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Orgelbau Klais Bonn (1977)

Location:

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10022 US
Organ ID: 1936

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 43 ranks. 2,163 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 32
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 02, 2011:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

In this stunningly modern building, the main floor of the church is 17 feet below sidewalk level, and is clearly visible to passers-by through street level windows. These are high enough so as not to be distracting to those sitting in the church. The Klais tracker organ visually dominates the space like a huge banner in one corner of the room, its facade of polished tin pipes boldly proclaiming its function. There is even a window in the corner through which people outside can see the back of the case and the oak pipes of the Great 16' Pommer and Pedal 16' Subbass. The facade contains upside-down pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The attached console, few feet in front of the pipes, puts the organist right out front in full view of the congregation, with his back to them, the better to direct the choir

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From <i>New York City Organ Project</i> of the NYC AGO
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ and case: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Church interior, organ and case: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2002-09-09

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