Aeolian Hall (689 Fifth Avenue) - New York City
689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street
Aeolian Hall (42nd Street) - New York City
29 West 42nd Street
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362 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
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18 West 23rd Street
The Aeolian Company

689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019


Organ Specifications:
689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street (1927-1932)
III/28 Aeolian Company, Op. 1604 (1927) – Concert Hall
II/9 Aeolian Company, Op. 1603 (1927) – Pine Room
III/36 Aeolian Company, Op. 1602 (1926) – Spanish Room
29 West 42nd Street (1912-1927)
II/11 Aeolian Company, Op. 1310 (1914) – French Room
III/63 Aeolian Company, Op. 1219 (1921-23) – Colonial
II/37 Aeolian Company, Op. 1219 (1912) – Colonial Room
IV/78 Aeolian Company, Op. 1212 (1912) – Aeolian Hall
362 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street (1902-1912)
II/10 Aeolian Company, Op. 1200 (1911) – Second Floor
II/17 Aeolian Company, Op. 1049 (1907) – Recital Chamber
II/10 Aeolian Company, Op. 969 (1907) – Second Floor
II/13 Aeolian Company, Op. 928 (1902) – Recital Chamber
II/44 Aeolian Company, Op. 922 (1902) – Aeolian Hall
18 West 23rd Street
• II/11 Aeolian Company, Op. 728 (1894)



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Concert Hall located at 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street:

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1604 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 43 stops, 28 ranks


This organ was sold to First Baptist Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and installed there in 1936-37.
 
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, expressive (5" wind pressure)
8
  Diapason [out of box]
61
8
  Flute P
73
8
  Diapason
73
8
  Flute Vibrato
73
8
  String F
73
4
  Flute
73
8
  String P
73
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Dulciana Vibrato
73
8
  Clarinet [free reed]
61
8
  Flute F
73
8
  Trumpet
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive (5" wind pressure)
8
  Diapason
73
    String P Mixture [3 ranks]
183
8
  String F Vibrato
73
16
  Flute P [unit]
97
8
  String F
73
8
  Flute
8
  String P Vibrato
73
4
  Flute
8
  String P [unit]
85
8
  Cornopean
61
4
  String
8
  Oboe
61
2
  String
8
  Vox Humana
61
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes (derived from Great)
8
  Diapason
GT
8
  Flute P
GT
8
  String F
GT
8
  Flute Vibrato
GT
8
  String P
GT
4
  Flute
GT
8
  Dulciana Vibrato
GT
2
  Piccolo
GT
8
  Flute F
GT
8
  Clarinet
GT
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Flute F
44
16
  Trumpet
32
16
  Flute P
44
8
  Flute [ext. Flute F]
16
  Flute P
SW
8
  Dolce Flute [ext. Flute P]
16
  String
32
       
               
Percussion Instruments (Playable from Great, Swell and Choir keyboards)
   
Harp (F and P)
61 notes
       
    Harp (high)
     
   
Chimes
20 notes
     
             
Pine Room located on 14th Floor at 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1603 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 28 stops, 9 ranks


This organ was installed in the "Pine Room," one of two organ showrooms on the 14th Floor. It could be played from a two-manual console, and with Aeolian Duo Art (Automatic) Records, and Aeolian Solo (Semi-Automatic) Music Rolls. Pipes were enclosed in three divisions, each having individual expression. On Dec. 27, 1928, the organ was purchased by Mr. Henry C. Priester of Davenport, Iowa, for the sum of $12,898. The Aeolian Company contract included the addition of an Oboe, Harp and Chimes.
 
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive (5" wind pressure)
8
  Diapason
61
8
  String P Vibrato
73
8
  Flute P [unit]
85
4
  String (high)
SW
4
  Flute (high) [from Flute P]
8
  Oboe Viole (Syn.)
2
  Flageolet [from Flute P]
8
  Vox Humana *
61
8
  String F
73
8
  Clarinet +
61
8
  String P
SW
8
  Flute F +
73
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
8
  Flute P
4
  String (high) [from String P]
4
  Flute (high)
2
  String Dulcetto [from String P]
8
  String F
2 2/3
  String Aeriole [from String P]
8
  String P Vibrato
8
  Oboe Viole
16
  String (deep) [TC] [fr. String P]
8
  Vox Humana *
GT
8
  String P
85
8
  Clarinet +
GT
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Flute F (deep)
44
8
  Flute F [from 16']
16
  Flute P (deep) (lo-pressure)
8
  Diapason
GT
               
           
* in Vox Humana box
           
* in Expression I box
             
Spanish Room located at 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street:

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1602 (1926)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 52 stops, 36 ranks
Duo-Art Player


The Aeolian organ in the Spanish Room was designed for use in demonstration, recording and radio broadcasts. Large plate glass windows were installed in the Great, Swell, and Solo divisions, as well as the chests, and all visible parts were finished to be especially attractive to the viewers. Alterations to the organ took place in January 1928 when wind pressures were changed, several ranks were swapped or replaced, and five couplers added. Very little is known about the Duo-Art recording process, as all automatic instrument companies kept their information secret.
 
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed (4½" pressure)
8
  Diapason
73
2
  Flute (high) [from 8']
8
  String F
73
8
  Clarinet [free reed]
73
8
  Dulciana Vibrato
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  String P
73
  Tremolo  
8
  Flute F
73
 
Chimes
20 tubes
8
  Flute Español [unit]
97
 
Harp
61 tones
4
  Flute (high) [from 8']
4
  Celesta [from Harp]
2 2/3
  Flute (high) [from 8']
     
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed (4½" pressure)
16
  Flute (deep)
73
2 2/3
  Aeriola [from 8' String P]
16
  String (deep) [TC]
2
  Dulcetto [from 8' String P]
8
  Diapason
73
    String Mixture V ranks
281
8
  String F
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  String F Vibrato
73
8
  Vox Humana
73
8
  String P [unit]
97
    Tremolo  
8
  String P Vibrato
73
    Chimes  
8
  Flute P
73
    Harp  
8
  Flute P Vibrato
73
    Celesta  
4
  String (high) [from 8' String P]
       
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes (compounded from Great Organ)
8
  Diapason
2
  Flute (high)
8
  String F
8
  Clarinet
8
  Dulciana Vibrato
8
  Trumpet
8
  String P
  Tremolo
8
  Flute F
 
Chimes
8
  Flute Español
 
Harp
4
  Flute (high)
4
  Celesta [from Harp]
2 2/3
  Flute (high)
     
               
Solo Organ (Playable from Manuals I, II and III) – 61 notes, enclosed (8" pressure)
8
  Flute F
73
8
  English Horn
73
8
  String F
73
8
  Tuba
73
8
  String F Vibrato
73
    Tremolo  
8
  French Horn
73
       
               
Echo Organ (Playable from Manuals I, II and III) – 61 notes, enclosed (4" pressure)
8
  Flute P
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
8
  String P
61
    Tremolo  
8
  String P Vibrato
61
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes (4½" pressure)
16
  Flute F (deep)
44
8
  Flute 8 [from Flute F]
16
  Flute P (deep)
SW
16
  Bassoon
32
16
  String (deep)
32
    Chimes
GT
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4', Release
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Choir 4'
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'   Echo 16', 4'
    Swell to Choir    
         
Accessories
    Great-Choir Expression   Tonal Pedal
    Swell Expression   Sforzando Pedal
    Solo-Echo Expression    
             
The French Room located at 29 West 42nd Street

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1310 (1914)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 21 stops, 11 ranks


The Aeolian organ in the "French Room" was shipped from the factory on Oct. 28, 1914. It was sold (Oct. 20, 1916) for $8,000 to the portrait artist Ben Ali Haggin and installed in his residence on Madison Avenue at 73rd Street in New York City. At an unknown time, William Braden acquired the residence and organ.
 
Manual I – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Diapason
61
4
  Flute (high)
61
8
  String F
61
8
  Oboe
61
8
  String P
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
8
  String PP
61
8
  Trumpet
61
8
  Flute F
61
    Tremolo  
8
  Flute P
61
       
               
Manual II – 61 notes (Compounded from Manual I, upon the Aeolian Compound WIndchest System.)
8
  Diapason
4
  Flute (high)
8
  String F
8
  Oboe
8
  String P
8
  Vox Humana
8
  String PP
8
  Trumpet
8
  Flute F
    Tremolo  
8
  Flute P
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Flute (deep)
30
       
               
Couplers
    Manual II to Manual I 8', 4'   Manual II to Pedal
    Manual II 16', 4', Unison Release   Manual I to Pedal
    Manual I 16', 4', Unison Release    
         
Combination Pistons
    Manual I and II: Forte, Mezzo, Piano, Release
               
Accessories
    Tonal Pedal          
    Expression Pedal          
             
Colonial Room located at 29 West 42nd Street

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1219 – as revised (1921 & 1923)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 68 stops, 63 ranks


In 1921, the Opus 1219 organ was considerably enlarged and updated, and a new three-manual console was provided.
 
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Diapason
73
8
  Flute P
73
8
  String F
73
8
  Flute MF Vibrato
73
8
  String P
73
4
  Flute (high)
73
8
  String PP
73
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Dulciana MF Vibrato
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  Flute F
73
8
  Clarinet [free reeds]
73
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Diapason MF
73
16
  Flute (deep)
73
8
  String F
73
8
  Flute P
73
8
  String F Vibrato
73
4
  Flute (high)
73
8
  String P
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  String P Vibrato [TC]
49
8
  Oboe
73
8
  String PP
73
8
  Vox Humana
73
    String P (mixture) (5 ranks)
305
       
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes (Compounded from Great Organ)
8
  Diapason
8
  Flute P
8
  String F
8
  Flute MF Vibrato
8
  String P
4
  Flute (high)
8
  String PP
2
  Piccolo
8
  Dulciana MF Vibrato
8
  Trumpet
8
  Flute F
8
  Clarinet [free reeds]
               
Solo Organ (Playable from Manuals I, II and III) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Diapason
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  String
73
8
  English Horn *
73
8
  String Vibrato
73
8
  Saxophone *
73
4
  Flute
73
   
* added 1923
               
Antiphonal Organ (Playable from Manuals I, II and III) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  Diapason
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  String F Vibrato
73
8
  Vox Humana
73
8
  String MF
73
8
  Dulciana P
prep
8
  String P Vibrato
73
8
  Dulciana P Vibrato
prep
8
  String P (mixture) [5 ranks]
305
8
  Dulciana MF
prep
8
  String PP
73
8
  Dulciana MF Vibrato
prep
8
  Flute F
73
8
  Flute Vibrato
prep
8
  Flute P
73
8
  Flute Quintadena
prep
4
  Flute (high)
73
8
  French Horn
prep
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  English Horn
prep
8
  Clarinet
73
       
               
Echo Organ (playable from either Manual I or II) – 61 notes, expressive
8
  String P
73
8
  Flute
73
8
  String P Vibrato
73
8
  Vox Humana
73
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  String (deep)
30
16
  Bassoon (deep)
30
16
  Flute F (deep)
30
16
  Antiphonal Flute F (deep)
30
16
  Flute P (deep)
30
16
  Antiphonal Flute P (deep)
30
8
  Flute [ext. Flute F]
12
       
               
Percussion Instruments (playable from either Manual I or II)
    Harp – 61 notes, unexpressive      
    Chimes – 20 notes, P and F pistons      
               
Couplers
    Manual I to Manual II   Manual III Octave to Manual II
    Manual I Sub to Manual II   Manual III Sub to Manual II
    Manual I Octave   Manual III Octave
    Manual I Sub   Manual III Sub
    Manual I to Pedal   Manual III to Pedal
    Manual II Octave   Manual III Octave to Pedal
    Manual II Sub   Antiphonal Octave *
    Manual II to Pedal   Antiphonal Sub *
    Manual II Octave to Pedal   Echo Octave *
    Manual III to Manual I   Echo Sub *
    Manual III to Manual II
* effective when used with Manual Unison Couplers
               
Combination Pistons
    Six Adjustable Tutti Combination Pistons and Release, effective on all sounding stops and Percussion Instruments in Main, Solo, Antiphonal and Echo Organs.
               
Accessories
    Sforzando (Reversible Pedal, "not hook")   Small stop knobs:
    Tonal Pedal   Great Silent
    Great-Choir Expression Pedal   Choir Silent
    Swell Expression Pedal   Swell Silent
    Solo Expression Pedal   Solo Silent
    Anitphonal Expression Pedal   Antiphonal Silent
    Echo Expression Pedal   Pedal Silent
    Great Tremolo    
    Choir Tremolo (extra tablet)   Revsible pedals:
    Swell Tremolo   Manual I to Pedal
    Solo Tremolo   Manual II to Pedal
    Antiphonal Tremolo   Manual III to Pedal
    Echo Tremolo    
               
Organ Cut-Outs
   
Solo Only )
Antiphonal Only ) Makes Music-rolls "Unison" and cuts out Stops
Main Organ Only ) and Couplers of all other Departments
All Organ On )
               
Aeolienne
   
Normal )
Reverse ) 116-note Music
Unison )
  Aeolian Tempo
      Aeolian Reroll
      Aeolian Ventil
        Choir Upper–Lower
             
Colonial Room located at 29 West 42nd Street

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1219 (1912); enl. (1916)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 54 stops, 37 ranks


The original contract, dated April 26, 1912, was for a two-manual organ having 32 ranks. (Rollin states 30.) In 1916, a Solo organ of five stops was added.

In 1921, the organ was completely revised with a new three-manual console that controlled Great, Swell, Choir, Solo, Antiphonal and Pedal Organs. See the above entry for the revised specification.
 
Manual I – 61 notes, expressive (4-3/8" wind pressure)
    Expression I       Expression II  
8
  Diapason F
73
16
  Flute (deep)
73
8
  Diapason (Horn) MF
73
8
  String F
73
8
  String P
73
8
  String Vibrato F
73
8
  Flute F
73
8
  String P
73
8
  Flute (Quintadena)
73
8
  String Vibrato P
73
4
  Flute (high)
73
8
  String PP
73
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Flute P
73
8
  Trumpet
73
    String (mixture) P (5 ranks)
305
8
  Clarinet [free reed]
73
8
  Oboe
73
    Tremolo  
8
  Vox Humana
73
            Tremolo  
               
Manuals II – 61 notes (Compounded from Manual One)
    Expression I       Expression II  
8
  Diapason F  
16
  Flute (deep)  
8
  Diapason (Horn) MF  
8
  String F  
8
  String P  
8
  String F Vibrato  
8
  Flute F  
8
  String P  
8
  Flute (Quintadena)  
8
  String P Vibrato  
4
  Flute (high)  
8
  String PP  
2
  Piccolo  
8
  Flute P  
8
  Trumpet       String (mixture) P (5 ranks)  
8
  Clarinet [free reed]  
8
  Oboe  
    Tremolo  
8
  Vox Humana  
            Tremolo  
               
Echo Organ (playable from either Manual I or II) – 61 notes, expressive (3-1/2" wind pressure)
8
  Flute P
73
8
  Vox Humana
73
8
  String P Vibrato
73
    Tremolo  
8
  String P
73
       
               
Solo Organ (playable from either Manual I or II) – 61 notes, expressive (8" wind pressure)
8
  Diapason
73
8
  String F Vibrato
73
8
  Flute
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  String F
73
    Tremolo  
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Flute (deep) F
30
8
  Flute
30
16
  Flute (deep) P
30
16
  Bassoon (deep)
30
16
  String (deep)
30
       
               
Percussion Instruments (playable from either Manual I or II)
    Harp – 61 notes, unexpressive      
    Chimes – 20 notes, P and F control      
               
Couplers
    Manual II to Manual I   Manual I Octaves
    Manual II to Manual I Octaves   Manual I Sub Octaves
    Manual II Octaves   Manual I Unison Release
    Manual II Sub Octaves   Manual I to Pedal
    Manual II to Pedal   Echo to Manual I [piston]
    Manual II Unison Release   Echo to Manual II [piston]
               
Combination Pistons
    Manual I Forte   Manual II Forte
    Manual I Mezzo Forte   Manual II Mezzo Forte
    Manual I Mezzo   Manual II Mezzo
    Manual I Piano   Manual II Piano
    Manual I Release   Manual II Release
               
Accessories
    Tonal Pedal   Manual I to Pedal Reversible
    Sforzando Pedal   Manual II to Pedal Reversible
               
Aeolienne
   
Normal )
Reverse ) 116-note Music
Unison )
  Pedal without Manual I
      Aeolian Ventil
      Aeolian Tempo
    Pedal Augment   Aeolian Reroll
               
  Aeolian Organ, Op. 1212 (1912) in Aeolian Hall (42nd Street) - New York City
Aeolian Hall located at 29 West 42nd Street

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1212 (1912)
Electro-pneumatic action
4 manuals, 73 stops, 78 ranks


The Diapason (Dec. 1, 1912): It is played from a movable console. The great, swell, choir, solo and pedal divisions are at the rear of the large stage; the echo organ is over the center of the auditorium ceiling. A separate Aeolian console is provided, which also permits playing the entire organ with music rolls. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 1,352.

This organ was sold to Elks Lodge #22, Brooklyn (1927).
 
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, expressive (controlled by Red Tablets)
16
  Diapason *
61
8
  Flute F
61
8
  Diapason FF *
61
8
  Flute
61
8
  Diapason F
61
8
  Flute
61
4
  Diapason
61
16
  Trumpet
61
2 2/3
  Diapason
61
8
  Trumpet F
61
2
  Diapason
61
8
  Trumpet P
61
    Diapason Mixture [4 ranks]
244
4
  Trumpet
61
8
  String F
61
    Tremolo [white tablet]  
8
  String MF
61
       
8
  String P
61
   
* unenclosed
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, expressive (controlled by Green Tablets)
16
  Diapason
73
8
  Flute P
73
8
  String F
73
4
  Flute
73
8
  String F Vibrato [TC]
61
2
  Flageolet
73
8
  String MF
73
16
  Basson
73
8
  String P
73
8
  Trumpet F
73
8
  String P Vibrato [TC]
61
8
  Oboe F
73
8
  String PP
73
8
  Oboe P [Orchestral]
73
4
  String
73
8
  Vox Humana F
73
    String Mixture [5 ranks]
305
8
  Vox Humana P
73
16
  Flute
73
    Tremolo [white tablet]  
8
  Flute F
73
       
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, expressive (controlled by Blue Tablets)
8
  Diapason F
73
4
  Flute
73
16
  String
73
2
  Piccolo
73
8
  String F
73
8
  Clarinet
73
8
  String P
73
8
  Oboe [Orchestral]
73
8
  Flute F
73
   
Harp
61 notes
8
  Flute P
73
   
Tremolo [white tablet]
8
  Flute [Quintadena]
73
       
               
Solo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, expressive (controlled by Yellow Tablets, Right Side)
8
  Diapason
73
8
  Trumpet
73
8
  String
73
8
  Clarinet
73
8
  Flute
73
8
  Saxophone
73
4
  Flute [Doppel]
73
   
Chimes [A-E]
20 notes
2
  Piccolo
73
   
Tremolo [white tablet]
               
Echo Organ (Manual IV) – 61 notes, expressive (controlled by Yellow Tablets, Left Side)
Located over center of Auditorium ceiling and played from Solo Manual
8
  String P
73
    Vox Humana
73
8
  String P Vibrato [TC]
61
   
Tower Bells
20 notes
8
  String PP
73
   
Echo Harp
61 notes
8
  Flute
73
   
Echo Tremolo [white tablet]
8
  Flute [Quintadena]
73
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes (controlled by Brown Tablets)
32
  Diapason [open pipes]
32
8
  Flute
32
16
  Diapason
32
16
  Trumpet F
32
16
  String F
32
16
  Bassoon P
SW
16
  String P
32
16
  Echo Flute **
32
8
  String F
32
    Chimes
SO
16
  Flute F
32
     
16
  Flute P
SW
   
** Main Pedal and Couplers silent
               
Couplers (Tablets over Solo Manual)
All Couplers are colored and correspond with the Manual and Pedal departments affected.
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Solo to Choir 8'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Solo to Swell 8'
    Choir to Pedal 8', 4'   Echo to Swell 8'
    Solo-Echo to Pedal 8', 4'   Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4'
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'   Choir 16', 4'
    Solo to Great 8', 4'   Solo-Echo 16', 4'
    Swell to Choir 8'   Echo on: Solo off [with Echo Tablets]
               
Adjustable Combination Pistons [with electric-light indicator]
Located under respective Manuals
   
Great: Five and Release )
Swell: Five and Release ) with appropriate Pedal tone
Choir: Four and Release )
Solo: Three and Release )
General Release  
               
Adjustable Combination Foot Pistons [with electric-light indicator]
Operating on all Manual and Pedal stops and Couplers
    Tutti I    
    Tutti II    
    Tutti III    
    Tutti IV    
    Tutti Release    
               
Accessories
    Pedals   Stopknobs
    Sforzando [Hook Pedal]   Great Silent
    Grand Tonal [Crescendo Pedal]   Choir Silent
    Swell Organ Tonal   Solo Silent
         [affecting only Swell and Pedal-tones]    
    Great and Choir Expression   Loud Pedal Release
    Swell Expression        [located with Pedal Tablets]
    Solo-Echo Expression    
       
Tremolos [White Tablets]
    Foot Pistons   [located with their corresp. departments]
    Great to Pedal Reversible   Great Tremolo
    Swell to Pedal Reversible   Swell Tremolo
    Choir to Pedal Reversible   Choir Tremolo
    Solo to Pedal Reversible   Solo Tremolo
    Swell to Great and Swell to Pedal   Echo Tremolo
        [This Piston puts on these Couplers and takes off all others]
               
Aeolienne Console
               
Couplers and Ventils
   
Normal: ( Upper Holes – Swell
( Lower Holes – Great, Choir & Pedal
   
      Solo Upper Holes
   
Reverse: (above reversed)
  Solo Lower Holes
   
Unison: Great, Swell, Choir & Pedal
  Echo Upper Holes
    58-note Music   Echo Lower Holes
    Aeolian Ventil   Great Octave
    Aeolian Tempo   Great Sub
    Aeolian Reroll   Swell Octave
    Great Organ Silent   Swell Sub
    Swell Organ Silent   Choir Octave
    Choir Organ Silent   Choir Sub
    Solo Organ Silent   Solo-Echo Octave
    Pedal Organ Silent   Solo-Echo Sub
         
Combination Pistons [with electric-light indicator]
   
Great: Four and Release [P–M–MF–F–0] )
Swell: Four and Release ) with appropriate Pedal tone
Choir: Three and Release [P–M–F–0] )
Solo: Three and Release )
General Release  
         
Pedals
    Sforzando [Hook Pedal]   Swell Expression
    Tonal [Crescendo Pedal]   Solo-Echo Expression
    Great and Choir Expression    
         
Tremolos
    Great   Solo
    Swell   Echo
    Choir    
         
Percussion Instruments
    The Chimes and Grand Harp, Nos. 58 & 49, play with either the Great or Swell Organs.
    The Tower Bells and Echo Harp play only with the Echo Organ.
             
Organ on Second Floor at 362 Fifth Avenue

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1200 (1911)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 19 stops, 10 ranks
 
Manual I – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Diapason
61
8
  Flauto P
61
8
  String F
61
4
  Flute
61
8
  String P
61
8
  Clarinet
61
8
  String PP
61
8
  Trumpet
61
8
  Flauto F
61

 

  Tremolo  
         
Manual II – 61 notes, enclosed [duplication of Manuale I]
8
  Diapason
8
  Flauto P
8
  String F
4
  Flute
8
  String P
8
  Clarinet
8
  String PP
8
  Trumpet
8
  Flauto F
    Tremolo  
         
Pedale – 30 notes
16
  Flute (deep)
30
     
               
Couplers
    Manual II to Manual I 8', 4'   Manual II to Pedal
    Manual II 16', 4', Unison Release   Manual I to Pedal
    Manual I 16', 4', Unison Release    
               
Aeolinene
    Aeolian "Normal" Coupler ) 116-note  
    Manual II Solo, Manuale I Accomp. )  
    Aeolian "Reverse" Coupler )  
    Manual I Solo, Manuale II Accomp. )  
    Manual I to Aeolian (58-note)      
    Manual II to Aeolian (58-note)      
    Pedal to Aeolian      
    Aeolian Ventil      
    Aeolian Tempo      
    Aeolian Reroll      
               
Combination Pistons
    Manual I : Piano, Mezzo, Forte, Release
    Manual II : Piano, Mezzo, Forte, Release
               
Accessories
    Tremolo          
    Tonal Pedal          
    Expression Pedal
             
Organ in Recital Chamber, Fifth Floor, Aeolian Hall at 362 Fifth Avenue:

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 1049 (1907)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 17 stops, 17 ranks
Aeoline Player


This organ was a rebuild of Op. 928 (1902) that had been revised with Italian nomenclature in 1905 and sold to Mr. J.B. Russell for his New York City residence. In November 1907, Op. 928 was rebuilt as Op. 1049 (with English nomenclature) and reinstalled in the fifth floor Recital Chamber of Aeolian Hall. In March 1912, Op. 1049 was sold to Henry D. Walbridge for installation in his New York City residence. Mr. Walbridge's son, Anton E. Walbridge, acquired the organ in 1926 for his residence in Rosyln, N.Y. Aeolian added four ranks, a new console with Duo-Art player, and furnished and connected a grand piano to the organ. Two years later, in 1928, Aeolian added nine new ranks to the Echo to create an Echo-Antiphonal division.
               
Manual I – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Diapason
61
8
  Flute
61
8
  String F
61
8
  Clarinet
61
8
  String P
61
8
  Trumpet
61
               
Manual II – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  String F
61
8
  Flute
61
8
  String P
61
4
  Flute (high)
61
8
  String P Vibrato [TC]
49
8
  Oboe
61
8
  String PP
61
       
       

 

     
Echo Organ – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  String PP
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
8
  Flute P
61
       
         
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Flute (deep)
30
       
               
Percussion
   
Harp
61 notes
    (with Main Organ)  
   
Chimes
20 notes
    (with Echo Organ)  
               
Couplers
    Manual I to Pedal   Manual I 16', 4', Unison Release
    Manual II to Pedal   Echo to Manual I
    Manual II to Manual I 8', 4'   Echo to Manual II
    Manual II 16', 4', Unison Release    
               
Combination Pistons
   
Manual I Forte, Mezzo, Piano, Release
Manual II Forte, Mezzo, Piano, Release
               
Aeolienne
   
Normal
}
 
Reverse
}
Aeolienne Control, 116-note Music
Unison
}
 
  Pedal Release
      Aeolian Tempo
      Aeolian Ventil
    Control, 58-note music   Aeolian Reroll
               
Accessories
    Tremolo    
    Tonal Pedal    
    Expression Pedal    
             
Organ on Second Floor at 362 Fifth Avenue

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 969 (1907)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 19 stops, 10 ranks


This organ was installed on the Second Floor. When the organ was sold in 1911 to Mr. Roy E. Sturtevant of Lake Forest, Illinois, the stop tablets were "corrected" to the Aeolian standard style (String F, Flute High, etc.).
 
Manuale I – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Principale Grande
61
8
  Flauto Lontano
61
8
  Viola Pomposa
61
4
  Flauto Minore
61
8
  Violino Primo
61
8
  Oboe di Caccia
61
8
  Violino Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Corno d'amore
61
8
  Violino Sordino
61

 

     

 

 

 

   
Manuale II – 61 notes, enclosed (duplication of Manuale I)
8
  Principale Grande
8
  Flauto Lontano
8
  Viola Pomposa
4
  Flauto Minore
8
  Violino Primo
8
  Oboe di Caccia
8
  Violino Celeste [TC]
8
  Corno d'amore
8
  Violino Sordino
       
         
Pedale – 30 notes
16
  Contra Basso
30
     
               
Couplers
    Manuale II to Manuale I 8', 4'   Manuale II to Pedale
    Manuale II 16', 4', Unison Release   Manuale I to Pedale
    Manuale I 16', 4', Unison Release    
               
Aeolinene
    Aeolian "Normal" Coupler ) 116-note  
    Manuale II Solo, Manuale I Accomp. )  
    Aeolian "Reverse" Coupler )  
    Manuale I Solo, Manuale II Accomp. )  
    Manuale I to Aeolian (58-note)      
    Manuale II to Aeolian (58-note)      
    Pedale to Aeolian      
    Aeolian Ventil      
    Aeolian Tempo      
    Aeolian Reroll      
               
Combination Pistons
    Manuale I : Piano, Mezzo, Forte, Release
    Manuale II : Piano, Mezzo, Forte, Release
               
Accessories
    Tremolo          
    Tonal Pedal          
    Expression Pedal
             
Organ in Recital Chamber, Fifth Floor, Aeolian Hall at 362 Fifth Avenue:

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 928 (1902)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 13 stops, 13 ranks

The Aeolian Company's opus 928 was originally an exhibition organ installed in 1902 on the fifth floor of Aeolian Hall at 362 Fifth Avenue. On March 23, 1905, this organ was sold to J. B. Russell of New York City for $8,500. At that time, the organ had been revised with Italian nomenclature, and included console preparations for an "Arpa Grande" and a "Voce Umana" stop. Four days later, on March 27th, Mr. Russell agreed to purchase the Arpa Grande ($1,500) and Voce Umana ($500). Specifications of this organ have not yet been located.

In 1907 this organ was rebuilt as opus 1049 (with English nomenclature) and apparently reinstalled in the fifth floor Recital Chamber of Aeolian Hall. It was sold in 1912 to Henry D. Walbridge and installed in his New York City residence. In 1926, Aeolian was contracted to move the organ to the residence of A.E. Walbright, Roslyn, L.I. At that time, four ranks were added, a new console with Duo-Art player was installled, and a grand piano was furnished and connected.
               
Manuael I – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Principale Grande
61
8
  Flauto Primo
61
8
  Viola Pomposa
61
8
  Corno di Bassetto
61
8
  Viol d'Amore
61
    Arpa Grande  
               
Manual II – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Violino Primo
61
8
  Flauto Minore
61
8
  Voce Angelica [TC]
49
8
  Oboe di Caccia
61
8
  Viol Sordino
61
8
  Voce Umana (in sep. box)
61
8
  Flauto Lontano
61
    Tremolo  
               
Pedale Organ – 30 notes
16
  Contra Basso
30
       
               
Percussion
   
Harp
61 notes
    (with Main Organ)  
   
Chimes
20 notes
    (with Echo Organ)  
               
Couplers
    Manuale II to Manuale I   Manuale II to Pedale
    Manuale II to Manuale I Ottava   Manuale I to Pedale
               
Aeolienne
    Aeolian "Normal" Coupler   } 116 note music   Aeolian Tempo
    Aeolian "Reverse" Coupler }   Manuale I to Aeolian  }
    Aeolian Ventil   Manuale II to Aeolian } 58 note music
    Aeolian Reroll   Pedale to Aeolian      }
               
Combination Pistons
    Three Combination Pistons affecting Manual I & Pedals
    Three Combination Pistons affecting Manual II & Pedals
         
Accessories
    Tremolo   Manuale I Balanced Swell Pedal
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal   Manuale II Balanced Swell Pedal
               
  Aeolian Organ, Op. 922 (1902) in Aeolian Hall (362 Fifth Avenue) - New York City
Organ in Aeolian Hall located at 362 Fifth Avenue

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 922 (1902)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 41 stops, 44 ranks


According to The Aeolian Pipe Organ and Its Music by Rollin Smith, this organ had a 'complete console on auditorium floor (Great side), Aeolian console on stage, and duplicate Aeolian console on balcony.' This organ was the first built by Aeolian to include Harp and Chimes.
 
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed (3½" pressure) (Ebony, right hand)
16
  Principale Grande
61
4
  Flauto Ottava
61
8
  Corno di Caccia
61
2
  Flauto Piccolo
61
8
  Violetta Marina
61
16
  Fagottone
61
8
  Viola Pomposa
61
8
  Trombetta
61
8
  Flauto Primo
61
8
  Corno di Bassetto
61
4
  Flauto Traverso
61
8
  Saxophone
61
4
  Ottava
61
   
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed (3" pressure) (Ebony, left hand)
16
  Bardone
61
2
  Flageoletto
61
8
  Violoncello
61
  Seraphieno [4 ranks]
244
8
  Violino Primo
61
8
  Baritono
61
8
  Viola d'Amore
61
8
  Oboe di Caccia
61
8
  Quintatoni
61
8
  Voce Umana
61
8
  Voce Angelica [TC]
49
  Campanetta [Chimes]
8
  Flauto Lontano
61
  Piano [Harp?]
4
  Flauto Minore
61
   
               
Echo Organ – 61 notes, enclosed? (Rosewood, right hand)
16
  Contra Basso
61
8
  Flauto Lontano
61
8
  Viola Pomposa
61
4
  Flauto Minore
61
8
  Violino Primo
61
8
  Oboe di Caccia
61
8
  Viola d'Amore
61
8
  Voce Umana
61
8
  Voce Angelica [TC]
49
   
               
Pedale Organ – 30 notes (3½" pressure) (Tulip, left hand)
16
  Basso Profundo
30
8
  Viola Pomposa
30
16
  Contre Basso
30
8
  Violoncello
30
16
  Basso Dolcino
30
8
  Flauto Grande
30
               
Couplers
    Manual I to Manual II   Manual II to Pedale
    Manual I to Manual II Octave   Echo to Pedale
    Manual I to Pedale    
               
Combination Pistons
   
Manual I Piano – Mezzo – Mezzo Forte – Forte – Off [Release]
Manual II Piano – Mezzo – Mezzo Forte – Forte – Off [Release]
         
Accessories
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Swell Tremolo
    Balanced Great Pedal   Echo Tremolo
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal   Aeolian Tempo
    Manual I to Pedale Reversible Pedal   Aeoliane Reroll
             
Organ at Aeolian Hall located at 18 West 23rd Street:

Aeolian Company
New York City – Opus 728 (1894)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 11 ranks


The first organ to have the Aeolian Company nameplate was built in 1894. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
               
Sources:
     "Aeolian Hall Home of Immense Organ," The Diapason (Dec. 1, 1912). Specification of Aeolian Organ, Op. 1212 (1912). Courtesy Jonathan Bowen.
     "Aeolian Hall Opening," The New York Times (Oct. 13, 1912).
     Healey, Thomas. Electronic correspondence about Aeolian Organ, Op. 1604 (1927).
     Smith, Rollin. The Aeolian Pipe Organ and its Music. Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 1998. 
     Stern, Robert A.M., Thomas Mellins, and David Fishman. New York 1880: Architecture and Urbanism in the Gilden Age. New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc., 1999.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (undated) of Aeolian Organ, Op. 922.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Oct. 14, 1911) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 969.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (May 11, 1912) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 1212.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Apr. 26, 1912), Additions (May 4, 1916) and Rebuild (Sept. 8, 1921) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 1219.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Oct. 20, 1916) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 1310.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Feb. 6, 1926) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 1602.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Aug. 6, 1928) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 1603.
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification (Aug. 6, 1928) of Aeolian Company organ, Op. 1604.

Illustrations:
     Smith, Rollin. The Aeolian Pipe Organ and its Music. Various, used with permission.