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Hall & Labagh (1851)

Location:

Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church
15th Street, between Irving Pl. & Third Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10003 US
Organ ID: 60910

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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
  • 22 ranks. 2 manuals. 19 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
  • Stops: 19
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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 December 31, 2017:

"The Swell Organ is very comprehensive, and is contained in a double box, giving an unusual crescendo and diminuendo.

"The action is extended so that the organist can face the choir and yet the machinery works easily and perfectly. The stops of remarkable beauty are the Open Diapasons, Viol da gamba, Cremona, Trumpet, Hautboy, Dulciana and Night Horn. The Bourdon, or Double Stopped Diapason, is so fine an addition that no organist, having once used it, would willingly dispense with it. The Sesquialta [sic] contains the flat 21st, giving the minor 7th with the common chord, a peculiarity never before introduced in this country, and but recently in Europe.

" Mr. Thomas Hall … prefers smoothness of tone and adaptedness to church use, before mere power and screaming noise.”
--Choral Advocate and Singing Class Journal (Sept. 1851)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on December 31, 2017:

In 1858, the congregation moved uptown to Lenox Hill, erecting a church on the corner of Madison Avenue and 73rd Street. At this time the congregation was renamed Phillips Presbyterian Church, in honor of the Rev. William Wirt Phillips (1796-1865), a notable leader in the Presbyterian Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
<i>Choral Advocate and Singing Class Journal</i> (Sept. 1851), courtesy Larry Trupiano: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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