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<h3 class="venue_name">Our Saviour Catholic Church</h3> (Midtown)
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<h2 class="venue">Church of Our Saviour</h2>
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Church of Our Saviour (Catholic) - New York City <td width="250"><img src="/Organs/NYC/img/OurSaviourRCExt.jpg" alt="Church of Our Saviour RC - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)" width="250" border="0" > <strong>(Roman Catholic)</strong><br> 59 Park Avenue at 38th Street<br> New York, N.Y. 10016<br> <a href="http://www.oursaviournyc.org/">http://www.oursaviournyc.org</a><br> <td width="250"><img src="/Organs/NYC/img/OurSaviourRCInt3.jpg" alt="Church of Our Saviour RC - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)" width="250" border="0" > The Roman Catholic Church of Our Saviour was established in 1955, making it one of the youngest parishes in Manhattan. Its striking Romanesque edifice on Park Avenue, designed by Paul W. Reilly and built in 1959, is also one of the newer Roman Catholic church buildings. The church is notable for its many carvings and statuary, the creations of Henry J. Pizzutello, who led the largest church stone-carving project in New York City since St. Bartholomew&#39;s Church was built.
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<td class="sources"><h2 class="sources">Sources</h2> <em>The American Organist</em> (April 1960). Specification of M.P. M&ouml;ller organ, Op. 9213 (1959).<br> Church of Our Saviour website: <a href="http://www.oursaviournyc.org/">http://www.oursaviournyc.org/</a><br> Dunlap, David W. <em>From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan&#39;s Houses of Worship.</em> New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Illustrations Lawson, Steven E. Exterior; Interior; Schantz organ, Op. 2259 (2005).
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<td><h3 class="venue_name"><a href="/Organs/NYC/html/OurSaviourRC.html">Our Saviour Catholic Church</a></h3> (Midtown)</td> <td>59 Park Avenue at 38th Street (since 1959)<br> <div class="organ with_specs">III/37 Schantz Organ Company, Op. 2259 (2005)<br> <div class="organ with_specs">III/35 M.P. M&ouml;ller, Inc., Op. 9213 (1959)</div></td></div>
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<h2 class="organs_summary">Organ Specifications:</h2> <a href="#Schantz">III/37 Schantz Organ, Op. 2259</a> (2005) <a href="#Moller">III/35 M.P. M&ouml;ller, Inc., Op. 9213</a> (1959)
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III/37 Schantz Organ Company, Op. 2259 (2005)
III/35 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 9213 (1959)
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ORGAN 2/0 [Moller]

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Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes [Organ div no. 1]


16 Geigen Diapason 73
1 3/5
Seventeenth
preparation
8 Open Diapason 61
1 1/3
Mixture IV ranks 244
8 Geigen (fr. 16') 8
Trumpet * (1-32)
61
8
Koppelflöte * (13-61)
61 Tremulant
4 Principal 61 Great 16'
4 Nachthorn * 61 Unison Off
2 2/3
Twelfth
61
Great 4'
2
Fifteenth
61
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Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed [Organ div no. 2]


16 Lieblich Gedeckt * 73
1 3/5
Tierce 61
8 Violin Diapason 61 2 Plein Jeu IV ranks 244
8 Viole de Gambe * 61 16 Bassoon 61
8 Voix Celeste (TC) * 49 8 Trumpet 61
8 Rohrflöte * (fr. 16') 8 Oboe 61
4 Octave 61 Tremulant
4 Nason Flute 61 Swell 16'
2 2/3
Nasard 61 Unison Off
2
Octavin
61
Swell 4'
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Choir/Solo Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed [Organ div no. 3]


8 Harmonic Flute 61 8 Oboe SW
8 Dolcan * 61 Tremulant
8 Dolcan Celeste (TC) * 49 8 Tuba Magna 61
4 Concert Flute 61 Choir/Solo 16'
8 Cor Anglais * 61 Unison Off
8
Clarinet
61
Choir/Solo 4'
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Pedal Organ – 32 notes [Organ div no. 4]


32
Contra Bourdon (ext.) digital
4 Choral Bass 32
16 Contrabass 56 4 Open Flute (fr. Contrabass)
16 Geigen Diapason GT 32
Contra Bassoon (ext. SW) digital
16
Subbass * (1-32)
44 16 Double Trumpet (ext. GT) 12
16 Lieblich Gedeckt SW 16 Bassoon SW
8 Octave (fr. Contrabass) 8 Trumpet GT
8 Geigen GT 4 Oboe SW
8 Subbass (fr. 16') 8 Tuba Magna SO
8 Gedeckt SW
* from previous M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9213 (1959)
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Couplers [Organ div no. 5]

Great to Pedal 8', 4' Choir/Solo to Great 16', 8', 4'
Swell to Pedal 8', 4' Choir/Solo to Swell 8'
Choir/Solo to Pedal 8', 4' Swell to Choir/Solo 16', 8', 4'
Swell to Great 16', 8', 4' Great to Choir/Solo 8'
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Adjustable Combinations [Organ div no. 6]

Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Choir/Solo Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Pedal Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Full Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb & toe)
General Cancel (thumb)
Set (thumb)
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Reversibles [Organ div no. 7]

Swell to Pedal (thumb) Swell to Great (thumb)
Great to Pedal (thumb & toe) Full Organ I (thumb & toe)
Choir/Solo to Pedal (thumb) Full Organ II (thumb & toe)
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Mechanicals [Organ div no. 8]

Balanced Swell Pedal Crescendo Indicator
Balanced Choir/Solo Pedal Full Organ I Indicator
Crescendo Pedal Full Organ II Indicator
Wind Indicator Transposer with Indicator
Schantz Organ, Op. 2258 (2005) at Church of Our Saviour RC - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)
Schantz Organ, Op. 2258 (2005) at Church of Our Saviour RC - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson) Schantz Organ, Op. 2258 (2005) at Church of Our Saviour RC - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)
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ORGAN 3/1 -- Schantz Organ Company [Schantz]

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Church of Our Saviour RC - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

Schantz Organ Company

Orrville, Ohio – Opus 2259 (2005)
Electro-pneumatic action
Solid-State combination action
3 manuals, 49 registers, 32 stops, 37 ranks
The organ in the rear gallery was built in 2005 by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio. Schantz installed their Op. 2259 in two chambers, one on either side of the choir area. Several ranks from the previous M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9213 (1959) were incorporated in this new instrument. Schantz provided a movable three-manual drawknob console. ----------

Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes [Organ div no. 1]


16 Quintaton 61 2 Waldflöte 61
8 Principal 61 Fourniture IV ranks 244
8 Bourdon 61
Unison Off
4
Octave
61
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Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed [Organ div no. 2]


16 Flûte á Chemineé 73 8 Trompette 61
8 Flûte á Cheminée (fr. 16') 4 Hautbois 61
8 Viole de Gamba 61 Tremulant
8 Viole Celeste (TC) 49 Swell 16'
4 Prestant 61 Unison Off
Plein Jeu V ranks
305
Swell 4'
16
Cor Anglais
61
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Choir–Positiv Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed [Organ div no. 3]


8 Gedeckt 61 2 Prinzipal 61
8 Dolcan 61
Sesquialtera II ranks 122
8 Dolcan Celeste (TC) 49
Zimbel II ranks 122
4 Nachthorn 61
Tremulant
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Pedal Organ – 32 notes [Organ div no. 4]


16 Subbass 44 4 Koppelflöte 44
16 Quintaton GT 2 Koppelflöte (fr. 4')
16 Flûte á Chemineé SW 16 Trumpet 44
8 Prinzipal 32 16 Cor Anglais SW
8 Subbass (fr. 16') 8 Trumpet (fr. 16')
8 Flûte á Chemineé SW 4 Cor Anglais SW
4
Octave
32
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Couplers [Organ div no. 5]


Great to Pedal 8' Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'
Swell to Pedal 8', 4' Great to Swell 8'
Choir to Pedal 8', 4' Choir to Swell 8'
Swell to Great 16', 8', 4' Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'
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Adjustable Combinations [Organ div no. 6]


Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Swell 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)
General Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb & toe)
General Cancel (thumb)
Setter (thumb)
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Reversibles [Organ div no. 7]


Great to Pedal (thumb & toe) Choir to Pedal (thumb & toe)
Swell to Pedal (thumb & toe) Sforzando (thumb & toe)
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Expression [Organ div no. 8]


Balanced Swell Pedal
Balanced Choir Pedal
Crescendo Pedal
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ORGAN 4/2 -- M. P. Möller, Inc. [Moller]

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M. P. Möller, Inc.

Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 9213 (1959)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 35 registers, 26 stops, 35 ranks
The original organ in the Church of Our Saviour was built in 1959 by M.P. Möller, Inc., as designed by Ernest White. Revisions were made by Glück Orgelbau in 1992, and again in 1993-94 by Peter Batchelder. Following is a description taken from the leaflet for the Solemn Blessing of the organ:
The pipes . . . are located in spacious chambers on either side of the choir gallery. Hand-carved grille work executed by the Joseph Noe Studios, covers the tone openings both into the nave and the gallery.
In designing the Church, the architect, Paul Reilly, successfully achieved an acoustic condition which is particularly sympathetic to the musical requirements of the Sacred Liturgy. Just as the visual impact of the Church interior is one of space, light and rich color, so also the auditory timpact of the chant and hymns, of the antiphon and processional is enhanced by the lofty spatial dimensions. This warm resonance creates and ideal acoustical setting for the organ.
In tonal design, this instrument is a truly American organ. Based on time-proved principles from many lands, it is capable of interpreting the full range of the organ literature from the Renaissance to the present day. The selection of tone colors, and the individual voicing treatment of the pipes have produced a natural and gentle soronity appropriate for choral accompaniment. Each division of the organ has a characteristic harmonic development, or ensemble. The Principal chorus of the Great provides a dynamic anchor, the flues and reeds of the Swell are scaled and voiced along French lines to add a fiery brilliance, and the Choir is developed as a German Positiv. An independent Pedal gives a solid foundation to the whole instrument. Flutes and strings on each manual provide softer accompanimental colors.

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