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Zion German Lutheran Church
125 Henry Street
New York City: Brooklyn, New York 11201

OHS Database ID 6819.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 112.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 27, 2012.

Technical Details

Tubular pneumatic key action [pressure]. Pneumatic stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 42 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs. Hitchdown couplers.


  • Status Note: There 1989 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Historic Organs Recital Fall 1989. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Connor Annable. (Database Manager. November 27, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Martin. -- During the 1972 - 1974 rebuild, the original instrument was kept in historic condition, as the then incumbent organist / director of music (my father) insisted. No tonal or mechanical changes were done, although they were suggested. Hence this is one of the remaining (possibly only) examples of an unaltered M&A patented Tubular Pneumatic / Tracker combinations. The connections to the chambers is via lead tubes and the console is pure tracker. It is also one of the (perhaps) largest instruments by that builder. We had a great "doctor" of maintenance, renowned by colleagues worldwide for being the best of all, who meticulously maintained her until my father accepted another position. The current technician was called by the subsequent organists and has been there since.

    Presently, the instrument's console is currently in need of major restoration (complete rebuilding) and limits exist with playability. This is due to basic maintenance and building condition issues during the past 22 years which has affected the deterioration in the console. The pneumatics in the chambers appear to be fully functional and the leather intact. Highly qualified individuals have been contacted to assist in the restoration and preservation effort. The current technician suggests converting the console to an electric system. Again, as in the 1972-1974 rebuild, the original tonal specifications will be maintained, and hopefully we can also restore and preserve the mechanical (tracker) action console and tubular pneumatics to the chambers. A large undertaking and worthy of this magnificent example is the turn of the (20th) century instrument technology. As the second generation organist for this congregation, it is a privilege to "come home" after a two decade absence and be part of this project. (Database Manager. September 27, 2012)

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  • Typed Specification. Source: from Larry Trupiano
    Brooklyn, New York
    Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Mueller & Abel   Opus 56   1901             3 manuals, 37 stops, 42 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN (enc. with Choir)      SWELL ORGAN
         16' Double Open Diapason  61*      16' Bourdon               61
          8' Open Diapason         61*       8' Open Diapason         61
          8' Gemshorn              61        8' Stopped Diapason      61
          8' Viola di Gamba        61        8' Salicional            61
          8' Doppel Floete         61        8' Vox Celeste (TC)      49
          4' Octave                61        8' Aeoline               61
          4' Hohl Floete           61        4' Flute Harmonique      61
      2 2/3' Octave Quint          61        2' Flageolet             61
          2' Super Octave          61           Cornet, 3 ranks      183
             Mixture, 4 ranks     244        8' Cornopean             61
          8' Trumpet               61        8' Oboe                  61
             * unenclosed                    8' Vox Humana            61
             CHOIR ORGAN
          8' Geigen Principal      61           PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Concert Flute         61       16' Open Diapason         30
          8' Quintadena            61       16' Bourdon               30
          8' Dolce                 61       16' Lieblich Gedacht (Sw) --
          4' Fugara                61   10 2/3' Quint                 30
          4' Flute d'Amour         61        8' Violoncello           30
          2' Piccolo Harmonique    61       16' Trombone              30
          8' Clarinet   
             COUPLERS                           COMPOSITION PEDALS
             Swell to Great                     Swell Forte
             Swell to Great Octaves             Swell Mezzo
             Swell to Choir                     Swell Piano
             Great to Pedal                     Great Forte
             Swell to Pedal                     Great Mezzo
             Choir to Pedal                     Great Piano
                                                Choir Forte
             PEDAL MOVEMENTS                    Choir Piano
             Full Organ (hitch-down)
             Great to Pedal reversible
             Great & Choir Crescendo Lever
             Swell Crescendo Lever
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2018-07-11]
  • Click Here Typed Specification. Source: from Larry Trupiano Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.