Concordia English Lutheran Church

Brook Avenue and East 142nd Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 10454

Organ Specifications:
Brook Avenue and East 142nd Street (1918-?)
II/8 Estey Organ Company, Op. 1321 (>1915)
Oak Terrace and Crimmins (1906-1918)
• unknown
Brook Avenue and East 144th Street (1905)
• unknown

Concordia English Lutheran Church was founded in 1905, worshiping at Brook Avenue and East 144th Street in the Bronx. From 1906-1918, the congregation was at Oak Terrace and Crimmins, and in 1918 they moved to Brook Avenue and East 142nd Street. At some point, the church merged into St. John's Lutheran, forming Concordia-St. John's Lutheran Church.
           
Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 1321 (1914)
Tubular-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 8 stops, 8 ranks


This organ was originally built for the J.P. Mueller Residence in Brooklyn, but it not known when the organ was moved to Concordia Lutheran. The Estey Organ Company Shop Order for Op. 1321, dated December 4, 1914, indicates that this organ was voiced on 4" wind pressure, had a console of birch with a mahogany finish, and had bronzed front pipes.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Melodia
61
8
  Dulciana
61
       

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Salicional
61
8
  Oboe [TC]
49
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
    Tremolo  
4
  Flute Harmonic
61
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon
30
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Great Unison Separation
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Swell 4', 16', Unison Sep.
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Expression Pedal    
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal    
           
Sources:
     Carnahan, John. Factory Shop Order for Estey Organ, Op. 1321 (1914).
     The Estey Pipe Organ web site: www.esteyorgan.com
     Haberstroh, Richard. The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide. New York: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 2000.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.