The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Reformed Episcopal Church
317 East 50th Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10022

OHS Database ID 17259.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 31, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 27 stops. 31 registers. 27 ranks. 1853 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes.


  • Identified through information in Volume VIII p. 43 of the Pilcher factory ledger and the list of Pilcher organs typed by William E. Pilcher of Louisville. For more information see the document referenced below. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Original price: $12,550. Photo Archives 4114. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 31, 2011)

Online Documents

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  • Pilcher Organs. Summary of Pilcher Sources by Soosie Schmitt. Author: Author not identified Source: Unpublished monograph. Document Date. April 5, 2005.

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1930
        New York, New York
        First Reformed Episcopal Church
        Pilcher   Op. 1525   1932   3/27
        GREAT                       SWELL
    16' Open Diapason    73     16' Bourdon          73
     8' Open Diapason    73      8' Open Diapason    73
     8' Triaulophone     73      8' Clarinet Flute   73
     8' Gamba            73      8' Viol d'Orchestre 73
     4' Principal        73      8' Viole Celeste    73
     2' Fifteenth        61      8' Aeoline          73
     8' Tuba             73      4' Principal        73
        Tremulant                4' Flute Harmonic   73
        Chimes           CH      2' Piccolo          61
                                 8' Cornopean        73
        CHOIR                    8' Oboe             73
     8' English Diapason 73         Chimes           CH
     8' Keraulophone     73
     8' Gedeckt          73         PEDAL
     8' Dulciana         73
     4' Flauto Traverso  73     16' Open Diapason    32
     2' Flageolet        61     16' Bourdon          32
     8' French Horn      73     16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
        Tremolo                  8' Flute            12
        Chimes           20      8' Cello            GT
                                 8' Tuba             GT
       [Received from Jeff Scofield September 15, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason November 1930 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.