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Southfield Organ Builders (Opus 66, 2005)

Location:

Rutgers Presbyterian Church
236 W. 73rd Street at Broadway
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10023 US
Organ ID: 60014

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian 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: EP pitman
  • 73 ranks. 4 manuals. 61 stops. 87 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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
  • Stops: 61
  • Registers: 87
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 December 27, 2019:

Southfield Organ Builders of Springfield, Mass., built a new organ in Rutgers Presbyterian Church, installing it in two phases during 2003 and 2005. The four-manual organ has a total of 70 ranks, plus 3 digitals ranks by Marshall and Ogletree. Several ranks from the previous Möller organ, Op. 4276 (1926), were retained and revoiced, and the 1926 Möller drawknob console shell was refitted with upgraded controls and made movable. The new organ was dedicated by Ken Cowan on Sunday, May 22, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 28, 2019.
From Southfield Organ Builders: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 2005-09-09

Chancel, organ facade and console: Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

Console: Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 2005-09-09

En-Chamade and Antiphonal exposed pipes: Photograph by John Rust via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 2005-09-09

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