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Peragallo Organ Co. (2012)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 938, 1935)

Location:

St. Malachy's R.C. Church
239 West 49th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10036 US
Organ ID: 49242

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: EP pitman
  • 43 ranks. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 73 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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: 3
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 73
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 29, 2017:

Built for Hillside Presbyterian Church in Orange, New Jersey. As rebuilt by Peragallo in 2011-12, the instrument incorporates the restored Aeolian-Skinner pipes and chests, plus several additional ranks, all installed behind a new façade in the gallery. Peragallo also added a Chancel division with ten digital stops by Walker Technical Co. There are two consoles: a movable three-manual drawknob console usually positioned in the west aisle near the chancel, and a three-manual rocking-tablet console in the gallery.

This organ is known as the Paul Creston Memorial Organ, honoring the composer Paul Creston (1906-1985) who was organist at St. Malachy's from 1934-1967.

The inaugural concerts were given at 11 p.m. (post-theatre) on the four Fridays of October 2012. Presenting the concerts were organists Jon Johnson (Nashville), Michael Hey (New York City), Vince Carr (Newark), and Christa Miller (Houston).

We received the most recent update for this note from Chad Boorsma on July 10, 2020.

Database Manager on January 11, 2015:

Updated through online information from AP.

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

Database Manager on February 01, 2012:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 13, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Mark Pacoe. Taken approx. 2012-10-01

Balcony, Console, and Organ Case: Photograph by Mark Pacoe. Taken approx. 2012-10-01

Church Exterior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken approx. 2010-01-01

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