Bethany Baptist Church - Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Bethany Baptist Church

460 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, near Decatur Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11216
http://www.bethanybcbrooklyn.org/

Organ Specifications:
460 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, near Decatur Street
Present building (since 1967)
IV/39 Wicks Organ Company, Op. 4651 (1966)
First building (1924-1967)
• II/20 Reuben Midmer & Sons (1901)
541 Vanderbilt Aveue at Atlantic Avenue (1895-1924)
• J.H. & C.S. Odell (1916)

         
  Wicks Organ, Op. 4651 (1966) in Bethany Baptist Church - Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wicks Organ Company
Highland, Ill. – Opus 4651 (1966)
Direct-Electric ® action
4 manuals, 51 stops, 39 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Quintaton
61
2
  Doublette
61
8
  Spitz Principal
61
    Fourniture IV ranks
244
8
  Bourdon
61
8
  Bombarde
61
4
  Octave
61
   
Chimes
preparation
4
  Waldflöte
61
       
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Rohrgedeckt [unit]
80
2 2/3
  Nazard
61
8
  English Diapason
68
2
  Spitz Flöte
61
8
  Rohrflöte
    Scharff III ranks
183
8
  Viole d'Gamba
68
16
  Contra Fagotto [L/2]
68
8
  Viole Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Trumpet
68
4
  Geigen Octave
68
4
  Rohr Schalmei
68
4
  Flachflöte
68
  Tremolo  
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Erzähler [unit]
80
1 3/5
  Tierce
61
8
  Holzgedeckt
68
1 1/3
  Larigot
61
8
  Erzähler
    Cymbel II ranks
122
8
  Erzähler Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Clarinet
68
4
  Koppelflöte
68
    Tremolo  
2
  Blockflöte
61
   
Harp and Celesta
preparation
               
Solo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
 
Gross Flute
preparation
8
  Tuba *  
8
 
Gamba
preparation
8
 
English Horn
preparation
4
 
Orchestral Flute
preparation
   
* unenclosed on west end wall
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Acoustic Bass
8
  Quintaton
GT
16
  Diapason
32
4
  Choral Bass
16
  Sub Bass [unit]
44
4
  Rohr Flute
SW
16
  Rohrgedeckt
SW
2
  Flute
SW
16
  Quintaton
GT
    Cornet IV ranks
GT
16
  Erzähler
CH
16
  Bombarde [ext. GT]
12
10 2/3
  Quint
16
  Contra Fagotto
SW
8
  Principal [unit]
44
8
  Bombarde
GT
8
  Bass Flute
4
  Bombarde
GT
8
  Rohr Flute
SW
       
               
Couplers
    normal couplers          
               
Combination Pistons (Capture System)
    Five pistons affecting Great and Cancel
    Five pistons affecting Swell and Cancel
    Five pistons affecting Choir and Cancel
    Five pistons affecting Pedal
    Five Master Pistons coupling the above
    Five General Pistons affecting the entire organ
    General Cancel
               
Accessories
    General Combination Pistons duplicated with toe studs  
    Crescendo Pedal       Pedalboard Illumination
    Crescendo Indicator       Music Rack Illumination
    Sforzando Pedal       Bench with Music Compartment
    Sforzando Indicator       Motor and Blower  
    Wind Indicator       Rectifier of ample capacity
    Great to Pedal Reversible       Swell Expression Pedal
    Swell to Pedal Reversible       Choir Expression Pedal
    Solo to Pedal Reversible        
         
Organ in first building on Sumner Avenue:

Reuben Midmer & Sons
Brooklyn, N.Y. (1901)
Unknown action


When Bethany Baptist Church acquired the former Sumner Avenue Baptist Church, the building included an organ built in 1901 by Reuben Midmer & Sons of Brooklyn. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
         
Organ in church located on Vanderbilt & Atlantic Avenues:

J.H. & C.S. Odell
New York City (1916)
Mechanical action


This organ does not appear on the Odell opus list, so may have been a second-hand instrument. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     Bethany Baptist Church web site: http://www.bethanybcbrooklyn.org/
     Kloda, Barry. Updated specifications for Wicks Organ, Op. 4651 (1966).
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications for Wicks Organ, Op. 4651 (1966)

Illustrations:
     Bethany Baptist Church web site. Interior.
     Google Street View. Exterior.