St. Margaret Episcopal Church

940 East 156th Street at Kelly Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10455

Organ Specifications:
II/7 Schlicker Organ Company (1970)
• Geo. Hutchings Company
           
  Schlicker Organ (1970) formerly in Carnegie Hall - New York City (photo: Ken List)
Schlicker Organ Company
Buffalo, N.Y. (1970)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 24 registers, 5 stops, 7 ranks



This two-manual-and-pedal unit organ was originally built by the Schlicker Organ Company of Buffalo for a Carnegie Hall performance of Handel's Solomon, presented on March 1, 1970 by the Handel Society of New York. Following the concert, the organ was given to Carnegie Hall, where it was subsequently used for religious meetings in the hall. At some point, the organ was moved to the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in Manhattan, where it was used as a temporary instrument until the installation of their present Rieger organ in 1987. The Schlicker organ was then given to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in the Bronx.

Schlicker provided two movable platforms for the console and pipe case, and both components were connected by a detachable cable. The organ was designed to fit on an elevator 9'11" x 5'7" and stored in an area 6'2" high. Wind pressure for the entire organ was 2½ inches.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Principal  
2
  Rohrfloete  
8
  Gedeckt       Mixture III ranks  
4
  Octave  
8
  Krummhorn  
4
  Gedeckt  
4
  Krummhorn  
2
  Octave          
               
Positiv Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
8
  Gedeckt  
1
  Siffloete  
4
  Rohrfloete  
8
  Krummhorn  
2
  Principal       Tremolo  
1 1/3
  Larigot          
               
Pedal Organ– 32 notes
16
  Untersatz       Rauschpfeife II ranks  
8
  Gedeckt  
16
  Krummhorn  
4
  Octave  
8
  Krummhorn  
4
  Gedeckt  
4
  Krummhorn  
2
  Rohrfloete          
               
Stop Analysis
     
Pipes
16
  Untersatz/Gedeckt
73
4
  Principal
61
2
  Rohrfloete
61
    Mixture II-III ranks
171
16
  Krummhorn
    73
   
Total
439
           
Geo. Hutchings Company
Boston, Mass.

The files of Louis F. Mohr & Company, organbuilders of New York City, show that there was an organ built by Geo. Hutchings of Boston. Specifications of this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     Burrell, Fred, and Anthony Newman. Location information of Schlicker Organ.
     Mowers, Cullie. Specification of Schlicker Organ.
     Trupiano, Larry. Organ list from the files of Louis F. Mohr & Company.

Illustration:
     Ken List: Schlicker organ.