New York, NY
Church of the Ascension


Builder:		Skinner Organ Co.
  Year:			1931
  Opus:			860
No. manuals:		4
No. stops:		70
No. ranks:		69
No. pipes:		4,251
The contract was for additions to Geo. S. Hutchings Op. 388, which was rebuilt by Steere in 1912.

Specification

Great
	16'	Diapason		61
	8'	First Diapason		61
	8'	Second Diapason		61
	8'	Third Diapason		61	new
	8'	Doppel Flute		61
	8'	Gemshorn		61
	8'	Flute Harmonique	61	new
	8'	Viol d'Amour		61	new
	4'	Octave			61
	4'	Harmonic Flute		61
	2 2/3'	Twelfth			61	new
	2'	Fifteenth		61
	V	Harmonics		305	new
		Chimes			SO
Swell
	16'	Contra Gamba		61
	8'	Diapason		61
	8'	Hohlflote		61
	8'	Salicional		61
	8'	Viole			61
	8'	Viole Celeste		61
	8'	Quintadena		61
	4'	Viole			61
	4'	Flauto Traverso		61
	2'	Flautino		61
	V	Mixture			305	new
	16'	Posaune			61	new + existing Cornopean
	8'	Cornopean		61	new
	8'	Oboe			61
	8'	Vox Humana		61
	4'	Clarion			61	new
		Tremolo
Choir
	16'	Dulciana		61
	8'	Diapason		61
	8'	Melodia			61
	8'	Keraulophone		61
	8'	Aeoline			61
	8'	Unda Maris		61
	4'	Flute d'Amore		61
	2'	Piccolo			61
	8'	Clarinet		61
		Tremolo
		Harp			SO
		Celesta			SO
		Chimes			EC
Solo
	8'	Diapason		73	new
	8'	Gross Flute		73	existing Great rank
	8'	Orchestral Flute	73	new
	8'	Flauto Dolce		73	new
	8'	Flute Celeste		61  tc	new
	8'	Gamba			73	new
	8'	Gamba Celeste		73	new
	4'	Chimney Flute		73	new
	16'	English Horn		73	new
	8'	Tuba			73	new
	8'	French Horn		73	new
	8'	English Horn		73	new
		Tremolo
		Chimes new
		Harp
		Celesta
Echo
	8'	Cor de Nuit		61	new
	8'	Echo Dulcet		61	new
	8'	Echo Dulcet Celeste	61	new
	4'	Fern Flute		61	new
	8'	Vox Humana		61	new
		Tremolo
		Chimes				from old organ
Pedal
	32'	Bourdon			12
	16'	First Diapason		30
	16'	Second Diapason		30
	16'	Violone			30
	16'	Bourdon			30
	16'	Dulciana		32	new
	10 2/3'	Quinte			--
	8'	Octave			12
	8'	Gross Flute		12
	8'	Violoncello		12
	8'	Gedeckt			12
	4'	Fifteenth		14	new
	16'	Trombone		32	new
	16'	English Horn		SO
	8'	Tromba			12	new
		Chimes			SO


Source: Allen Kinzey

Photo 1 Source: Churchcrawler (used with permission)

Photos 2-3 Source: Robert Lockridge (Photo 3 is of Dr. Vernon de Tar)

Notes: The organ was replaced by a Holtkamp in 1966, retaining five of the Solo stops (Flauto Dolce, Flute Celeste, English Horn, French Horn and Orchestral Oboe), plus the old Swell Vox Humana and Choir Clarinet.  The Echo division went to St. Paul's Church, Chestnut Hill.  The console was removed by James McGregor, then curator for the organ; it was sold to Douglas Pennoyer, Bernardsville, NJ, and then to Robert Lockridge in 1983.  Mr Lockridge renovated the console, replacing the removed combination action, swell shoes, etc.  The color photo above shows the console after the renovation.

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