Plainfield, New Jersey

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church


Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church  (Plainfield, NJ)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        The Ernest M. Skinner Co.
   Year:        1908
   Opus:        160
   
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      44
No. ranks:      36
No. pipes:      2,220

Specification

             GREAT ORGAN                             SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon (ext PED)   19              16' Bourdon             61
          8' First Diapason      61               8' Diapason            61
          8' Second Diapason     61               8' Gedackt             61
          8' Gross Floete        61               8' Salicional          61
          8' Erzähler            61               8' Voix Celestes       61
          8' Clarabella          61               8' Aeoline             61
          4' Octave              61               8' Unda Maris (TC)     49
          4' Flute               61               4' Flute               61
          8' Tuba                SO               2' Flautina            61
                                                 16' Horn                61
             CHOIR ORGAN                          8' Cornopean           61
          8' Geigen Principal    61               8' Oboe                61
          8' Concert Flute       61               8' Vox Humana          61
          4' Flauto Traverso     61                  Tremolo
          2' Piccolo             61
          8' Clarinet            61                  SOLO ORGAN (enc. with CH)
          8' Orchestral Oboe     61               8' Philomela (ext PED) 19
             Tremolo                             16' Ophecleide          12
                                                  8' Harmonic Tuba       61
             ECHO ORGAN                           4' Harmonic Clarion    12
          8' Diapason            61
          8' Concert Flute       61                  PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Dulcet II          122              16' Diapason            30
        III  Mixture            183              16' First Bourdon       30
             Tremolo                             16' Second Bourdon      SW
             Chimes                          10 2/3' Quinte              --
                                                  8' Octave              12
                                                  8' Gedackt             12
                                                 16' Ophecleide          SO
                                                  8' Tuba                SO


Source: Allen Kinzey

Notes: The church burned on November 17, 1931. When the towering new English Gothic nave was built in 1934, Moller installed their landmark Op. 6185, a 4/97 described by many as one of the finest Moller ever built. The organ was designed in the English tradition by Richard Whitelegg. It was enlarged to a 4/115 in 1961, still in the English tonal tradition; the console was rebuilt at that time. The church's music program under the direction of Dr. Charlotte Lockwood Garden was renowned. Dr. Garden was killed in an automobile accident in May of 1961 on her way to the Bach Festival in Bethlehem, Penn. The completion of the organ was supervised by Dr. Robert Baker, who dedicated it on November 20, 1961. A new Austin console was installed in 1990.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=22079