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Mann & Trupiano (1994)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 891-A, 1942)

Location:

St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church
145 West 46th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10036 US
Organ ID: 24685

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • 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: EP pitman
  • 92 ranks. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 63 stops. 95 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 63
  • Registers: 95
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 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:
Restoration to original specifications of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 891 (1932-33).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Larry Trupiano
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Gallery and exposed pipes: Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Console: Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson.

Chancel Holtkamp console: Photograph by John Rust via Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Church exterior: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

Skinner case proposal (1929): Courtesy of Larry Trupiano via Steven E. Lawson.

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