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Schoenstein & Co. (Opus 156, 2008)

Location:

St. James Episcopal Church
865 Madison Avenue at 71st Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10021 US
Gallery
Organ ID: 36427

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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 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)
  • 18 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 40 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 40
  • 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 roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 04, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- This is the Gallery organ. Schoenstein Opus 157 (III/78) was installed as the chancel organ in 2009. The Gallery organ may be played from the chancel console.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2010:

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 February 10, 2009:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Schoenstein Opus 157 is to be installed in 2010 as the chancel organ, and will control Opus 156 as the Gallery Organ. Replaces gallery division of Möller Opus 8888/R-169. Information from NYC AGO website, accessed February 2009.

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

Database Manager on July 28, 2008:

Identified through information submitted by Jack Bethards, Schoenstein & Co.

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

Instrument Images:

Church interior and Gallery Organ: Photograph by Patrick E. Parris, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-02-21

Church exterior: Photograph by Patrick E. Parris, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-02-21

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