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Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. (2009)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 150-A, 1954)

Location:

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Episcopal
1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10025 US
Organ ID: 41162

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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 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 146 ranks. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 101 stops. 124 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 101
  • Registers: 124
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 24, 2019:

Updated by Sam Cherubin, who has heard or played the organ. State Trumpet was re-installed in April 2019 after six-years of silence because of survey work and stabilization of the west end wall following the August 2011 earthquake.
Bottom 12 notes of 32\' Contre Ophicleide are silenced due to instability of the pipework, it is unknown if they will ever speak again.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 25, 2019.

Database Manager on February 03, 2017:

Updated by Sam Cherubin, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.osiris.nobachaloud.com/aeolian-skinner.st-john-divine.new-york.ny.us.1954.txt.

The Great "Grande Fourniture" was listed on the contract as being V-VIII ranks, it actually has IV-VI ranks.

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

Database Manager on July 06, 2012:

Updated through online information from Sam Cherubin. -- The 8' Tuba Major (Solo) and 4' Tuba Clarion are at 25" WP and are unenclosed, and are directly behind the facade pipes in the Great Choir.

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

Database Manager on December 24, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on June 02, 2009:

Rebuild of existing Aeolian-Skinner organ, itself a significant rebuild of E. M. Skinner Opus 150 (1906).

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:

Console - Quimby 2008, May 2013.: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2013-05-01

State Trumpet (West End): Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2013-05-01

View from South Triforium looking towards the North Nave.: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2015-06-20

Console: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-12-17

Console: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-12-17

Pipe Facade: (looking north from the south Musicians- Gallery) Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-12-17

State Trumpets: Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2019-05-20

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