; the Vox Humana, Hautbois and Orchestral Oboe came from other sources.

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

Database Manager on June 03, 2012:

Updated through online information from John R. Allen.

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

Database Manager on April 06, 2008:

Updated through online information from Vaughn A. Hinman. -- The organ is used for Sunday services. There is a recording of the organ on the Delos label, Noehren plays Dupré. Also there is a NJ Network program about Turner building the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on January 08, 2006:

Identified 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:

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by Robert M. Turner via Vaughn A. Hinman
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Facade with Console, 2012.: Photograph by Vaughn A. Hinman.

Church interior to front: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-02-24

Church exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-01-23

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