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Taylor & Boody Organbuilders (Opus 27, 1996)

Location:

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
1 West 53rd Street at Fifth Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Gallery
Organ ID: 8567

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 32 ranks. 1,551 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers 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
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 31, 2010:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on November 20, 2006:

Updated through online information from Scott Crowell. -- Organ has 3 prepared stops. An interesting feature is that this organ can be supplied with wind by operating the three wedge bellows with the feet. Also, the organ uses the Kellner temperament tuning system. A wind stabilizer is available for pieces with thick texture. The organ was designed to represent those of North Germany and the Netherlands during the Baroque period. It was dedicated in May 1996 and is known as the Loening-Hancock organ.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Replaced a 1970 Gilbert Adams mechanical-action instrument in the west gallery (four manuals, 59 stops).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Kellner temperament. Compass 54/30. Fumed white oak case.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification from builder's web site
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ and case: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-15

Church interior to rear and gallery organ: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2015

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-15

Side view of organ case: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-15

Organ case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2015

Organ case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2015

Organ case: Photograph by Martin Doering via https://die-orgelseite.de, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-06-15

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