Carnegie Hall - New York City
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Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10021
http://www.carnegiehall.org

Isaac Stern Auditorium

Organ Specifications:
III/78 Rodgers Instruments electronic (c.2006)
I/5 Flentrop Orgelbouw (1993)
V/129 Rodgers Organ Co. electronic (1974)
II/7 Schlicker Organ Company (1970)
IV/59 Geo. Kilgen & Son, Op. 4317 (1929)
III/40 Hillgreen, Lane & Company, Op. 456 (1916)
II/34 Frank Roosevelt, Op. 486 (1891)

Carnegie Hall - New York City  
Carnegie Hall (Byron Bros., N.Y., 1895)  


           
 

Rodgers Instruments Organ (c.2006) in Carnegie Hall - New York City (photo: Meredith Baker)

   
 
Rodgers Instruments Organ (c.2006) in Carnegie Hall - New York City (photo: Nicholas Russotto)
Rodgers Instruments LLC
Hillsboro, Ore. (c.2006)
Digital tone generation
3 manuals, 78 equivalent ranks
           
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Montre
2
  Waldflöte
8
  Principal
1 3/5
  Terz
8
  Flute Harmonique     Fourniture IV ranks
8
  Rohrflöte     Scharf IV ranks
8
  Gemshorn
16
  Posaune
4
  Octave
8
  Trompete
4
  Spitzflöte
  Tremulant
2 2/3
  Quinte     Chimes
2
  Super Octave      

   

   
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Bourdon Doux     Plein Jeu IV ranks
8
  Geigen Principal
16
  Contre Trompette
8
  Bourdon
8
  Trompette
8
  Flûte Céleste II ranks
8
  Hautbois
8
  Viole de Gambe
8
  Voix Humaine
8
  Gambe Celeste
4
  Clairon
4
  Prestant     Tremulant
4
  Flauto Traverso     Swell to Swell 16'
2 2/3
  Nazard     Swell Unison Off
2
  Flûte à Bec     Swell to Swell 4'
1 3/5
  Tierce      

   

   
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Quintade     Mixture IV ranks
8
  Spitz Geigen
16
  Dulzian
8
  Holzgedackt
8
  Trompette Harmonique
8
  Viola Celeste II ranks
8
  Cromorne
8
  Erzähler Celeste II ranks     Tremulant
4
  Koppelflöte     Harp
2
  Oktav     Choir to Choir 16'
2
  Zauberflöte     Choir Unison Off
1 1/3
  Larigot     Choir to Choir 4'
1
  Sifflöte
8
  Festival Trumpet
           
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Contra Violone
4
  Nachthorn
32
  Contre Bourdon     Mixture IV ranks
16
  Principal
32
  Contre Bombarde
16
  Subbass
16
  Bombarde
16
  Violone
16
  Basson (SW)
16
  Bourdon Doux (SW)
8
  Trompette
8
  Octave
4
  Clairon
8
  Gedackt
4
  Rohrschalmei
4
  Choral Bass      
           

Flentrop Orgelbouw "Kistorgel" (portative) at Carnegie Hall - New York City (photo: Flentrop Orgelbouw B.V.)
Kistorgel (portative)

Flentrop Orgelbouw B.V.

Zaandam, The Netherlands (1993)
Mechanical key and stop action
1 manual, 5 stops, 270 pipes
               
As part of the Centennial Season of Carnegie Hall, a portable "kistorgel" was built in 1993 by Flentrop Orgelbouw of Zaandam, The Netherlands. Funding for the organ was provided in part by the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The keyboard can transpose up and down a half-tone. Flentrop built similar organs for the Academy of Kazan and the Academic Hospital in Leiden.
               
Manuaal – 54 notes (C-f''')
8
  Bourdon
54
       
4
  Prestant
54
       
4
  Fluit
54
       
2
  Octaaf
54
       
1 1/3
  Quint
54
       
         
 

Rodgers Electronic Organ (1974) at Carnegie Hall - New York City (photo: Richard Torrence)

  Publicity Flyer by Rodgers Organ Co.
Rodgers Organ Company
Hillsboro, Ore. (1974)
Electronic tone generation
5 manuals, 129 equivalent ranks


           
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Montre
2
  Fifteenth
16
  Quintaton
2
  Flûte à Bec
8
  Principal
1
  Fife
8
  Flute Harmonique
8
  Cornet V ranks
8
  Holzgedeckt
2
  Zartmixture IV ranks
8
  Gemshorn
1 1/3
  Fourniture IV-VI ranks
8
  Quintaton
2/3
  Scharf IV ranks
4
  Octave
16
  Bombarde
4
  Principal
8
  Trompette
4
  Spitzflöte     Tremulant [not affecting mixtures]
2 2/3
  Quinte     Chimes

   

   
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Rohrbourdon
2
  Spillflöte
16
  Contre Gambe
1 1/3
  Larigot
8
  Geigen Principal
2
  Plein Jeu V ranks
8
  Rohrflöte
2
  Kleinmixtur IV ranks
8
  Viole de Gambe
1
  Cymbale IV ranks
8
  Viole Celeste
16
  Contre Trompette
8
  Salicional
16
  Basson
8
  Voix Celeste
8
  Trompette
8
  Flute Celeste II ranks
 8
  Basson/Hautbois
4
  Prestant
 8
  Waldhorn
4
  Zauberflöte
8
  Voix Humaine
2 2/3
  Nazard
4
  Clairon
2
  Octavin     Tremulant

   

   
Choir/Positiv Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Contra Erzähler
1 3/5
  Terz
8
  Viola Pomposa
1 1/3
  Larigot
8
  Viola Celeste
1
  Sifflöte
8
  Cor de Nuit
1/2
  Zymbel IV ranks
8
  Waldflöte
16
  Serpent
8
  Erzähler
8
  Trompette
8
  Erzähler Celeste
8
  Petite Trompette
8
  Dulcett III ranks
8
  Cromorne
4
  Principalino
8
  Orchestral Oboe
4
  Koppelflöte
4
  Rohr Schalmey
2 2/3
  Nasat     Tremulant
2
  Octav
8
  Harp
2
  Blockflöte
4
  Harp
           
Solo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Flauto Mirabilis
8
  Tuba Mirabilis
8
  Gamba
8
  French Horn
8
  Gamba Celeste
8
  Cor Anglais
4
  Doppelflöte
8
  Orchestral Oboe
2 2/3
  Grosse Nazard
8
  Cembalo
16
  Corno di Bassetto     Tremulant
           
Bombarde/Echo Organ (Manual V) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Aeoline
16
  English Post Horn
8
  Aeoline Celeste
8
  English Post Horn
8
  Unda Maris II ranks
4
  English Post Horn
4
  Fern Flöte
8
  Trompette de Fête
8
  Vox Humana
4
  Trompette de Fête
    Tremulant
2
  Grand Jeu VI ranks
 
   

   
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Contra Principal
8
  Quintaton (GT)
32
  Contre Bourdon
8
  Rohrflöte (SW)
32
  Contra Violone
4
  Choralbass
16
  Major Principal
4
  Nachthorn
16
  Bourdon
2 2/3
  Rauschpfeife III ranks
16
  Violone
2
  Mixture IV ranks
16
  Montre (GT)
32
  Contre Bombarde
16
  Quintaton (GT)
32
  Contre Fagott
16
  Rohrbourdon (SW)
16
  Bombarde
16
  Gambe (SW)
16
  Fagott
16
  Erzähler (CH)
16
  Trompette (SW)
8
  Major Octave
8
  Bombarde
8
  Octave
8
  Fagott
8
  Gedeckt Pommer
4
  Clairon
8
  Violone
2
  Zinck
           
  Schlicker Organ (1970) formerly in Carnegie Hall - New York City
Schlicker Organ Company
Buffalo, N.Y. (1970)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 7 ranks, 439 pipes




A two-manual-and-pedal unit organ built by the Schlicker Organ Company of Buffalo was brought to Carnegie Hall for a March 1, 1970 performance of Handel's Solomon, performed 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) where it was used as a temporary instrument until the installation of their Rieger organ in 1987. The organ was subsequently 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
171
16
  Krummhorn
    73
   
Total
439
           
  Kilgen Organ, Op. 4317 (1927) at Carnegie Hall - New York City
   
 

Kilgen Organ, Op. 4317 (1927) at Carnegie Hall - New York City (courtesy Jonathan Bowen)

Geo. Kilgen & Son
St. Louis, Mo. – Opus 4317 (1929)
Electro-pneumatic action
4 manuals, 91 stops, 59 ranks, 4,381 pipes
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Major Diapason +
73
4
  Flute Harmonic
85
8
  Principal
73
2 2/3
  Twelfth +
61
8
  1st Open Diapason
73
2
  Flute Octaviante [ext. 4']
8
  2nd Open Diapason +
73
    Ripieno X ranks *
305
8
  3rd Open Diapason
85
8
  Tromba
85
8
  Gross Flute
73
4
  Tromba Clarion [ext.]
8
  Gamba
73
    Chimes
EC
8
  Clarabel Flute +
73
   
* The Ripieno draws 5 ranks of pipes
plus ranks indicated by a +
4
  Octave + [ext. 3rd O.D.]
   
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon [unit]
109
4
  Violina [ext. 8' Vla. Diap.]
8
  Diapason Phonon
73
2
  Flautino [ext. 16']
8
  Viola Diapason
85
    Ripieno V ranks
183
8
  Stopped Diapason
73
16
  Contra Oboe [unit]
97
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
73
8
  Cornopean
73
8
  Viole Celeste [TC]
61
8
  Oboe [ext. 16']
8
  Salicional
73
4
  Oboe Clarion [ext. 16']
4
  Wald Flute
73
    Tremolo  
4
  Flute d'Amour [ext. 16']
       
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Contra Gamba [unit]
97
4
  Melodia Flute [ext.]
8
  English Diapason
73
4
  Flauto Traverso
73
8
  Violin Diapason
73
2
  Piccolo [from Melodia]
8
  Tibia Clausa
73
8
  Corno di Bassetto
73
8
  Gamba [ext. 16']
8
  Horn
73
8
  Melodia
85
8
  Orchestral Oboe
73
8
  Viola
73
    Tremolo  
8
  Viola Celeste [TC]
61
   
Harp
61 bars
4
  Gambette [ext. 16']
       
               
Solo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Stentorphone
73
8
  Tuba Sonora
73
8
  Flauto Mirabilis
73
8
  Tuba Harmonic [ext. 16']
8
  Gross Gamba
73
8
  Cor Anglais
73
8
  Gamba Celeste [TC]
61
4
  Tuba Clarion [ext. 16']
4
  Flute Overture [sic]
73
    Tremolo
16
  Tuba Profunda [unit]
97
    Chimes
EC
               
Echo Organ (floating) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Still Bourdon [TC]
16
  Vox Humana [TC]
8
  Horn Diapason
61
8
  Vox Humana
73
8
  Lieblich Gedackt
85
4
  Vox Humana [ext.]
8
  Vox Angelica
61
   
Chimes
25 tubes
8
  Vox Aetheria [TC]
49
    Tremolo  
8
  Quintadena [syn.]
       
4
  Fern Flute [ext. Lieb. Ged.]
       
2
  Zart Flute
61
       
8
  Musette
61
    Echo Pedal – 32 notes, enclosed
16
  Contra Horn [unit]
85
16
  Echo Bourdon [ext. EC]
12
8
  Oboe Horn [ext. 16']
16
  Contra Horn
EC
4
  Horn Clarion [ext. 16']
8
  Echo Flute
EC
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Diapason Resultant
8
  Bass Flute [ext. Bdn.]
32
  Bourdon [low 5 resultant]
7
8
  Violoncello [ext. Vln.]
16
  1st Diapason
44
32
  Bombarde [unit]
56
16
  2nd Diapason
GT
16
  Bombarde [ext. 32']
16
  Violone
44
16
  Tuba Profunda
SO
16
  Bourdon [ext.]
44
16
  Contra Oboe
SW
16
  Gamba
CH
8
  Bombarde [ext. 32']
16
  Lieblich Gedackt
SW
    Ripieno XIII ranks
8
  Octave [ext.]
       
           
 

Console of Hillgreen, Lane & Co. organ, Op. 456 (1916) at Carnegie Hall - New York City

Hillgreen, Lane & Company
Alliance, Ohio – Opus 456 (1916)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 36 stops, 40 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Diapason  
8
  Dulciana  
8
  Diapason I  
4
  Octave  
8
  Diapason II *  
4
  Hohl Flute  
8
  Doppel Flute  
2
  Super Octave  
8
  Gross Flute       Mixture IV ranks  
8
  Viola di Gamba  
8
  Trumpet  
8
  Gemshorn       Chimes  
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon Bass  
8
  Aeoline  
16
  Bourdon Treble  
4
  Harmonic Flute  
8
  Diapason       Dolce Cornet III-V ranks  
8
  Spitz Flute  
8
  Cornopean  
8
  Stopped Diapason  
8
  Oboe  
8
  Viol  
8
  Vox Humana  
8
  Salicional       Tremolo  
8
  Vox Celeste          
               
Choir and Solo Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Stentorphone  
4
  Flute d'Amour  
8
  Principal  
16
  Contra Faggotto [sic] *  
8
  Concert Flute  
8
  Orchestral Oboe *  
8
  Quintadena  
8
  Clarinet *  
8
  Viol d'Amour *  
8
  Tuba  
8
  Viol d'Orchestre *       Marimba  
8
  Gamba       Harp  
8
  Harmonic Flute *       Tremolo  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Violone *  
8
  Violoncello  
16
  Diapason  
32
 
Bombarde
preparation
16
  Bourdon *  
16
  Trombone  
16
  Gedeckt          
         
 

New-York Philharmonic Society showing Frank Roosevelt organ, Op. 486 (1891) in Carnegie Hall - New York City

  New-York Philharmonic Society
Walter Damrosch, conductor (1902-03)
Frank Roosevelt organ façade
Frank Roosevelt
New York City – Opus 486 (1891)
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 32 stops, 34 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes
16
  Double Open Diapason
58
4
  Hohl Flöte
58
8
  Open Diapason
58
2 2/3
  Octave Quinte
58
8
  Doppel Flöte
58
2
  Super Octave
58
8
  Gemshorn
58
    Mixture IV ranks
232
8
  Viola di Gamba
58
8
  Trumpet
58
4
  Octave
58
       
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 58 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon Bass
12
4
  Octave
58
16
  Bourdon Treble [TC]
46
4
  Flute harmonique
58
8
  Open Diapason
58
2
  Flageolet
58
8
  Stopped Diapason
58
    Dolce Cornet III-V ranks
230?
8
  Spitz Flöte
58
8
  Cornopean
58
8
  Salcional
58
8
  Oboe
58
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Open Diapason
30
8
  Violoncello
30
16
  Bourdon
30
16
  Trombone
30
10 2/3
  Quint
30
       
           
Sources:
     Carnegie Hall Archives. Courtesy Gino Francesconi, Archivist.
     Flentrop Orgelbouw B.V. web site: www.flentrop.nl
     Mowers, Cullie. Specifications of Schlicker Organ (1970).
     "Pro Arte Chorale Presents Handel," The New York Times (May 25, 1970).
     Richard Torrence Management. Information about the 1974 Rodgers organ.
     Stern, Robert A.M., Thomas Mellins, and David Fishman. New York 1880: Architecture and Urbanism in the Gilden Age. New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc., 1999.

Illustrations:
     Baker, Meredith. Console of Rodgers Instruments organ (c.2006) from auditorium floor.
     Bowen, Jonathan. Console of Geo. Kilgen & Son organ, Op. 4317 (1929).
     Byron Bros. (New York, N.Y.). Exterior (1895).
     Flentrop Orgelbau B.V. Flentrop Kistorgel (1993).
     Geo. Kilgen & Son booklet. Stage and console of Geo. Kilgen & Son organ, Op. 4317 (1929). Courtesy Sebastian M. Glück.
     List, Ken. Schlicker Organ Company organ (1970).
     Nelson, George. Console of Hillgreen, Lane & Company organ, Op. 456 (1916).
     Russotto, Nicholas. Console of Rodgers Instruments organ (c.2006) from upstage.
     Scofield, Jeff. Console of Geo. Kilgen & Son organ, Op. 4317 (1929).
     Torrence, Richard. Console of Rodgers Organ Company organ (1974) on stage.