The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Music Hall
Troy, New York 1218_

OHS Database ID 5635.


This organ received OHS Citation number 344, 2006-06-30.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 15, 2006.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 40 stops. 46 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 2001 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Built for Wm. Belden res., New York City. Moved here and altered in 1890, 3-40 at cost of $15,000. Dedicated 5 Nov 1890 by Samuel Warren. Some refurbishing by Carey Organ Co. c. 1991. Hall is above Troy Savings Bank. Building recently (1997) owned by a recording company and used as a studio. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restored. OHS 2006 (James Cook. June 15, 2006)

Online Documents

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  • Pinel, Stephen. "Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy: J.H. & C.S. Odell, Opus 190 (1882)," 2006 Organ Atlas: Capital District Region, New York State (pp. 88-97). [History, complete description, stoplist and photographs]
  • Huntington, Scot. "The Music Hall Project: Making the Odell Play Again," 2006 Organ Atlas: Capital District Region, New York State (pp. 98-99). [History, complete description, stoplist and photographs]

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Music Hall, Troy NY
    1882 J. H. & C. S. Odell Op. 190
    (Stoplist: Anges Armstrong 2001, from dedicatory program)
    GREAT C-c'''', 61 notes
    16' Double Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Violin Diapason
    8' Viol d'amour
    8' Gemshorn
    8' Clarinet Flute
    4' Octave
    4' Concert Flute
    2 2/3' Twelfth
    2' Super Octave
    4 IV Clarion Mixture [sic]
    8' Trumpet (Harmonic treble)
    SWELL C-c'''', 61 notes (enclosed)
    16' Bourdon
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Violin Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Vox Celeste (TC)
    8' Stopped Diapason
    4' Violina
    4' Forest Flute
    4' Violin Tremolo (mid C)
    2' Flautina
    III  Mixture
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana (Vox Harmana in dedicatory program)
    SOLO C-c'''', 61 notes (unenclosed)
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Keraulophon
    8' Dulciana
    8' Melodia
    4' Orchestral Flute
    2' Octave Flute
    8' Tuba (6" wind )
    8' Clarinet
    4' Krum Horn [sic]
       Bells (f-g'')
    PEDAL C-d', 27 notes
    16' DoubleOpen Diapason
    16' Gamba
    16' Dulciana
    16' Bourdon
    8' Flute
    16' Trombone (6" wind)
    Swell to Great
    Solo to Great
    Swell to Solo
    Great to Pedals
    Swell to Pedals
    Solo to Pedals
    (reversible thumb pistons in Great key slip)
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Great
    Swell to Solo
    Pedal Forte
    Pedal Piano
    Swell Fortissimo
    Swell Forte
    Swell Mezzo
    Swell Piano
    Great Fortissimo
    Great Forte
    Great Mezzo
    Great Piano
    Great Piannissimo
    All Great and Solo On
    Balanced Swell pedal
    Bellows Signal
    Two Ross hydraulic motors.
    The Clarion Mixture was something of a curiosity,  one rank of it (now removed) actually
    *was* a 4' Clarion! The remaining three ranks of this stop are flue pipes pitched at 17-19-22 breaking back to 8-12-15.  The unique 4' Orchestral Tremolo is a Celeste of mild Principal tone.
    Arthur James Weise, M. A. (1838-1921), entitled
    Troy: One Hundred Years 1789 - 1889, published in Troy by William H.
    Young, 1891. On pages 227-228 we learn that the Troy Savings Bank first
    occupied the building on 24 March 1875. The Music Hall (second story of the
    building) was dedicated on 19 April 1875 in a grand concert of vocal and
    orchestral music conducted by Theodore Thomas. The organ - 42 feet wide and
    30 feet tall - was placed in the hall in October 1890.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.