St. Pancras Catholic Church - Glendale City, NY
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Church of St. Pancras
(Roman Catholic)

72-22 68th Street at Myrtle Avenue
Glendale (Queens), N.Y. 11385
http://www.saintpancras.org


Organ Specifications:
Present building (since 1926)
IV/79 Allen Organ Company electronic (2004)
III/72 Allen Organ Company electronic (1970)
III/40 Midmer-Losh Organ Company (1926)
First building (1906-1926)
• unknown


The Parish of St. Pancras was founded in 1898 by Rev. F.O. Siegelack for the parishioners of St. Brigid's and St. Margaret's, Middle Village, who lived too great a distance from these churches. After six months Father Siegelack turned the church over to St. Brigid's, from which it was attended until the appointment in 1905 of Rev. Luke Fink, O.S.B., as resident pastor. Work was begun on a three-story brick combination church and school, and until the completion of the basement the congregation met in the rectory (which was the old mansion of the Daly family, owners of the ground). The building measured 60 by 140 feet, and was completed in 1906 at a cost of $50,000.

By the 1920s the parish had outgrown its original facilities and plans were made for a large, separate church building. The cornerstone for the present Romanesque-style church was laid on September 7, 1924, and the completed building was dedicated on September 19, 1926.
         
  Allen Organ (R-400) in St. Pancras Church - Glendale (Queens), N.Y.
  Allen R-400 Console
  St. Pancras Catholic Church - Glendale, N.Y.
  Hinners Console in Chancel
Allen Organ Company
Macungie, Penn. (2004)
Electronic tonal production (Model R-400)
4 manuals, 79 stops







The present organ in St. Pancras Church is an electronic instrument built in 2004 by the Allen Organ Company. Its four-manual drawknob console and speakers are located in the gallery. Steven Frank, organist of the church, played the dedication recital on September 19, 2004.

In September 2010, a movable four-manual theatre organ console was installed in the chancel to control the resources of the Allen organ in the choir loft. This console was built in 1928 by the Hinners Organ Co., of Pekin, Illinois, for the Pekin Theatre. It originally had three manuals, but had been reconfigured with four Wurlitzer keyboards and an expanded stop rail.
           
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Double Diapason
16
  Double Trumpet
16
  Bourdon
8
  Tromba
8
  Diapason     Tremulant
8
  Bourdon     Chimes
8
  Harmonic Flute      
8
  Gamba     Second Voices
4
  Octave
16
  Quintaton
4
  Spitzflöte
8
  Prinzipal
2 2/3
  Twelfth
8
  Metalgedackt
2
  Fifteenth
4
  Oktav
2
  Waldflute     Sesquialtera II ranks
    Mixture IV ranks     Carillon
    Sharp Mixture III ranks      

         
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Bourdon doux     Celesta (Solo)
8
  Geigen Diapason     Harpsichord (Solo)
8
  Bourdon     Swell to Swell 16'
8
  Flute Celeste II ranks     Swell Unison Off
8
  Salicional     Swell to Swell 4'
8
  Voix Celeste      
4
  Octave Geigen     Second Voices
4
  Traverse Flute
8
  Open Diapason
2 2/3
  Nasard
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
2
  Piccolo
8
  Viole Celeste
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Erzähler Celeste
    Fourniture IV ranks
4
  Octave
16
  Contre Trompette     Mixture V ranks
8
  Trompette
16
  Double Trumpet
8
  Hautbois
8
  Trumpet
8
  Vox Humana
8
  Orchestral Oboe
4
  Clairon
8
  Vox Humana
    Tremulant
4
  Clarion
           
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Contre Viole
2
  Oktav
8
  Holzgedackt
1 1/3
  Quintflöte
8
  Viole     Cymbale III ranks
8
  Viole Celeste
16
  Rankett
4
  Prinzipal
8
  Cromorne
4
  Koppelflöte     Tremulant
4
  Violes II ranks     Choir Unison Off
           
Solo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Gamba Celeste II ranks
8
  French Horn
8
  Flauto Mirabilis
8
  Corno d'Bassetto
8
  Solo Gamba
8
  Cor Anglais
8
  Gamba Celeste
4
  Octave Mirabilis
4
  Gambette Celeste II ranks     Tremulant
16
  Tuba Mirabilis     Celesta
8
  Tuba Mirabilis      
           
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
64
  Resultant     Mixture IV ranks
32
  Contre Bourdon
32
  Contre Bombarde
32
  Contra Violone
32
  Contre Double Trumpet (Great)
16
  Diapason
16
  Bombarde
16
  Bourdon
16
  Double Trumpet (Great)
16
  Bourdon doux (Swell)
8
  Trompette
16
  Contra Gamba (Solo)
4
  Clarion
16
  Violone      
8
  Octave     Second Voices
8
  Gedacktflöte
16
  Prinzipal
8
  Gamba (Solo)
8
  Oktav
4
  Choralbass
16
  Posaune
4
  Flöte      
         
Allen Organ Company
Macungie, Penn. (1970)
Electronic tonal production
3 manuals, 72 stops


In 1970, the Midmer-Losh organ in the gallery was replaced by a large three-manual electronic instrument built by the Allen Organ Company. This was the last custom analog instrument built by Allen. The dedicatory recital was played by Robert B. Grogan, Associate Organist of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., on November 28, 1971.
           
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Gemshorn
2
  Waldflöte
8
  Principal
1 1/3
  Octave Quint
8
  Dulciana     Mixture IV ranks
8
  Bourdon     Cymbal III ranks
8
  Lieblichflöte
8
  Trompette Harmonique
4
  Octave     Harp
4
  Flute Harmonique     Celesta
2 2/3
  Twelfth     Carillon
2
  Fifteenth      

         
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Flute Conique
2
  Doublette
8
  Geigen Diapason
2
  Blockflöte
8
  Gamba Celeste II ranks
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Gemshorn     Plein Jeu IV ranks
8
  Voix Celeste II ranks
16
  Contra Fagotto
8
  Gedeckt
8
  Trompette
8
  Flute Celeste
8
  Hautbois
4
  Octave Geigen
4
  Clairon
4
  Flute     Tremolo
2 2/3
  Nazard      
           
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Quintaton
2
  Spillflöte
8
  Viole
1 1/3
  Larigot
8
  Viole Celeste
1
  Sifflöte
8
  Aeoline     Scharf III ranks
8
  Unda Maris
16
  Dulzian
8
  Quintadena
8
  Krummhorn
4
  Prestant
8
  Harmonic Trumpet
4
  Quintade
8
  Festival Trumpet
2 2/3
  Quinte
4
  Krummregal
2
  Principal     Tremolo
           
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Contra Basse
4
  Choral Bass
32
  Contre Dulciana
4
  Flute
16
  Principal
2
  Piccolo
16
  Gemshorn     Mixture IV ranks
16
  Bourdon
32
  Contra Bombarde
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
16
  Bombarde
8
  Octave
8
  Posaune
8
  Gedeckt
4
  Clairon
           
Midmer-Losh Organ Company
Merrick, N.Y. (1926)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 44 stops, 40 ranks


The original pipe organ in the present church was built in 1926 by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company of Merrick, N.Y. This organ was divided in two chambers in the rear gallery. The following specifications were recorded by Louis F. Mohr & Co., an organ service concern in the area. At the time of his visit the organ had a detached three-manual electric console by Reisner that had been installed by James Rae. This organ was removed to storage when it was replaced by an Allen electronic instrument.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes (partially enclosed with Choir?)
16
  Double Open Diapason
61
4
  Octave
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
8
  Doppel Flute
61
2 2/3
  Twelfth
61
8
  Grosse Flute
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Viola d'Gamba
61
    Mixture III ranks
183
8
  Viol Celeste
61
8
  Trumpet
61
8
  Dulciana
61
    Tremolo  
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
73
2
  Flageolet
61
8
  Open Diapason
73
    Mixture IV ranks
244
8
  Stopped Diapason
73
8
  Cornopean
73
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Vox Celeste
73
8
  Vox Humana
61?
8
  Aeoline
73
    Tremolo  
4
  Flute Harmonic
73
       
 
     
 
     
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Viola d'Orchestre
73
8
  Dolcissimo
61
8
  Geigen Principal
61
8
  Unda Maris
61
8
  Melodia
61
8
  Clarinet
61
8
  Orchestral String [ext.]
    Tremolo  
8
  Viol d'Amour
61
    Chimes  
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Resultant
16
  Viola d'Orchestre
CH
16
  Open Diapason
32
8
  Flute [ext. Bourdon]
16
  Double Open Diapason
GT
8
  Flute
SW
16
  Bourdon
44
8
  Melodia
CH
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
8
  Orchestral String
CH
16
  Violone
32
       
               
Couplers

    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Great 16', 4', Unison Off
    Choir to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Choir 16', 4', Unison Off
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'    
               
Adjustable Combinations

   
Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Choir Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Pedal Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (toe)
Entire Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
  General Cancel
               
Accessories

    Balanced Swell Pedal   Sforzando Pedal
    Balanced Choir Pedal    
    Crescendo Pedal    
           
Sources:
     The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X, Vol. III. New York: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914.
     Church of St. Pancras web site: http://www.saintpancras.org
     Frank, Steven. Stoplist of Allen Organ (1970).
     Junchen, David L. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. I. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985.
     Mohr, Louis F. & Co. Specifications of Midmer-Losh organ (1926). Courtesy Larry Trupiano.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.

Illustrations:
     Church of St. Pancras. Exterior and interior.
     Frank, Steven. Rebuilt Hinners Organ Co. console.