Pipe Organ Database

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Morey & Barnes (Opus 165, 1895)

Location:

St. Mary's R. C.
44 North Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045 US
Church sanctuary
Organ ID: 5444

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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
  • 21 ranks. 2 manuals. 20 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery 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
  • Stops: 20
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on February 18, 2017:

Updated by J.R. Daniels, who has heard or played the organ. J.R. Daniels also named this publication as a source of information: December 18, 1895 - The Cortland Standard.
The organ was installed the week before Christmas, 1895 in the previous building (St. Mary of the Vale). It was first heard on Christmas Eve, 1895.

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

Database Manager on May 23, 2013:

Updated through online information from Michael Haughn. -- Organ was built 1896 for St. Mary's of the Vail Catholic Church in Cortland, NY, which was across the street from the current location of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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

Database Manager on March 17, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Michael Haughn. -- The organ was originally added to the choir loft during the church's construction, before the roof was built. The original blower was situated in a gallery level room to the left of the organ, in which large ducts provided the air. After a renovation of the instrument, the current blower system is now attached to the instrument.

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

Database Manager on October 20, 2008:

Updated through information posted to PIPORG-L by Cullie Mowers: -- This unforgettable instrument in spectacular acoustics was heard with orchestra and chorus at the closing program of the 1980 OHS Convention. In the intervening years it has been extensively and respectfully restored, including the large and richly-decorated facade.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Moved to new bldg in 1913. Rear gallery. Bellows to be releathered 1997 by Culver Mowers.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from recital program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Michael Haughn. Taken on 2008-05-11

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2014-08-13

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