92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10128
http://www.92y.org/




         
Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall (1930) in 92nd Street YMHA - New York City (photo: 92nd Street Y Archives)
  1930 photo showing Robert-Morton console
Robert-Morton Organ Co.
Van Nuys, Calif. (1924); installed (1930)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 11 ranks


This organ was originally built in 1924 for the Flushing Theatre, Flushing, N.Y. In 1930, the organ was moved to the Theresa L Kaufmann Concert Hall of the new 92nd Street YMHA, where it remained until the 1950s. The following specification was reconstructed by Dave Kopp.
             
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Tuba  
8
  Violin
16
  Diaphone  
8
  Violin Celeste
16
  Bourdon  
  Bass Drum
8
  Tuba       Tympani
8
  Oboe Horn       Cymbal
8
  Diapason       Crash Cymbal
8
  Tibia        
8
  Flute       Pedal 2nd Touch
8
  Quintadena       Chimes
             
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Violin (TC)  
  Harp
16
  Violin Celeste (TC)  
  Chrysoglott
8
  Tuba  
  Xylophone
8
  Oboe Horn  
  Snare Drum
8
  Diapason  
  Wood Drum
8
  Tibia  
  Tom Tom
8
  Flute  
  Tambourine
8
  Quintadena  
  Castanets
8
  Krumet  
  Chinese Gong
8
  Violin  
16
  Accompaniment
8
  Violin Celeste  
4
  Accompaniment
8
  Vox Humana  
8
  Great to Accomp.
4
  Tuba  
8
  Solo to Accomp.
4
  Diapason  
   
4
  Tibia  
  Accomp. 2nd Touch
4
  Flute  
8
  Tuba
4
  Violin  
8
  Diapason
4
  Violin Celeste  
8
  Tibia
2 2/3
  Flute  
4
  Tibia
2
  Piccolo (Flute)  
  Chimes
2
  Piccolo (Violin)  
  Triangle
     
  Bird
             
Great (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Tuba Profunda  
4
  Tibia
16
  Oboe Horn (TC)  
4
  Flute
16
  Diaphone  
4
  Violin
16
  Tibia (TC)  
4
  Violin Celeste
16
  Bourdon  
4
  Vox Humana
16
  Contra Viol (TC)  
2 2/3
  Flute
16
  Contra Viol Celeste (TC)  
4
  Piccolo (Flute)
16
  Vox Humana (TC)  
4
  Fifteenth (Violin)
8
  Tuba  
1 3/5
  Flute
8
  Oboe Horn  
  Harp
8
  Diapason  
  Chrysoglott
8
  Tibia  
  Glockenspiel
8
  Flute  
  Orchestral Bells
8
  Quintadena  
  Xylophone
8
  Violin  
  Chimes
8
  Violin Celeste  
4
  Great
8
  Clarinet  
   
8
  Krumet  
  Great 2nd Touch
8
  Vox Humana  
16
  Tuba
4
  Tuba  
16
  Oboe Horn
4
  Oboe Horn  
16
  Diaphone
4
  Diapason  
16
  Tibia
             
Solo (Manual III) – 61 notes
8
  Tuba  
  Harp
8
  Oboe Horn  
  Chrysoglott
8
  Diapason  
  Glockenspiel
8
  Tibia  
  Orchestral Bells
8
  Flute  
  Xylophone
8
  Quintadena  
  Chimes
8
  Violin  
16
  Solo
8
  Violin Celeste  
4
  Solo
8
  Clarinet  
16
  Great
8
  Krumet  
8
  Great
8
  Vox Humana  
4
  Great
4
  Tibia        
             
Tremolos
   
    Right        
    Left        
    Vox Humana        
    Tuba        
    Tibia        
         
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures website: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/44
     Junchen, David. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989.
     Kopp, David. Reconstructed stoplist of Robert-Morton organ.
     92nd Street Y website: http://www.92y.org/

Illustrations:
     92nd Street Y Archives. Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1930. Courtesy James Lewis.