Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
 
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San Damiano Mission
(Roman Catholic)

21 Nassau Avenue near 15th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222
http://missionbklyn.org/



Organ Specifications:
III/13 Sebastian Glück, Op. 21 (2017)
III/14 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 6005 (1931)
II/6 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 1342 (1912)




San Damiano Mission ("The Mission") was established in February 2015 and occupies the former Holy Family Slovak Catholic Church on Nassau Avenue in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. At the heart of The Mission is Pope Francis’ call to seek those who may feel abandoned, alone, or even disenfranchised by the Church.

The original occupants of the building, Holy Family Church, was founded in 1903 to serve the Slovakian population in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Services were held in the Church of St. Vincent de Paul until September 4, 1911, when a temporary church, a brick structure costing $30,000, was opened. The rectory was built at the same time. In 2011, Holy Family merged with the parish of St. Anthony of Padua, which earlier had absorbed the parish of St. Alphonsus.

             
Sebastian Glück
New York City – Opus 21 (2017)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 30 registers, 13 stops, 13 ranks


               
Grand Organo (II° Manuale) – 61 notes
8
  Principale
85
8
  Tromba
RE
8
  Flauto Aperto *
8
  Corno di Bassetto
CO
8
  Viola Dolce
CO
  Annulatore Unisono
4
  Ottava
61
 
Campagne
25 bells
2
  Decimaquinta (fr. 8' Princ.)
 
* 1-12 Fl. Doppio; 13-16 Fl. Amonico

     

 
Recitativo (III° Manuale) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Viola da Gamba
73
2
  Corno di Notte (fr. Fl. Ted.)
8
  Voce Celeste (C13-G56)
44
8
  Tromba
61
8
  Flauto Tedesco
85
  Tremolo
4
  Fugara (fr. 8' VDG)
  Recitativo 16'
4
  Flauto Conico
61
    Recitativo 4'  

     

     
Coro (I° Manuale) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Viola Dolce
61
8
  Corno di Bassetto
61
8
  Flauto Doppio
61
8
  Tromba
RE
4
  Flauto Amonico
73
  Tremolo
2
  Ucellino (fr. 4' Fl. Am.)
  Coro 4'

     

     
Pedale – 32 notes
16
  Contrabasso di Legno
12
4
  Flauto Conico
CO
16
  Subasso
44
16
  Buccin (ext. RE 8' Tromba)
12
8
  Principale
44
8
  Tromba
RE
8
  Viola da Gamba
RE
4
  Canto Fermo (Corno di Bas.)
CO
8
  Bordone (fr. 16' Subasso)
  Campagne
GO
4
  Ottava (fr. 8' Princ.)
       
               
Couplers
               
Adjustable Combinations
               
Pedal Movements
           
             
  M.P. Moller organ, Op. 6005 (1931) in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church  - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY (credit: Sebastian M. Gluck)
 
credit: Sebastian M. Glück
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 6005 (1931)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 32 registers, 14 stops, 14 ranks


The M.P. Möller Factory Specification (June 12, 1931) for this organ indicates that it had a detatched three-manual stop-key console, casing of oak, and wind pressure was set at 5". Pencil notes on the contract include "+ allowance re-erect old organ," and "deduct from contract price the price of handling old organ." Total cost of the organ was $7,500.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed with Choir
8
  Open Diapason
61
4
  Octave (fr. Eng. Diap.)
CH
8
  Doppel Floete
73
4
  Flute (fr. Melodia)
8
  Melodia
73
8
  Tuba
73
8
  Dulciana
73
 
Tremulant
8
  Viole d' Gamba
73
 
Chimes
25 bells

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
97
2 2/3
  Flute Twelfth (fr. 16' Bdn.)
8
  Open Diapason
73
2
  Flautina (fr. 16' Bdn.)
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Vox Celeste (TC)
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
8
  Gedeckt (fr. 16' Bdn.)
  Tremulant
4
  Orchestral Flute (fr. 16' Bdn.)
  Chimes
GT
4
  Salicet (fr. Salicional)
   

     

     
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed with Great
8
  English Open Diapason
73
8
  Viole d' Gamba
GT
8
  Doppel Floete
GT
4
  Flute Traverso
GT
8
  Melodia
GT
  Chimes
GT
8
  Dulciana
GT
   

     

     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Resultant
8
  Octave (fr. Op. Diap.)
16
  Open Diapason (ext. GT Dul.)
12
8
  Flute (fr. Bourdon)
16
  Bourdon
44
8
  Violoncello (fr. VDG)
GT
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
   
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8'   Swell 16', 4'
    Choir to Pedal 8'   Choir 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Great Unison Separation
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'   Swell Unison Separation
    Choir to Swell 16', 8', 4'   Choir Unison Separation
    Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'    
               
Mechanicals
    Great Tremulant   Choir Tremulant
    Swell Tremulant   Crescendo Indicator
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Great stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Swell stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Choir stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Full Organ
               
Pedal Movements
    Great to Pedal Reversible      
    Balanced Expression Pedal, Swell Organ      
    Balanced Expression Pedal, Great-Choir Organs  
    Grand Crescendo Pedal      
    Sforzando Pedal          
             
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 1342 (1912)
Tubular-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 registers, 6 stops, 6 ranks


The Agreement (Dec. 12, 1911) between M.P. Möller and "The R.C. Slovak Church" in Brooklyn states that Möller would build a two-manual organ for a consideration of $1,400. Möller used tubular-pneumatic action to control six ranks of pipes on a duplex chest. The casing was of the best quartered oak finished in hard oil, with the Pedal pipes forming the sides of the case. Möller indicated that the organ would be "complete and ready for use on or before the first day of March, 1912 or as soon thereafter as possible." The organ was shipped by rail on March 15, 1912.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason (wood & metal)
61
4
  Flute Harmonique
61
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Oboe Gamba (labial)
61
8
  Stopped Diapason (wood)
61
   

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Dulciana
GT
4
  Flute Harmonique
GT
8
  Stopped Diapason
GT
8
  Oboe Gamba
GT
8
  Unda Maris (TC)
49
   

     

     
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Bourdon (ext. GT Op. Diap.)
12
   
               
Couplers
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Great 4'
    Great to Pedal   Swell to Great 16'
               
Mechanicals
    Tremulant    
    Wind Indicator    
    Crescendo Indicator    
               
Pedal Movements
    Great to Pedal Reversible      
    Balanced Swell Pedal      
    Grand 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.
     Brooklyn Catholic blogspot: http://brooklyncatholic.blogspot.com/2013/04/holy-family-greenpoint.html
     Glück, Sebastian M. Specification of Glück organ, Op. 21 (2017).
     San Damiano Mission website: http://missionbklyn.org/
     Trupiano, Larry. Agreement and Specification (Dec. 12, 1911) for M.P. Möller organ, Op. 1342.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (June 12, 1931) of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 6005.

Illustrations:
     Glück, Sebastian M. Photo (2016) of exterior; photo (2015) of facade of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 1342 (1931)