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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 985-A/B, 1962)

Location:

Columbia University
Broadway at 116th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10031 US
St. Paul's Chapel
Organ ID: 25620

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 91 ranks. 5,252 pipes. 4 manuals. 84 stops. 70 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 84
  • Registers: 70
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 15, 2009:

Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L by Sebastian Gluck April 15, 2009. -- The only two stops by Allen that were there in the Whiteford rebuild were a 32' Bourdon and 32' Bombarde in the dome, along with a Vox Humana and 73-note Trompette (16', 8', 4', no bottom octave to 16', harmonic, 10" wind).
Other changes at the time:
Choir Flauto Dolce and Flute Celeste to replace the Dulciana and Unda Maris, a new treble to the Viola, a small 4' Prestant to replace the Fugara, and the moving of the 8' Orchestral Oboe to 4'. Swell: Diapason replaced by 8' Aeoline, which was the former Choir Dulciana, and the former Choir Fugara, rescaled, put on a unit chest as a 2-2/3' Nazard, extended to 4' as a Fugara. It is tuned as a Nazard, so the 4' is out of tune. Brustwerk (which was the first in the USA in 1938), compound scale 8' Spitzgeigen placed on old Muted Viole chest, and a new 4' "Montre" added (tapered, winded off the Great). This was also extended down to 8' and 16' in the Pedal.

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

Database Manager on March 16, 2007:

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:
Alterations and additions to Opus 985 (1938).

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 "The American Classic Organ" by Charles Callahan
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Aeolian-Skinner console with Dome stop controls on top of left stopjamb: Photograph by Mary Monroe via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 1962-09-09

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