The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Peter's Apostle, Lutheran
Rhinebeck, New York 12572

Old Stone Church

OHS Database ID 550.


This organ received OHS Citation number 32, 1981-08-20.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 9 stops. 7 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 1983. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • [Dates for this organ given as 1844, 1860, in various sources.] Restored by Gordon Auchincloss 1979 (bellows releathered). Lutheran church closed bet. 1936 and 1960. Bldg. used for concerts in 1980's. By 1996 bldg. was Grace Bible Fellowship. Compass GG to f3/13n Ped with permanent pulldowns. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-62 was assigned to this instrument by E. T. Schmitt and may be used for reference. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Original document from Scot Huntington.. Source: The Bicentennial Tracker, 1876, p. 74
    Rhinebeck, NY
    St. Peter's Apostle, Lutheran
    Organ by Augustus Backus, pre-1850
    Manual compass: GGG-f3, 59 notes
    Pedal compass:  GGG-GG, 13 notes
    Organ can be hand-pumped
    Open and Stopt Diapasons unenclosed
    Hitchdown swell pedal
    O. Dia. Tr.  (t.f.)
    O. Dia.      (bass)
    St. Dia. Tr. (t.f.)
    St. Dia.     (bass)
    Dul.         (t.f.)
    Fifth        (now Flute 4')
    (Blank)      (Fifteenth)
    Pedals        (manual to pedal coupler)
  • Click Here Original document from Scot Huntington.. Source: The Bicentennial Tracker, 1876, p. 74 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.