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Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 1498, 1978)

Location:

Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 West 138th Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10030 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 48458

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 64 ranks. 3,657 pipes. 7 divisions. 5 manuals. 67 stops. 48 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 67
  • Registers: 48
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 03, 2011:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Retained 19 ranks from the previous organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of the Schantz Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photo by Schantz Organ Company; image courtesy of Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1978-11-11

Choirloft and exposed pipes: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

Church exterior: Photograph from the NYC AGO Organ Project.

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