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Wirsching Organ Co. (1912)

Location:

Queen of All Saints Catholic Church
300 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York City: Brooklyn, NY 11205 US
Organ ID: 71307

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 44 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 42 stops. 43 registers.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 42
  • Registers: 43
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, Steven E. Lawson: The organ in the chapel was built in 1912 by Philipp Wirsching of Salem, Ohio. As originally installed, the organ had tubular-pneumatic action and a detached and reversed console. In 1925, the organ was electrified by the Wangerin Organ Company of Milwaukee, Wisc., who provided a new console that faces the organ case. At some point, the organ and console were rebuilt by John Klauder of Brooklyn. Klauder also provided new display pipes in the lower center section of the case following the removal of a bas relief of the pope.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
From THE DIAPASON March 1920: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.
Write-up from THE DIAPASON March 1920: Open In New Tab Stoplist and commentary
We received the most recent update for this document from Jeff Scofield on July 06, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph from an archival source: Larry Trupiano, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, Steve Lawson, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1912

Interior to rear and organ case: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson, NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-05-16

Church exterior: Photograph by forgotten-ny.com, via NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, Steve Lawson, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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