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Trinity Episcopal Church
371 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14202

Gallery Organ

OHS Database ID 10997.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 309, 2004-07-17.

Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 7, 2016.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 8 divisions. 51 stops. 63 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Pitman stop action. Originally supplied with a 3m console identical to that for the Chancel organ. The majority of the chancel pipework was retainied from the previous Hook & Hastings organ. Solo division is prepared for in the Chancel console. Trinity Episcopal resulted from the merger of Trinity and Christ Episcopal in 1884. The Christ Church building was retained as Chist Chapel. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Scot Huntington.
    This was one of the first modern organs built in the U.S. with a shallow reflective case surrounding the Great, and as such, was featured in Joseph Blanton's book, "The Organ in Church Design". Most of the chancel organ recycled Hook pipework, along with a number of distinctive ranks in the gallery organ such as the Holzfloete, Trumpet, Untersatz 32', wood Trombone 16', and several strings.

    The organ was controlled by two nearly identical "choir-master" consoles, but while the gallery console had a large compliment of pistons, the chancel console only had a rudimentary compliment of pistons. The chancel console was replaced with a new terraced-jamb drawknob console, (with oblique knobs), with a substantial compliment of pistons and controls, and with preparations for a Solo division which has yet to be installed.

    Tonally, this is one of the most outstanding organs Schlicker ever produced. It was featured during the O.H.S. 2004 Buffalo convention. (Database Manager. March 7, 2016)

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  • Blanton, Joseph. The Organ in Church Design. (Albany, Texas: Venture Press, 1957), p. 72 [0]

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Nave, Gallery, and Pipe Displays. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

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  • Stoplist taken from 2004 OHS Convention program book - Buffalo, NY
    Schlicker Organ Company
    Buffalo, NY - 1954
    Electro-pneumatic key-action
    Electro-pneumatic pitman stop-action
    Great (unenclosed, manual II) - 
    16' Sub Principal (61)
    8' Principal (61)
    8' Holzfloete (61)
    8' Gemshorn (61)
    4' Octave (61)
    2 2/3' Quint (61)
    2' Octave (61)
    V-VII Mixture (244)(
    8' Trumpet
    Swell (enclosed, manual III) - 
    16' Quintadena (61)
    8' Principal (61)
    8' Viola da Gamba (61)
    8' Viola Celeste [t.c] (49)
    8' Rohrfloete (61)
    4' Principal (61)
    4' Traversefloete (61)
    2 2/3' Nasard (61)
    2' Schwegel (61)
    1 3/5' Tierce (61)
    IV Mixture (244)(
    16' Contra-Fagott (61)
    8' Schalmey (61)
    4' Clarion (61)
    Choir (enclosed, manual I) - 
    8' Gedeckt (61)
    8' Dolce (61)
    4' Koppelfloete (61)
    2' Nachthorn (61)
    II Terzian (122)(24.26)
    III Cymbel (183) (29.31.33)
    16' Ranket (61)
    8' Krummhorn (61)
    Positiv (unenclosed, manual I) - 
    8' Quintadena (61)
    4' Rohrfloete (61)
    2' Principal (61)
    1 1/3' Larigot (61)
    1' Siffloete (61)
    IV-VI Scharf (244+) (22.26.29)
    Unison Off
    Pedal (unenclosed) - 
    32' Untersatz (44)
    16' Principal (32) (open wood)
    16' Bourdon (-)
    16' Quintadena (Sw)
    8' Principal (32)
    8' Quintadena (Sw)
    4' Choral Bass (32)
    2' Hohlfloete (32)
    III Mixture (96) (15.19.22)
    32' Ranket (12)
    16' Trombone (44) (wooden resonators)
    16' Ranket (Ch)
    8' Trumpet (-) 
    2' Cornet (32)
    Great (unenclosed, manual II) - 
    8' Principal (61)
    8' Quintadena (61)
    4' Octave (61)
    4' Gedecktfloete (61)
    2' Hohlfloete (61)
    IV Mixture [III-IV] (232) (19.22.26]
    Chancel Great 4'
    Swell (enclosed, manual III) - 
    8' Salicional (61)
    8' Gedeckt (61)
    4' Gemshorn (61)
    2' Principal (61)
    8' Trumpet (61)
    Swell 16'
    Swell Off
    Swell 4'
    Solo (prepared for in chancel console) - 
    16' Fanfare Trumpet (-)
    8' Fanfare Trumpet (-)
    4' Fanfare Trumpet (-)
    V Cornet (-)
    Pedal (unenclosed) - 
    16' Principal (prepared for)
    16' Bourdon (32)
    8' Octave (32)
    4' Flute (32) (stopped wood)
    II Rauschquint (64) (15.19)
    16' Contra-Fagott (32)
    Couplers - 
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal 4'
    Positv to Pedal
    Choir to Pedal
    Solo to Pedal
    Swell to Great 16'
    Swell to Great 8'
    Swell to Great 4'
    Positv to Great
    Choir to Great
    Solo to Great
    Swell to Choir
    Solo to Choir
    Choir to Swell
    Solo to Swell
    Master Console Selector
    Balanced Pedals - 
    Choir Expression
    Swell Expression
    Register Crescendo
     [Received from Peter Gonciarz 2011-11-22.]