St. Ephrem Catholic Church - Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo: Brooklyn Daily Eagle; Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection)
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St. Ephrem's Church
(Roman Catholic)

929 Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11228

Organ Specifications:
III/34 Casavant Frères, Op. 2172 (1953)
• II/ Wirsching Organ Co. (1921)
• III/ W.W. Kimball Co. (>1894)



St. Ephrem's Roman Catholic Church was founded in 1921.
         
Casavant Frères, Limitée
St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada – Opus 2172 (1953)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 33 stops, 34 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Gedeckt
68
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Open Diapason
68
    Fourniture III ranks
183
8
  Hohl Flute
68
8
  Trumpet
68
8
  Gemshorn
68
    Tremulant  
4
  Octave
68
   
Chimes
CH
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Chimney Flute
68
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Geigen Principal
68
    Cornet III ranks
183
8
  Stopped Diapason
68
8
  Cornopean
68
8
  Viola da Gamba
68
8
  Oboe
68
8
  Voix Celeste [GG]
61
    Tremulant  
4
  Violina
68
    Chimes
CH
4
  Flute Traverse
68
       
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Viola
68
2
  Flautino
61
8
  Concert Flute
68
8
  Clarinet
98
8
  Dulciana
68
    Tremulant
244
4
  Lieblich Flute
68
   
Chimes
preparation
2 2/3
  Nazard
61
       
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Contrabass (wood)
32
8
  Stopped Flute [ext.]
12
16
  Bourdon
32
4
  Choral Bass [ext.]
12
16
  Gedeckt
SW
16
  Trombone
32
8
  Principal
32
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Great 4'
    Choir to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Choir 16', 4'
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Adjustable Combination Pistons
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Great Organ stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Swell Organ stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Choir Organ stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Pedal Organ stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Full Organ stops and couplers
               
Reversible Pistons
    Great to Pedal (dup. by foot)   Choir to Great
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Choir
    Choir to Pedal   Full Organ (dup. by foot)
    Swell to Great    
               
Balanced Pedals
    Expression Pedal to Swell  
    Expression Pedal to Choir  
    Crescendo on all stops and couplers  
               
Indicators
    Crescendo          
    Wind          
    Voltmeter          
         
Wirsching Organ Co.
Salem, Ohio (1921)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals


An organ was built by Philipp Wirsching in 1921, after the organbuilder had retired in 1919. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
         
W.W. Kimball Company
Chicago, Ill. (after 1894)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals


The W.W. Kimball Company built an organ for a St. Ephrem's Church sometime after 1894. There may have been a previous church by this name, as the present St. Ephrem's Church was founded in 1921. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
    Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
    Scheer, Stanley. Factory Specifications (May 29, 1952) of Casavant Frères Organ, Op. 2172 (1953).

Illustration:
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection. Architect's drawing of church.