St. Barnabas Catholic Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Thomas M. Fierro)
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St. Barnabas Church
(Roman Catholic)

409 East 241st Street at Martha Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10470
http://StBarnabasBronx.org

Organ Specifications:
III/42 Peragallo Pipe Organ Company (2009)
III/44 George S. Hutchings, rev. (1988)
I/4 Jaeckel Organs, Inc., Op. 8 (1985) – Continuo
II/29 George S. Hutchings, Op. 220 (1890)
II/14 Unknown Builder


St. Barnabas Catholic Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Thomas M. Fierro)  
The parish of St. Barnabas was established on June 11, 1910, to serve residents of the Woodlawn and McLean Heights areas of the Bronx. Archbishop John M. Farley appointed Rev. Michael A.. Reilly as first pastor. The Romanesque church building could originally accomodate 700 persons and was dedicated in November 1911 by Archbishop Farley.
             
  Peragallo Organ Console (2009) at St. Barnabas Catholic Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Thomas M. Fierro)
Peragallo Pipe Organ Company
Paterson, N.J. (2009)
Solid-state key and combination action
3 manuals, 75 stops (35 digital), 42 pipe ranks


The organ in St. Barnabas Church was revised in 2009 by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, N.J. Peragallo provided a new three-manual drawknob console to control the hybrid organ that has 42 pipe ranks from the previous Hutchings/Odell instrument plus 35 digital stops by Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pa.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, unenclosed
16
  Violone
digital
1 3/5
  Seventeenth
61
8
  First Open Diapason
61
1 1/3
  Fourniture IV ranks
244
8
  Second Open Diapason
digital
16
  Posaune
digital
8
  Melodia
61
8
  Trumpet
61
8
  Bourdon
digital
4
  Clarion
digital
8
  Gamba
61
   
Chimes [Mayland]
25 tubes
4
  Principal
digital
   
Great Sub
 
4
  Octave
61
    Great Unison Off  
4
  Harmonic Flute
61
    Great Super  
2 2/3
  Twelfth
61
8
  Tromba Fierro
CH
2
  Fifteenth
61
       
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
61
2
  Scharf III ranks
183
8
  Open Diapason
61
16
  Basson
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
8
  Trompette
61
8
  Salicional
61
8
  Hautbois
digital
8
  Voix Celeste [TC]
49
4
  Clarion
digital
8
  Flauto Celeste Aida II ranks
digital
    Tremulant  
4
  Principal
61
    Swell Sub  
4
  Wald Flute
61
    Swell Unison Off  
2
  Octave
61
    Swell Super  
    Plein Jeu IV ranks
digital
       
 
     
 
     
Positiv Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes, unenclosed
8
  Gedeckt
58
8
  Cromorne
58
8
  Dulciana
58
    Tremulant  
8
  Unda Maris [TC]
46
    Positiv Unison Off  
4
  Spitz Flute
58
16
  Bombarde Harmonique [TC]
2
  Principal
58
8
  Trompette Harmonique
58
1 1/3
  Larigot
58
4
  Clarion Harmonique
1
  Octave
58
       
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive
16
  Erzähler
digital
2
  Gemshorn
digital
8
  Spitz Principal
digital
    Sesquialtera II ranks
digital
8
  Rohrflöte
digital
    Ripieno IV ranks
digital
8
  Viola de Gamba
digital
8
  Tromba Fiero
digital
8
  Gamba Celeste
digital
    Tremulant  
8
  Erzähler Celeste II ranks
digital
    Harp
digital
4
  Principal
digital
    Choir Sub  
4
  Flute
digital
    Choir Unison Off  
4
  Flauto Dolcissimo II ranks
digital
    Choir Super  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Contra Bourdon
digital
4
  Doppel Flute *
digital
32
  Contra Violone
digital
    Mixture III ranks
96
16
  Open Wood
digital
32
  Contra Bombarde [unit]
44
16
  Open Diapason
32
32
  Contra Posaune
digital
16
  Bourdon
digital
16
  Bombarde [from 32']
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
16
  Posaune
digital
16
  Violone
digital
8
  Bombarde
POS
8
  Principal
32
4
  Chalumeau *
digital
8
  Flöte
digital
    Tremulant [affects * stops only]
8
  Still Gedeckt
SW
    Deagan Tower Chimes
digital
4
  Choral Bass
32
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Positiv to Great 8'
    Choir to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'
    Positiv to Pedal 8'   Great to Choir 8'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Positiv to Swell 8'
               
Adjustable Combinations
   
Great Organ 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Swell Organ 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Positiv Organ 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Choir Organ 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Pedal Organ 1-2-3-4-5-6 (toe)
Entire Organ 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14 (thumb; 1-12 dup. by toe)
               
Reversibles
    Great to Pedal (thumb & toe)   Swell MIDI 1 (thumb)
    Swell to Pedal (thumb & toe)   Swell MIDI 2 (thumb)
    Positiv to Pedal (thumb)   Great MIDI 1 (thumb)
    Choir to Pedal (thumb & toe)   Great MIDI 2 (thumb)
    32' Contra Bourdon (toe)   Choir MIDI 1 (thumb)
    32' Contra Violone (toe)   Choir MIDI 2 (thumb)
    32' Contra Bombarde (toe)   Pedal MIDI 1 (thumb)
    Sforzando (thumb & toe)   Pedal MIDI 2 (thumb)
    Cymbelstern (toe)   Sequencer Next (thumb & toe)
            Sequencer Previous (thumb)
               
Accessories
    Balanced Swell Pedal    
    Balanced Choir Pedal    
    Crescendo Pedal    
    MIDI System – Rodgers MX200 Sound Module
    Viscount RD70 – record/playback/sequencer
    Walker Combination Action (300 levels) and transposer
               
  Hutchings Organ Case at St. Barnabas Catholic Church - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Thomas M. Fierro)
George S. Hutchings
Boston, Mass. – Opus 220 (1890); as rev. (1988)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 44 stops, 44 ranks


The 1890 Hutchings organ at St. Barnabas Church, originally installed in the South Street Presbyterian Church of Morristown, NJ, was moved and rebuilt in 1948 by the J.H. & C.S. Odell firm as their Op. 598. In 1988, after four decades of service in its new location, Anthony Meloni & Associates were contracted for the restoration of the slider chests, replacement of pull-down action and reservoirs, addition of 16' Pedal reed, modification of specifications, and the restoration and addition of a 9-stop Odell slider chest as the new Positiv division. Jack Steinkampf voiced the reeds, and Gil Adams did the finish voicing. A used three-manual Klann console replaced the two-manual 1949 Odell console, which was rebuilt by Ed Odell and sold to St. Luke's Episopal Church in Maryland.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Double Open Diapason
61
2 2/3
  Twelfth
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Melodia
61
1 3/5
  Tierce
61
8
  Viola de Gamba
61
1 1/3
  Fourniture IV ranks
244
4
  Octave
61
8
  Trumpet
61
4
  Harmonic Flute
61
       
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
61
2
  Octave
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
2
  Scharf III ranks
183
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
16
  Basson
61
8
  Salicional
61
8
  Hautbois
61
8
  Celeste [TC]
49
4
  Clairon
61
4
  Principal
61
    Tremulant  
4
  Wald Flute
61
       
 
     
 
     
Positiv Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes
8
  Gedeckt
58
1
  Octave
58
8
  Dulciana
58
8
  Cromorne
58
8
  Unda Maris [TC]
46
8
  Bombarde
58
4
  Spitz Flute
58
    Tremulant  
2
  Principal
58
    Chimes  
1 1/3
  Larigot
58
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Bourdon [ext. Lieblich]
12
8
  Gedeckt
SW
32
  Resultant
4
  Choral Bass
32
16
  Double Open Diapason
GT
    Mixture III ranks
96
16
  Bourdon
30
32
  Bombarde [ext.]
12
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
16
  Bombarde [on old Vcl chest]
30
8
  Octave
32
8
  Bombarde
POS
               
  Jaeckel Continuo Organ, Op. 8 (1985) formerly in St. Barnabas Catholic Church - Bronx, N.Y. (Jaeckel Organs)
Jaeckel Organs, Inc.
Duluth, Minn. – Opus 8 (1985)
Mechanical action
1 manual, 4 stops, 4 ranks
Well-tempered tuning: Kirnberger III


A continuo organ, built in 1985 by Jaeckel Organs of Duluth, MN, was placed in the gallery of St. Barnabas Church. In 1988, the organ was sold back to Jaeckel Organs, who then moved the organ to Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. Following the closure of that church, the organ was moved to First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston.

The four stops are divided between c25 and c#26, and are controlled by levers on either side of keys. Natural keys are of bone; sharps are of ebony. Open pipes are cone-tuned; Rohrflöte pipes are tuned by ears and have soldered-on tops. The cabinet, of fumed rift- and quarter-sawn solid white oak with scroll-cut pipe shades, also contains the blower and bellows; the façade cabinet doors included can help focus the sound.
               
Manual – 54 notes (c1–f54)
       
8
  Rohrflöte
54
       
4
  Prinzipal
54
       
2
  Oktav
54
       
1 1/3
  Quint
54
       
               
George S. Hutchings
Boston, Mass. – Opus 220 (1890)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 27 stops, 29 ranks
Specifications as installed by J.H. & C.S. Odell – Opus 598 (1948)


In 1948, the organ originally built in 1890 by George Hutchings (Opus 220) for the South Street Presbyterian Church of Morristown, N.J. was acquired by St. Barnabas Church. The contract dated July 20, 1948 for $10,700 was awarded to the J.H. & C.S. Odell Company, then of Yonkers, N.Y., to move and rebuild the organ. The scope of Odell's work, which was their Opus 598, included rebuilding the windchests, cleaning all pipework, corrective revoicing, a new console, minor modifications to the facade, and some new components for the wind system, plus installation.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Double Open Diapason *
29
4
  Octave
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
2 2/3
  Twelfth
61
8
  Viola Di Gamba
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Melodia
61
    Mixture III ranks
183
8
  Dulciana
61
8
  Trumpet
61
4
  Flute Harmonic
61
   
* 32 notes from Pedal
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
61
4
  Violina
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
2
  Flageolet
61
8
  Salicional
61
    Dolce Cornet III ranks
183
8
  Aeoline
61
8
  Cornopean
61
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
8
  Oboe
61
8
  Quintadena
61
    Tremulant  
4
  Wald Flute
61
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes (32-note pedalboard added in 1949)
16
  Double Open Diapason
30
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
16
  Bourdon
30
8
  Violoncello
30
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal       Great to Great 4'  
    Swell to Pedal       Swell to Swell 4'  
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'       Pedal to Pedal Octaves  
               
Piston Combinations (visibly moving stops, adjustable at console)
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 Operating on Great & Pedal Organs and Couplers
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 Operating on Swell & Pedal Organs and Couplers
               
Pedal Movements
    Crescendo Pedal     Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Swell Pedal        
               
Accessories
    Wind Indicator      
    Crescendo Indicator      
               
Unknown Builder
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 14 stops, 14 ranks


The original organ in the church was built by an unknown builder, but we have the following specification which was recorded (Sept. 1918) by Louis F. Mohr & Co., an organ service concern in the area. Mohr noted the organ had tracker action and manual/pedal compasses of 58/27 – so we can assume the organ was from the late 1800s and was acquired second-hand. The organ had an oak case with 25 front pipes in gold. Mohr wrote "W.F. Smith Yonkers" at the top of the page, so it may be that the organ was set up by Mr. Smith.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 58 notes
8
  Open Diapason
58
8
  Dulciana
58
8
  Oboe Gamba
58
4
  Octave
58
8
  Unison Bass
12
2
  Piccolo
58
8
  Doppel Flöte [TC]
46
   
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 58 notes, enclosed
8
  Open Diapason
58
8
  Aeoline
58
8
  St. Diapason Bass
12
4
  Flute
58
8
  St. Diapason Treble [TC]
46
8
  Trumpet
58
8
  Salicional
58
8
  Vox Humana
58
               
Pedal Organ – 27 notes
16
  Bourdon
27
   
               
Couplers ("4 Couplers")
    Great to Pedal       Swell to Great  
    Swell to Pedal       Swell to Great Octaves?  
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal        
               
Accessories
    Tremulant     Bellows Signal
          Electric Motor
               
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.
     Estey Pipe Organs web site: http://esteyorgan.com/
     Fierro, Thomas M. Stoplist of organ as of 2007; specifications of present organ (2009).
     Jaeckel, Dan. Specifications of Jaeckel organ, Op. 8 (1985).
     Jaeckel Organs, Inc. web site: http://www.jaeckelorgans.com/
     Mohr, Louis F. & Co. Specifications (Sept. 1918) of unknown organ. Courtesy Larry Trupiano.
     Odell, Edward. Specifications of J.H. & C.S. Odell organ, Op. 598 (1948).
     St. Barnabas Church web site: http://StBarnabasBronx.org
     Shelley, Thomas J. The Bicentennial History of the Archdiocese of New York 1808-2008. Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007.

Illustrations:
     Fierro, Thomas M. Church exterior; Hutchings organ case; Peragallo console (2009).
     Jaeckel Organs, Inc. Jaeckel Continuo organ.
               
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