Parish of Guardian Angel / St. Columba

Guardian Angel Organ Specifications

English 

The parish of the Guardian Angel, originally located at 513 West 23rd Street, was founded in 1888. 


Organ Specifications:
► II/14 Reuben Midmer & Sons (1921)
• 
II/12 Ferris & Stuart (1856); elec. by unknown builder
• II/12 Thomas Robjohn (1846)
     
Geo. Kilgen & Son
St. Louis, Mo. – Opus 4595 (1930)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 stops, 10 ranks


The organ in Guardian Angel Church was built in 1930 by Geo. Kilgen & Son of St. Louis. The two-manual stop-key console is attached to the wide but shallow case in the rear gallery.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, unenclosed
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Melodia
61
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Stopped Diapason
73
4
  Flute Harmonic
73
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Oboe [TC]
61
8
  Voix Celeste [TC]
61
    Tremolo  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
32
       
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt [lo-press.]
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Great 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Crescendo Pedal   Sforzando
         
Sources:
Sources:
     Dunlap, David W. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
     Mahanor, Tali. Specifications of Geo. Kilgen & Son Organ, Op. 4595 (1930).
     Medieval New York web site: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medny/plaut.html