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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1586, 1929)

Location:

Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church
Fifth Avenue at 90th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10128 US
Organ ID: 2487

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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: Austin Universal Air
  • 74 ranks. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 71 stops. 92 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 71
  • Registers: 92
  • 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 with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • 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.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Enlarged by Austin in 1961 and 1972.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Cleaned and revoiced by James Konzelman after 1993 fire, with additions (145 ranks). New 5m Guilbault-Therien console replaced Austin console which was destroyed by fire. SS console & combination action.

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 <i>The New York City Organ Project</i>, NYC AGO website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console front: Photograph via Steven E. Lawson.

Console angle: Photograph via Steven E. Lawson.

Console seen through grillework in its normal spot: Photograph via Steven E. Lawson.

Console rear shot: Photograph via Steven E. Lawson.

Console with cover down: Photograph via Steven E. Lawson.

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