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Gilbert F. Adams (1969)

Originally The Ernest M. Skinner Co. (Opus 205, 1913)

Location:

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5th Avenue at 53rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Organ ID: 2480

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 156 ranks. 8,553 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 119 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 119
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 02, 2019:

Updated by Sam Cherubin, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.nycago.org/organs/nyc/html/StThomasEpis.html#Adams.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 03, 2019.

Database Manager on November 15, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on December 20, 2005:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Rebuild of greatly modified E. M. Skinner Opus 205, modified several times; now 4/147.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Skinner Organ Co. (1913, Opus 205).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Chancel organ. Tonal work on 1956 Aeolian-Skinner. Mechanical alterations and enlarge to 157rk by early 1990's.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from the NYCAGO Organ Project website: Open In New Tab Original document from Sam Cherubin. Originally published 2019-01-16
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on January 16, 2019.

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