The Organ

  • III/43 Sebastian Glück (1996) – reb.
  • III/39 Herbert Brown (1952) – reb.
  • III/28 Austin Organs Inc., Op. 2096 (1947)
  • III/39s E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings, Op. 1876 (1900)
  • II/23 George Jardine & Son (1893)
  • II/17 Hilborne L. Roosevelt, Op. 47 (1880)
  • Hall & Labagh (1855)
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Sebastian Glück
New York City (1981)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 43 stops, 43 ranks

In 1981, a program of re-actioning and tonal revision was begun by Sebastian Gluck.

Grand-Orgue (Manual II) – 61 notes


16
Principal Bass
61
                       8 Deuxième Trompette       61
8
Montre
61
                       8

Cor de Chamois       61
8
Flûte Allemande
61
                       2

Doublette       61
4
Prestant Plein Jeu IV ranks     244
Clochettes [Mayland]        16
Récit expressif (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed


16
Bourdon
73
 4 Bourdon Perce
73
8
Principal
73
                     2 Cor de Nuit  61
8
Flûte Bouchée
73
Fourniture III ranks 183
8
Voix Mystiques II ranks
134
8
Trompette Harmonique
73
8
Gambe
73
8
Basson-Hautbois
73
8
Voix Céleste
73
8
Voix Humaine [separate box]
73
4
Prestant
73
Tremblant
Positiv expressif (Manual I) – 61 notes


8
Grand Principal
1 3/5
Tierce
61
8
Viole Sourdine
61
1 1/3
Larigot
61
8
Flûte à Cheminée
61
Couronne IV ranks
244
4
Flûte à Bec
61
8
Cromorne
61
4
Prestant
61
2
Quarte Harmonique
61
2 2/3
Nasard
61
Tremblant
 

Pédale Orgue – 32 notes


32
Principal Basse [resultant]
16
Ophicleide [ext. G.O.]      12
16
Montre
32
                     8 Deuxième Trompette  G.O.
16
Contrebasse
G.O.
16
Sousbasse
32
16
Contre Dulciane
G.O.
16
Bourdon
RÉC
8
Octave Basse [ext.]
12
8
Flûte Couverte [ext.]
12
8
Violoncelle
G.O.
4
Quinzième [ext.]
12

 

Herbert Brown
New York City (1952)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 39 ranks

In 1952, Herbert Brown, an organbuilder in New York who had worked for Austin Organs, revised the Austin Organ, Op. 2096 (1947) with the addition of an 11-rank Choir division that consisted of vintage ranks from various sources. Specifications of this organ have not yet been located.

 

Austin Organs Inc.
Hartford, Conn. – Opus 2096 (1947)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 28 ranks

Austin’s Opus 2096 was one of the first organs to be built by that company after World War II, and incorporated most of the flue pipework from the Hook and Hastings organ. It was a two-manual-and-pedal instrument of 28 ranks, but was prepared for the addition of a Choir division. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.

 

E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
Boston, Mass. – Opus 1876 (1900)
Mechanical action
3 manuals, 39 registers

In 1900, the organ was moved from the chancel to the gallery by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.

George Jardine & Son
New York City (1893)
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 23 ranks

In 1893, the Jardine company rebuilt the 1880 Roosevelt organ. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.

Hilborne L. Roosevelt
New York City – Opus 47 (1880)
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 17 stops, 22 registers

The original organ in the present building stood in an alcove to the right of the chancel in what is now the Lady Chapel. The Roosevelt instrument contained the blue stencilled pipes that stand in the façade of the present organ. Unfortunately, the church’s archives do not contain a stoplist of this organ.

Hall & Labagh
New York City (1855)
Mechanical action

Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.

Sources:
Dolkart, Andrew S. and Matthew A. Postal. Guide to New York City Landmarks (Third Edition). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004.
The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America web site: www.gcna.org
Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
Van Pelt, William T., compiler. The Hook Opus List, 1829-1916 in Facsimile. Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 1991.
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