Incarnation Lutheran Church - Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo: Brooklyn Eagle)
 

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Incarnation Lutheran Church

5313 Fourth Avenue at 54th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11220

Organ Specifications:
III/18 Frazee Organ Company (1928)
II/9 Hillgreen, Lane & Company, Op. 182 (1908)
• Unknown Builder


Incarnation Lutheran Church - Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo: Samuel H. Gottscho, 1930)  
Interior (1930)  
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Incarnation was organized in 1901 in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn. The first pastor was the Rev. William Steinbicker.
           
  Incarnation Lutheran Church - Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo: Samuel H. Gottscho, 1930)
 

View of Chancel (1930)

Frazee Organ Company
Everett, Mass. (1928)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 42 registers, 18 stops, 18 ranks




The Frazee Organ Company installed a three-manual organ in the new building which opened in 1928. The 2006 status of this organ is unknown.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes [enclosed?]
16
  Bourdon
SW
8
  Gedeckt
SW
8
  Open Diapason
73
4
  Octave
73
8
  Clarabella
73
2
  Bourdon Fifteenth
SW
8
  Dulciana
CH
   
Cathedral Chimes
CH
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
97
4
  Dulcet
CH
16
  Contra Dulciana (TC)
CH
2 2/3
  Twelfth
CH
8
  Diapason
73
2
  Dulcinet
CH
8
  Gedeckt (fr. 16' Bdn)
1 3/5
  Tierce
CH
8
  Violin
73
1
  Twenty-second
CH
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Cornopean
73
8
  Voix Celeste (TC)
61
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Dulciana
CH
8
  Vox Humana
73
4
  Flute (fr. 16' Bdn)
    Tremulant  
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Contra Dulciana (TC)
4
  Dulcet (fr. 8')
8
  Harmonic Flute
85
2
  Piccolo (fr. Harm. Fl.)
8
  Flute Celeste (TC)
61
8
  French Horn
73
8
  Dulciana
97
   
Cathedral Chimes
25 chimes
8
  Unda Maris (TC)
61
    Tremulant  
4
  Flute (fr. Harm. Fl.)
       
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Resultant
8
  Octave (fr. 16' Diap.)
16
  Diapason
44
8
  First Flute (fr. 16' 1st Bdn.)
16
  First Bourdon
44
8
  Second Flute
SW
16
  Second Bourdon
SW
8
  Dulciana
CH
16
  Dulciana
CH
4
  Flute
SW
         
Hillgreen, Lane & Company
Alliance, Ohio – Opus 182 (1908)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 9 stops, 9 ranks


The Agreement (July 18, 1908) between Hillgreen, Lane and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Incarnation shows that Hillgreen, Lane would build a two-manual organ for a consideration of $1,650 less an allowance for "Old Organ" which was valued at $50. Hillgreen, Lane indicated the organ would be complete and ready for use on or about October 15, 1908.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes [enclosed?]
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Melodia (wood)
61
8
  Dulciana
61
       
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Violin Diapason
73
4
  Rohr Floete
73
8
  Aeoline
73
8
  Oboe Gamba [(abial)
61
8
  Gedeckt (wood)
73
       
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon (wood)
30
       
               
Couplers ("Operated by Tilting Tablets above the Manuals")
    Great to Pedal 8'   Great to Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8'   Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison Sep.
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Coupler Cancel
               
Mechanical Registers
    Swell Tremulant   Crescendo Dial
    Wind Indicator    
               
Piston Combinations
   
Great Organ Piano, Forte
Swell Organ Piano, Mezzo, Forte
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Full Organ, Crescendo & Diminuendo Pedal   All Organ Piano
         
Unknown Builder


Hillgreen, Lane & Company took possession of an "Old Organ" valued at $50 when their instrument was installed in 1908. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     The Diapason (Aug. 1, 1928). Stoplist of Frazee Organ (1928). Courtesy of Jeff Scofield.
     Haberstroh, Richard. The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide. New York: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 2000.
     Hillgreen, Lane & Company Agreement (July 18, 1908) with specifications of Hillgreen, Lane & Co. organ, Op. 182. Courtesy Larry Trupiano.

Illustrations:
     Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection. Exterior.
     Gottscho, Samuel H. Photos (1930) of interior and chancel. Collection of the Museum of the City of New York.