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Second Church of Christ, Scientist
77 Central Park W @ 68th
New York City: Manhattan, New York

OHS Database ID 8505.

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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

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 74 stops. 67 ranks.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Poor condition in 1996. [Ranks and stops from original contract - possibly changed in installation.] Some pipework from previous 1899 Odell Op. 369. Austin console replaced original in 1956. The organ also has some newer switching and three Austin tremolos, probably installed then. Nazard and Tierce possibly put in at the same time, though pipework seems to have been little tampered with. [GNelson indicates this church is also listed for a Steere organ on a 1922 installation list in an E. M. Skinner brochure.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Ledger index says reeds voiced by Syl Kohler. With echo. Photo Archives 4112. (Elizabeth Schmitt. April 7, 2005)

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Photographs

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Church Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case. Photograph (ca. 1904) from the collection of Jim Lewis
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-08-28
Sanctuary interior angle. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-08-28
Church exterior. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2011-08-28

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason May 1928
           New York New York
           Second Church of Christ, Scientist
    
           Pilcher   Op. 1431   1928   4/67
           ________________________________________________________
    
           GREAT (*unenclosed)              SWELL
    
       16' Open Diapason      * 73      16' Bourdon              73
        8' 1st Open Diapason  * 73       8' Diapason Phonon      73          
        8' 2nd Open Diapason  * 73       8' Stopped Diapason     73
        8' 3rd Open Diapason  * 73       8' Concert Flute        73
        8' Doppelflöte          73       8' Salicional           73
        8' Gamba                73       8' Voix Celeste         61
        8' Gemshorn             73       8' Viol d'Orchestre     73
        4' Octave               73       8' Viol Celeste         61
        4' Flute Harmonic       73       8' Aeoline              73
    2 2/3' Quint                61       4' Hohlflöte            73
        2' Super Octave         61       4' Violina              73
      III  Mixture             183       4' Gemshorn             73
        8' Tromba               73       2' Flautina             61
           Tremolo                     III  Dolce Cornet        183
           Sub                          16' Contra Fagotto       73
           Unison Off                    8' Cornopean            73
           Super                         8' Oboe                 73
           Chimes               EC       8' French Horn          73
           Harp                 CH       8' Vox Humana           73
                                            Tremolo
           CHOIR                            Sub
                                            Unison Off
       16' Contra Viol          73          Super
        8' English Diapason     73
        8' Viola                73          SOLO
        8' Melodia              73
        8' Flute Celeste        61       8' Stentorphone         73
        8' Quintadena           73       8' Grossflöte           73
        8' Dulciana             73       8' Gross Gamba          73 +
        4' Rohrflöte            73       8' Gross Gamba Cel III 144 +
        2' Piccolo              61      16' Sub Tuba             61
        8' Clarinet             73       8' Tuba                 12
        8' Cor Anglais          73       4' Tuba Clarion         12
           Tremolo                          Sub
           Sub                              Unison Off
           Unison Off                       Super
           Super
           Celestial Harp       61          ECHO (playable on Solo)
    
           PEDAL                         8' Cor de Nuit          61
                                         8' Dulciana             61
       32' Contra Bourdon       32       8' Unda Maris           61
       32' Resultant            --       8' Vox Angelica         61
       16' Open Diapason Major  32       8' Vox Aetheria         61
       16' Open Diapason Minor  GT       8' Vox Seraphique       61
       16' Sub Bass             32       4' Willow Flute         61
       16' Bourdon              12       8' Vox Humana           61
       16' Violone           GT 12          Tremolo
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt     SW          Cathedral Chimes     25
       16' Contra Viol          CH
       16' Dulciana          CH 12 
        8' Octave               12
        8' Bass Flute           12
        8' Cello                GT
       16' Trombone             32
       16' Sub Tuba             SO
        8' Tuba                 SO
    
                [Received from Jeff Scofield September 17, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason May 1928 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.