St. Benedict's Church
(Roman Catholic)

2969 Otis Avenue
The Bronx, N.Y. 10465
http://stbenedictchurchnyc.clubspaces.com/

Organ Specifications:
Present building (since 1958)
IV/41 M. P. Möller, Inc., Op. 9879 (1964)
First building (1923-1958)
• II/10 J.H. & C.S. Odell


             
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 9879 (1964)
Electro-pneumatic action
4 manuals, 44 registers, 32 stops, 41 ranks


This four-manual organ by Möller is installed in the choir gallery, with the Great, Positiv, and portions of the Pedal displayed in the center rear of the gallery.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
8
  Principal
61
    Grave Mixture II ranks
122
8
  Rohrflöte
61
    Fourniture IV ranks
244
4
  Octave
61
8
  Trompete
61
2
  Waldflöte
61
   
   
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Gemshorn
73
    Cymbale II ranks
122
8
  Bourdon
61
16
  Contre Hautbois
73
8
  Gemshorn (fr. 16')
61
8
  Trompette
73
8
  Gemshorn Celeste (TC)
49
8
  Hautbois (fr. 16')
12
4
  Cor de Nuit
61
4
  Clairon (fr. Trompette)
12
2
  Octavin
61
    Tremulant  
1 1/3
  Larigot
61
       
 
     
 
     
Positiv Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Holzgedeckt
61
    Sesquialtera II ranks
122
4
  Prinzipal
61
    Scharff III ranks
183
4
  Koppelflöte
61
8
  Krummhorn
61
2
  Oktav
61
    Tremulant  
               
Solo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Concert Flute
61
    Tremulant  
8
  Viola Pomposa
61
8
  Pontifical Trumpet
61
8
  Viola Celeste (GG)
54
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Contrebasse (ext)
12
4
  Flute (fr. Subbass)
12
16
  Subbass
56
    Rauschquint II ranks
64
16
  Gemshorn
SW
    Mixture II ranks (ext.)
24
8
  Principal
32
16
  Double Trumpet
44
8
  Bass Flute (fr. Subbass)
16
  Contre Hautbois
SW
8
  Gemshorn
SW
8
  Trumpet (fr. 16')
4
  Choralbass
32
4
  Hautbois
SW
               
Organ in church located on Eastern Boulevard:

J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co.
New York City
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 10 stops


From the files of Louis F. Mohr & Co., a local organ service concern, we read that Mohr visited St. Benedict's Church in 1926. Mohr attributed the organ to J.H. & C.S. Odell and noted that it had mechanical action with two manuals and ten stops (Great 4, Swell 5, Pedal 1). This organ does not appear on the Odell opus list, so it may have been acquired second-hand. Specifications of this organ have not yet been located.
               
Sources:
     The Diapason, October 1963. Stoplist of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9679 (1964). Courtesy Jeff Scofield.
     Mohr, Louis F. & Co. File (1926) concerning Odell organ in St. Benedict's Church. Courtesy Larry Trupiano.
     St. Benedict's Church website: http://stbenedictchurchnyc.clubspaces.com/