Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Refuge - Bronx, NY (Skyscraper City website)
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The Church of Our Lady of Refuge
(Roman Catholic)


290 East 196th Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10458
http://www.ourladyofrefuge.com


The Roman Catholic parish of Our Lady of Refuge, founded in 1923, occupies a combination church-school building that was constructed in 1930.
               
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 4436 (1925)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 35 registers, 19 stops, 19 ranks


The Factory Specification dated June 27, 1925, shows that this organ was enclosed in two expression boxes and had a detached, three-manual stop-key console. Möller provided casing of white oak and display pipes were decorated in gold bronze. The entire organ was voiced on 6" wind pressure.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed with Choir
16
  Grand Bourdon
61
8
  Gamba
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
4
  Flute (fr. Gross Fl.)
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  Gross Flute
61
    Tremulant
8
  Melodia
61
   
Chimes
preparation
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed

16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
97
2 2/3
  Twelfth (fr. 16')
8
  Horn Diapason
73
2
  Flautina (fr. 16')
8
  Stopped Diapason (fr. 16')
1 3/5
  Tierce (fr. 16')
8
  Salicional
73
16
  Bassoon (TC, fr. Oboe)
8
  Vox Celeste (TC)
61
8
  Cornopean
73
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
73
8
  Oboe
73
4
  Rohr Flute (fr. 16')
8
  Vox Humana
61
4
  Salicet (fr. 8')
    Tremulant  
 
     
 
     
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed

8
  English Diapason
73
4
  Flute Traverso (fr. Melodia)
GT
8
  Gamba
GT
8
  Clarinet
73
8
  Dulciana
GT
8
  French Horn
73
8
 
Unda Maris
preparation
    Tremulant  
8
  Concert Flute
73
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes

16
  Double Open Diapason *
12
8
  Flauto Dolce
SW
16
  Bourdon
GT
8
  Violoncello
GT
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
16
 
Trumpet
preparation
           
* ext. GT Gross Flute
               
Couplers

    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Choir to Swell 16', 8', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Great 16', 4', Unison Off
    Choir to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Choir 16', 4', Unison Off
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'   Pedal to Pedal 4'
    Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'    
               
Adjustable Combinations

    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Swell and Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Great and Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Choir and Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Full Organ
    Pedal to Manual Piston couplers
               
Pedal Movements

    Balanced swell pedal for Swell Organ   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced swell pedal for Great-Choir Organ   Swell to Pedal Reversible
    Grand Crescendo Pedal and indicator   Choir to Pedal Reversible
    Sforzando Pedal and indicator    
               
Sources:
     Church of Our Lady of Refuge website: http://www.ourladyofrefuge.com
     Shelley, Thomas J. The Bicentennial History of the Archdiocese of New York 1808-2008. Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007.
      Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 4436 (1925).

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