Albany, New York

Westminster Presbyterian Church


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Builder:        Skinner Organ Company
   Year:        1929
   Opus:        780
   
No. manuals:    4
No. stops:      42
No. ranks:      42
No. pipes:      2,787
      

Specification

               GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
           16' Bourdon             17 PED          8' Diapason            73
            8' First Diapason      61              8' Rohrflöte           73
            8' Second Diapason     61              8' Salicional          73
            8' Flute Harmonique    61              8' Voix Celeste        73
            4' Octave              61              8' Flute Celeste II   134
            4' Flute               61              4' Octave              73 
           II  Grave Mixture      122              4' Flute Triangulaire  73
               Chimes              EC            III  Mixture            183
                                                  16' Waldhorn            73
               CHOIR ORGAN                         8' Trumpet             73
           16' Dulciana            73              8' Oboe d'Amore        73
            8' Concert Flute       73              8' Vox Humana          pf
            8' Dulciana            73              4' Clarion             73
            8' Unda Maris          61 tc              Tremolo
            4' Flute               73
            4' Unda Maris II      122                 ECHO ORGAN
            8' Corno di Bassetto   73              8' Fern Flute          73
               Tremolo                             8' Vox Angelica II    146
               Harp                                8' Vox Humana          73
               Celesta                                Tremolo
                                                      Chimes
               SOLO ORGAN
            8' Cello               73                 PEDAL ORGAN
            8' Cello Celeste       73             16' Diapason            32
            8' Tuba                73             16' Contra Bass         32
            8' French Horn         73             16' Bourdon             32
            8' English Horn        pf             16' Dulciana            CH
               Tremolo                             8' Octave              12
                                                   8' Gedeckt             12
                                                   8' Dulciana            CH
                                                  16' Trombone            32
                                                      Chimes              EC


Source: Allen Kinzey

Notes: The organ was replaced by a large custom 4-manual Allen electronic in the late 1960's and moved to the home of a church member, Dr. Thomas Elder. By the time that the Allen died thirty years later, times had changed and the Skinner sound was once again being appreciated. Fortunately, Dr. Elder still had the organ and donated it back to the church. Austin was hired to move the organ and restore it. They also added a new Antiphonal.

Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=19619