St. Luke Episcopal Church - Bronx, N.Y.
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St. Luke Episcopal Church

777 East 222nd Street at Barnes Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10467
http://www.stlukesbronx.com/

Organ Specifications:
Present building (since 1979)
III/58 Allen Organ Company electronic (2011)
II/10 Peragallo Pipe Organ Company, Op. 484 (1979)
Third building (1951-1979)
• unknown
Second building (1938-1951)
• unknown
First building (1921-1938)
• unknown


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1913 as an outgrowth of All Saints Mission. Services were held in homes until November 1921, when the congregation moved to 726 East 223rd Street. On November 1, 1937, ground was broken for a new building, located on lots directly behind along East 222nd Street. This church was completed toward the end of 1938 and was dedicated on Sunday, February 6, 1938.

Within the next ten years the congregation outgrew the mission and, in conjunction with the diocese, they raised monies to erect a larger building. This church was consecrated on October 21, 1951. St. Luke's was granted status as a parish on January 23, 1956, with the Rev. Hugh Henry as its first rector. He was succeeded by Rev. Allen Wentt in 1959. In 1970 Rev. Patrick Walker took over and immediately started to revitalize the parish. Membership grew and soon it became necessary to enlarge the building at a cost of approximately one million dollars. Ground was broken in October 1977, and on October 21, 1979, the new church was dedicated by the Rt. Rev. Paul Moore, Jr. Bishop of New York.

St. Luke's Church also includes a Senior Citizens Home, built in the early 1980s at a cost of $4.5 million, and a Senior Citizens Luncheon Program, located at 661 East 219th Street.

           
  Allen Organ (2011) in St. Luke Episcopal Church - The Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Michael X. Lundy)
Allen Organ Company
Macungie, Penn. (2011)
Electronic tonal production (Quantam Q370 Model)
3 manuals, 58 stops


Installed in time for Palm Sunday 2011, this electronic instrument interfaces with selected pipe ranks from the previous Peragallo organ. Following are the "Classic Allen" specifications of the Quantam Q370 Model.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Violone
  Cymbale III
8
  Diapason
  Mixture IV
8
  Harmonic Flute
8
  Tromba
8
  Bourdon
  Chimes
8
  Gamba
  Tremulant
4
  Octave
  Melody Coupler CH>GT
4
  Flute
  GT–PED Unenclosed
2 2/3
  Twelfth
  Bass Coupler
2
  Fifteenth
  GT–CH Manual Transfer
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon Doux
  Fourniture IV
8
  Rohr Bourdon
16
  Contre Trompette
8
  Flute Celeste II
8
  Trompette
8
  Viola Pomposa
8
  Oboe
8
  Viola Celeste
8
  Vox Humana [8' Cor Anglais]
4
  Octave Geigen
4
  Clairon
4
  Traverse Flute
  Tremulant
2 2/3
  Nasard [4' Orch. Flute]
  Swell 16'
2
  Piccolo [8' Clarinet]
  Unison Off
1 3/5
  Tierce [8' French Horn]
  Swell 4'
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Erzähler
1 1/3
  Quintflöte
8
  Holz Gedeckt
  Zimbel III
8
  Erzähler
16
  Rankett
8
  Erzähler Celeste
8
  Festival Trumpet
4
  Prinzipal
8
  Krummhorn
4
  Koppelflöte
  Tremulant
4
  Erzähler Celeste II
  Choir Unenclosed
2
  Oktav
   
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Contra Violone
4
  Flute
16
  Diapason
  Mixture IV
16
  Bourdon
32
  Contre Bombarde
16
  Bourdon Doux (SW)
16
  Bombarde
16
  Violone (GT)
16
  Contre Trompette (SW)
8
  Octave
8
  Trumpet
8
  Gedeckt Flöte
4
  Clarion
4
  Choralbass
   
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Swell to Choir 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8'   Choir Unison Off
    Swell to Pedal 4'   MIDI on Choir
    Choir to Pedal 8'   Swell Celesta
    MIDI on Pedal   Swell Solo Voices On [Great Piano]
    Swell to Great 16'   MIDI on Swell
    Swell to Great 8'   Alternate Tuning
    Swell to Great 4'   Tremulants Full
    Choir to Great 8'   Swell Mains Off
    MIDI on Great   Swell to Antiphonal
    Swell to Choir 16'   GT-CH-PED Mains Off
    Swell to Choir 8'   GT-CH-PED to Antiphonal
         
Adjustable Combinations (16 memory levels)
   
Swell Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Great Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Choir Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (toe)
General Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb & toe)
         
Reversibles
    Swell to Pedal 8' (thumb & toe)   Tutti I (thumb & toe)
    Great to Pedal 8' (thumb & toe)   Tutti II (thumb & toe)
    Choir to Pedal 8' (thumb)   Zimbelstern [Persian Cymbal] (toe)
         
Expression
    Balanced GT-CH-PED Pedal    
    Balanced Swell Pedal    
    Crescendo Pedal    
           
  Peragallo Organ, Op. 484 (1979) in St. Luke Episcopal Church - The Bronx, N.Y.
   
  Peragallo Organ, Op. 484 (1979) in St. Luke Episcopal Church - The Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Michael X. Lundy)
Peragallo Pipe Organ Company
Paterson, N.J. – Opus 484 (1979)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 27 stops, 10 ranks




The original organ in the present church building was built in 1979 by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, N.J. Peragallo installed the pipes in a small chamber above and behind the reredos. The rocker-tab, two-manual console was located with the choir seating to the right of the chancel area.

This organ was replaced by an Allen Organ Company electronic instrument in 2011.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Principal [1-7 in SW box]
61
4
  Octave [ext.]
12
8
  Rohr Gedeckt
SW
4
  Rohrflöte
SW
8
  Gemshorn
SW
2
  Doublette [ext.]
12
8
  Gemshorn Celeste [TC]
SW
    Fourniture III ranks
183
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Rohr Gedeckt
61
1
  Sifflöte [ext.]
12
8
  Gemshorn
61
16
  Trompette [Basson bass]
12
8
  Gemshorn Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Trompette
61
4
  Prestant
61
4
  Clarion [ext.]
12
4
  Rohrflöte [ext.]
12
  Tremulant
2 2/3
  Rohr Quinte
 
Chimes
25 tubes
2
  Octavin [ext. Prestant]
12
   
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
32
8
  Gemshorn
SW
16
  Bourdon Doux [lo-press.]
4
  Octave
GT
8
  Principal
GT
16
  Trompette
SW
8
  Bourdon [ext.]
12
8
  Trompette
SW
               
Couplers
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'    
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'    
    Swell to Great 16', 8'    
         
Combinations
    5 General Pistons (thumb & toe)    
         
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Crescendo Pedal    
             
Sources:
     Allen Organ Company web site: http://www.allenorgan.com. Specifications of Quantam Q370 organ.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     St. Luke's Episcopal Church web site: http://www.stlukesbronx.com/
     Trupiano, Larry. Specifications of Peragallo Organ, Op. 484 (1979).

Photos:
     Lunday, Michael Xavier. Console of Peragallo Organ, Op. 484 (1979); console of Allen Organ (2011).
     St. Luke's Episcopal Church web site. Exterior.
     Trupiano, Larry. Peragallo Organ, Op. 484 (1979).