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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders (Opus 93, 2018)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 205, 1956)

Location:

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church
1 West 53rd St. @ 5th Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10019 US
Organ ID: 63658

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from YouFoundSharpe on August 29, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 126 ranks. 7,069 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 102 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 102
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Database Manager on June 25, 2019:

Updated by Connor Annable

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 26, 2019.

Database Manager on January 11, 2019:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Sam Cherubin, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.dobsonorgan.com/html/instruments/op93_newyork.html.
This is a completely brand new instrument, retaining only 10 stops from the previous Aeolian-Skinner/G.F Adams/Mann & Trupiano Organ. A new south chancel case was built and the existing 1913 Skinner case on the north chancel was renovated and the facade pipes were polished.

The new Dobson organ utilizes both the north and south organ chambers. With the Great and Positive divisions in the new south case, and Swell, Choir, Solo & Pedal in the 1913 north case. The Trompette en Chamade remained in its original location above the doors to Fifth Ave below the rose window.

The organ console was gutted with new electronics, stop jambs and keyboards while retaining the historic 1913 Skinner organ shell.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on January 12, 2019.
Stoplist from Dobson Organs 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.

Instrument Images:

Left: New case by Dobson - Right: Case from the Arents Memorial Organ: Photograph from an archival source: Found on Website, submitted by YouFoundSharpe. Taken approx. 2018

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