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Foley-Baker Inc. (2010)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1621, 1928)

Location:

Christ Church Episcopal, Riverdale
5030 Henry Hudson Parkway
New York City: The Bronx, NY 10471 US
Organ ID: 66585

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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 Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 32 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 39 registers.
Great, Swell and Pedal:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 39
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020.
Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020:

This was a rebuild with additions to 1928 Austin Op. 1621 that Austin rebuilt and added to in 1970; n 2010, Foley-Baker, Inc. of Tolland, Conn., completed the rebuilding of the previous Austin organ. Twenty-one new ranks of pipes were added to eleven ranks from the old organ that were retained and revoiced for the new tonal design. Foley-Baker installed new electro-pneumatic slider windchests for the Great and Swell divisions and new electro-pneumatic unit chests for the Pedal stops. The two chamber openings have new façades of speaking display pipes comprised of notes 1-17 of the Great 8' Principal (transept) and notes 1-17 of the Pedal 8' Principal (chancel). Foley-Baker also provided a new movable, two-manual drawknob console of walnut with a mahogany interior. The manual keyboards have tracker touch. Todd Wilson played the inaugural concert on Saturday, September 25, 2010, and the organ was formally dedicated the following afternoon with Bishop Roskam presiding.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020.
Christ Church Riverdale via the NYC AGO Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on November 06, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church interior and façade pipes: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-09-12

Chambers, façade pipes and console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-09-12

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson via the NYC AGO Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-09-12

Church exterior: Photograph by Marcia Garcia via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2010

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