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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1692, 1956)

Location:

Corpus Christi R.C. Church
529 West 121st Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10027 US
Organ ID: 37936

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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: Slider
  • 29 ranks. 1,617 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 23 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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 November 29, 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 October 29, 2010:

Updated through online information from Steve Lawson.

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

Database Manager on December 22, 2008:

Identified through information published in John Ferguson's Walter Holtkamp: American Organ Builder (DMA treatise, Eastman School of Music, 1976). Although neither Votteler-Holtkamp-Sparling nor their successor Holtkamp Organ Co. assigned Opus numbers to their instruments, this organ was identified in factory documents as Job number 1692. That number appears here as the Opus number of this instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the NYC AGO Organ Project nycago.org: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel (Echo Organ is behind arched openings on right): Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-10

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-10

Building Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-05-10

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