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Henry Erben (1853)

Location:

University Place Presbyterian Church
49 University Place
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10012 US
Organ ID: 24040

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
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We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
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We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 03, 2018:

Updated by Steven Bartley, naming this as the source of information: Weekly National Intelligencer, Washington DC 9/27/1845, pg2.
LARGE ORGAN- An exhibition took place on Thursday afternoon of last week of an organ of the largest class, in the new and splendid Presbyterian Church, University Place at the corner of Tenth street, New York, of which Dr. Potts is Pastor. A brief description will no doubt be acceptable to our readers. It is contained in an elegant Gothic case of black walnut, 35 feet high,18 feet front, and 15 in depth, and consist of four organs, viz: Great organ, choir organ, swell organ, and pedal organ. In all 32 stops. and nearly 1500 pipes. The diapasons in the great organ forming the bases of the tones of the instrument give great solidity, which, being enriched by the brilliancy of the other stops, and majesty of the trumpet, yield an effect at once awful an grand. From this grandeur the delicate dulciano breaks at a distance, swells upon the ear, and leaves the mind almost unconscious from whence the delightful tones issue. The flutes, hautboys, and cremonas resemble the instruments from which their names are derived, and when played upon with skill from a delightful variety, and afford a pleasing contrast to the solemn tones just described. It was performed on by a number of professional gentlemen, who spoke in highest terms of the instrument. The instrument is from the manufactury of Mr. Henry Erben, of New York.

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

Database Manager on September 20, 2006:

Identified through a brochure published by Henry Erben c. 1874.

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

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