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The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 205, 1913)

Location:

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5th Avenue at 53rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Organ ID: 2478

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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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 77 ranks. 5,179 pipes. 4 manuals. 91 stops. 67 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 91
  • Registers: 67
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
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:
Tonal revisions in 1945 by E. M. Skinner & Son, additional changes by M.P. Möller, #7900 in 1949; rebuilt by AEolian-Skinner in 1955; rebuilt and greatly altered by Gilbert Adams in 1970; mechanical and tonal alterations since.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Chancel organ. Tonal revisions by E. M. Skinner in 1945. Additional changes by Möller in 1949 as Op. 7900. Rebuilt by Aeolian-Skinner in 1956.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 01, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photo from 1913 concert brochure, Neal Campbell collection via Steven E. Lawson.

Church interior to rear: Photo from 1913 concert brochure, Neal Campbell collection via Steven E. Lawson.

Organ case: Photo from 1913 concert brochure, Neal Campbell collection via Steven E. Lawson.

South Chambers: Photo from 1913 concert brochure, Neal Campbell collection via Steven E. Lawson.

Maurice Garabrant: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

Organ case: Photo from 1913 concert brochure, Neal Campbell collection via Steven E. Lawson.

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