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David S. Harris Organs (2000)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 964, 1937)

Location:

Plymouth Church
75 Hicks St.
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11201 US
Organ ID: 66656

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 58 ranks. 4,162 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 48 stops. 61 registers.
Great, Swell, Choir, Solo, Echo and Pedal:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 48
  • Registers: 61
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: 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)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2020:

The present organ, which still includes four ranks of pipes from the 1866 organ, was designed by G. Donald Harrison and built under his direction by the Aeolian-Skinner firm of Boston in 1937. In 1965, a new three-manual Austin console was installed, and in the late 1970s, John Steinkampf tonally altered the organ and installed a 32' Bombarde unit in the Pedal. In 1996, Nelson Barden and Co. of Boston undertook a total restoration of the organ, culminating with the installation in 2000 of a new four-manual drawknob console by Harris Organs of California.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2020.
Taken from stopjamb photos by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 18, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-09-09

Organ case, console and chancel: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-09-09

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-09-09

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-09-09

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-09-09

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-09-09

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