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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 1586-B, 1961)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1586, 1928)

Location:

Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church
Fifth Avenue at 90th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10128 US
Organ ID: 52701

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 137 ranks. 10 divisions. 4 manuals. 116 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 10
  • Stops: 116
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 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)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 01, 2015:

A fire on August 7, 1993 destroyed the console and the organ sustained smoke damage. The organ was cleaned and restored; a new 5-manual console was built by Guilbaut-Therien; James A. Konzelman installed a new MultiSystem relay and switching system, as well as making significant tonal changes; the organ now has 138 ranks.

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

Database Manager on May 12, 2014:

Originally installed in 1928-29 as 4/75 Austin Op. 1586; in 1961, Austin rebuilt the organ added a new console and made extensive tonal changes and additions that culminated in 1972 with 137 ranks.

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 <i>The New York City Organ Project</i>, NYC AGO website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Custom Studios.

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Custom Studios.

Console: Austin promotional photo courtesy of Steven E. Lawson.

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