Steere Organ Company (1912)

Location:

Ascension Episcopal Church
36 Fifth Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10011 US
Organ ID: 23716

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 11, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 48 ranks. 2,872 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops. 46 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 11, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 46
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 11, 2019.
Database Manager on December 11, 2019:

This was a rebuild of 1895 3/42 Hutchings Op. 388, retaining much of the pipework; from the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1912, the Hutchings chancel organ (Op. 388, 1895) was rebuilt by J.W. Steere & Son, who reused many pipes from the previous organ. Dr. William C. Carl, organist at nearby First Presbyterian Church, opened the new organ, and subsequent recitals were given by Scott Wheeler and Felix Lamonde.

Lynnwood Farnam (1885-1930), noted concert organist of the early 20th century, was in the habit of writing down specifications and comments of the organs he visited and played. An entry dated February 16, 1922, includes the following specification of the 1912 Steere organ at Church of the Ascension. Farnam commented: "Beautiful-toned instrument. Effective pedal. 32 unusually good. ORGANIST – Miss Jessie Craig Adam."

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Database Manager on January 07, 2011:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on May 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:
Rebuild of Geo. S. Hutchings #388. Later rebuilt by Skinner (1931).

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Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project: Open In New Tab
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