Guest stevecbournias Posted January 9, 2006 Share Posted January 9, 2006 opus 563 free-standing gallery organ plus echo was for 4th presbyterian new york new york 1927 no indications that don harrison was involved tho i never have seen the shop notes 1951 4th church sold out to greek orthodox church of the annuciation they still meet there but skinner ORGAN is unplayable and needs total overhaul liturgical needs do not require full resources of this mighty organ choral accomp is primary and solo use secondary for post liturgical use during tithes and offerings and postlude also wedding music b4 during and after wedding ceremonies church officials wish organ restored to factory quality however unauthorized members have buried the echo grille and covered it over with icon-art so that sound can not egress for soft echo to be heard future capitol campaign must raise at least 500000 dollars usa to cover meticulous restoration effort organ has 3m and circa 40 or so rks including so-called "willis" mixture in the swell which is now thought to be a misnomer since skinner actually was inspired by lewis at westminster cathedral great 5 rks grand chorus in 1922 in london rc church then in the hands of willis-3 but designed presumably by lewis at earlier time??? prior to lewis being absorbed by hostile corporate takeover ??? or friendly ???? GREAT BOURDON16...PEDX DIAPASON-I-8...leathered lips DIAPASON-II-8 CLARIBELFLUTE8 OCTAVE4 FLUTE4 FIFTEENTH2 FRENCHHORN8* TUBA8* CHIMES-ECHO SWELL BOURDON16 DIAPASON8 ROHRFLUTE8 SALICIONAL8 VOXCELESTE8 FLAUTODOLCE8 FLUTECELESTE8 OCTAVE4 FLUTETRIANGLULAIRE4 BLANK KNOB MIXTURE-IV WALDHORN16 CORNOPEAN8 OBOEDAMORE8 VOXHUMANA8 TREMOLO CHOIR CONCERTFLUTE8 GAMBA8 DULCIANA8 FLUTE4 NAZARD2-2/3 HARMONICPICCOLO2 CLARINET8 TREMOLO HARP CELESTA ECHO CHIMNEYFLUTE8 VOXHUMANA8 TREMOLO CHIMES PEDAL RESULTANT32 MAJORBASS16...open bass scale but stoppered so may be like tibia BOURDON16 ECHOLIEBLICH16-SW OCTAVE8X GEDECKT8X STILLGEDECKT8-SW FLUTE4X TROMBONE16-wood mostly and metal at 4ft C;bass notes mitred 90 degrees WALDHORN16-SW TROMBA8X GT FRENCH HORN, TUBA R ON 10 INCHES ENC IN CHOIR PED TROMBONE UNIT IS ON 10 INCHES BEHIND THE CASE IN THE BACK IN FRONT OF THE REAR STAINED GLASS Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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