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Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 408, 1923)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
Broadway at Wall Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10006 US
Organ ID: 22806

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 01, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 75 ranks. 4,630 pipes. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 62 stops. 75 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 01, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 62
  • Registers: 75
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 01, 2019.
Database Manager on December 01, 2019:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In early 1923, Trinity Church commissioned the Skinner Organ Company of Boston to build an entirely new organ. The Articles of Agreement (Mar. 15, 1923) show that Skinner would build a double organ with divisions in the gallery and chancel, all controlled by a four-manual drawknob console in the chancel, for a consideration of $42,000. While the organ was being constructed, the church Comptroller wrote (Jan. 15, 1924) to Skinner, authorizing the addition of a harp stop at a cost of $1,085. Skinner's Nave Organ retained several Erben stops — the 32' Open Wood, the Great Mixture III and the Swell Mixture V — and was installed behind the notable Upjohn case. The Chancel Organ was placed in the chamber behind the Labagh case on the right side of the chancel. The console and chancel divisions were ready for use by November 1, 1923, and the gallery divisions were completed for the dedication, on March 10, 1924, by the Rt. Rev. William T. Manning, Bishop of New York and former Rector of Trinity Parish. Music for the dedication was provided by Trinity's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Channing Lefebvre, and the choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Dr. Miles Farrow,

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 02, 2019.

Database Manager on September 05, 2009:

Updated through online information from John Elwood.

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

Database Manager on January 16, 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:
Replaced an 1846 four manual Erben in Gallery and an 1864 Hall & Labagh (subsequently altered by Hook & Hastings) in Chancel.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist courtesy of the Aeolian-Skinner Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 02, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

Console in its enclosure: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

Console and Dr. Channing Lefebvre: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

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