St. Bartholomew's Church - New York City (photo: Steven E. Lawson)

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St. Bartholomew's Church

325 Park Avenue at 51st Street
New York, N.Y. 10022

Continuo Organ

See also the pages for the Church, the Chapel, and the Former Parish House and Clinic.

Wissinger Organs
Portsmouth, N.H. (1987)
Mechanical key and stop action
1 manual, 4 stops, 4 ranks

Manual – 54 notes


  Stopped Flute (wood pipes)


  Chimney Flute (wood pipes) (1-12 stopped)


  Fifteenth (metal pipes)

1 1/3

  Quinte (metal pipes)
Mechanical key action with one 54-note keyboard (C1 to F54). Pipe Ranks consist of 54 pipes each. The 2' and 1 1/3' stops have separate bass and treble slider controls with the treble section beginning at middle "c". The 1 1/3' stop starts in the bass as a 2/3', breaks to a 1 1/3' for most of the compass, and then breaks back to 2 2/3' in the high treble. Because of this it acts like a one-rank Mixture. All pipes are tuned with stoppers or slides for convenient tuning to various temperaments or pitch requirements.

Case Work of solid white oak. The front of the organ has panels made up of painted non-speaking round wood pipes, with pierced pipe shades. The ends of the organ have pierced panels. The keyboard, hand made with bone covered naturals and solid ebony sharps, slides in for moving convenience.

Physical Dimensions: Height - 46" (117cm), Width - 49" (125cm), Depth - 28" (71cm). The organ is constructed in two sections: The upper part contains the winchest, pipes, and action, and the lower part contains the blower and wind system. Wind Pressure is supplied by the self-contained 110 volt blower. The upper section weighs about 150 pounds and the lower section about 100 pounds. Each section is easily carried by two people, and they automatically re-locate one atop the other instantly, without tools. Both sections incorporate built in handles. The organ can be easily transported in a mini-van, or similar vehicle.
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     Steven E. Lawson