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Anthony A. Bufano (1980)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1118-B, 1954)

Location:

Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive at 122nd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10027 US
Organ ID: 34700

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Interdenominational Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on December 29, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 207 ranks. 12 divisions. 5 manuals. 149 stops. 190 registers.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 29, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 12
  • Stops: 149
  • Registers: 190
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on December 29, 2018.
Database Manager on October 24, 2019:

Updated by Burt Bluemer

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 25, 2019.

Database Manager on December 29, 2018:

Updated by Sam Cherubin, listing conversations with this person as the source of the information: Peter Batchelder.

Great 16-8-4\' reeds are reused from the previous Saint Thomas Church - Fifth Ave Swell organ (Aeolian-Skinner Opus 205-A (1956)). Bombarde 8\' Tuba Mirabilis is built by Trivo Co. Lowest 12 basses for 16\' Contra Tuba and 16\' Festival Trumpet are borrowed from the Pedal 16\' Ophicleide.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 30, 2018.

Database Manager on August 04, 2009:

Updated through online information from Fr. Mark McGuire. -- This division was voiced by John Hendriksen.

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

Database Manager on May 19, 2008:

Identified 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:
Addition of Grand Chorus in second gallery to existing Aeolian-Skinner organ. Combination action replaced by solid-state by Anthony Bufano in 1981; console overhauled in 1983 and 1994.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from organ info booklet and organ maintainer
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Nave and Balconies: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Chancel: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Upper Balcony and Trompeta Majestatis: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Nave Clerestory Windows and Triforium: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Swell 32' Gambe Pipework: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Flexible Wind Tubing for 32' Gambe: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

8' Tuba Pipework in Triforium: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

8' Festival Trumpet Pipework in Triforium: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

32' Bombarde Pipework: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Low C of 32' Bombarde (Glass window): Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2013-12-21

Gallery Austin console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 1994-09-09

Aerial view of console from organ chamber: Photograph by Jeremy Wance via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project. Taken on 1994-09-09

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