Pipe Organ Database

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Henry Pilcher's Sons (Opus 1431, 1928)

Location:

Second Church of Christ, Scientist
77 Central Park W @ 68th
New York City: Manhattan, NY US
Organ ID: 8505

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 67 ranks. 4 manuals. 74 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 74
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 07, 2005:

Ledger index says reeds voiced by Syl Kohler. With echo. Photo Archives 4112.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Poor condition in 1996. [Ranks and stops from original contract - possibly changed in installation.] Some pipework from previous 1899 Odell Op. 369. Austin console replaced original in 1956. The organ also has some newer switching and three Austin tremolos, probably installed then. Nazard and Tierce possibly put in at the same time, though pipework seems to have been little tampered with. [GNelson indicates this church is also listed for a Steere organ on a 1922 installation list in an E. M. Skinner brochure.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> May 1928: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on September 18, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph (ca. 1904) from the collection of Jim Lewis.

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2011-08-28

Sanctuary interior angle: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2011-08-28

Church exterior: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2011-08-28

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