Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd - Bellaire (Queens), NY
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Church of the Good Shepherd
(Lutheran)

Francis Lewis Boulevard at 100th Avenue
Bellaire (Queens), N.Y. 11429

Organ Specifications:
III/40 Schlicker Organ Company (1960)
• unknown (1926)



The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bellaire, an area of Queens, had been organized for less than a year when the cornerstone for their first church building was laid on September 20, 1925 by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Trexler, President of the Lutheran Synod of New York and New England. Dr. Trexler returned on May 2, 1926 to dedicate the completed church.

Due to changing demographics in Bellaire, the congregation disbanded, holding their last service on September 9, 1973.
           
Schlicker Organ Company, Inc.
Buffalo, N.Y. (1960)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 33 stops, 40 ranks


In 1960, the Schlicker Organ Company enlarged the existing organ to have three manuals and forty ranks. The organ was dedicated on September 18, 1960, with a recital by John Huston, Allen Hughes and Marilyn Mason. David S. Walker was organist-choirmaster of the church. After the church disbanded in 1973, the organ was moved to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Fort Salonga, Long Island.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Quintadena [unit]
85
4
  Quintadena
8
  Principal
61
2
  Nachthorn
61
8
  Quintadena
    Mixture IV-V ranks
293
8
  Holzflöte
61
   
Chimes
25 notes
4
  Octave
61
       
       
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Rohrflöte
61
2
  Waldflöte
61
8
  Salicional
61
1 3/5
  Terz
61
8
  Celeste [TC]
49
    Mixture III-IV ranks
232
4
  Gemshorn
61
8
  Trumpet
61
2 2/3
  Nasat
61
    Tremolo  
               
Positiv Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Gedeckt
61
1
  Sifflöte
61
4
  Rohrflöte
61
    Schar III-IV ranks
225
2
  Principal
61
8
  Krummhorn
61
1 1/3
  Larigot
61
    Tremolo  
       
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Subbass
32
4
  Quintadena
GT
16
  Quintadena
GT
    Mixture III ranks
96
8
  Principal
32
16
  Contra Fagott
32
8
  Quintadena
GT
4
  Schalmey
32
4
  Choralbass
32
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal       Positiv to Great 16', 4'  
    Swell to Pedal       Positiv to Swell  
    Positiv to Pedal       Swell to Swell 16', 4'  
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Great stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Swell stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Positiv stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5-6 affecting Full Organ stops and couplers
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Crescendo Pedal   Sforzando
           
Sources:
     The American Organist (January 1961). Specifications of Schlicker Organ (1960).
     "Lutheran Church Cornerstone Laid," The New York Times ( Sept. 21, 1925).
     "Lutherans Dedicate Church in Bellaire," The New York Times (May 3, 1926).
     Watson, Vaughn. Electronic correspondence with information about the Schlicker Organ (1960).

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