Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City (photo: Steven E. Lawson)
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Brick Presbyterian Church

Park Avenue at 91st Street
New York, N.Y. 10128
http://www.brickchurch.org

Chapel of the Reformed Faith

Organ Specifications:
II/26 Guilbault-Thérien, Op. 42 (1996)
II/30 Weiss & Turney (c.196-)
II/12 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 8568 (1953)

See also organs in the church

The Chapel of the Reformed Faith, designed by Adams & Woodbridge and constructed in 1952, is located adjacent to and directly north of the Sanctuary. Pews are arranged in the collegiate style, and there is a small gallery at the rear.
           
  Guilbault-Thérien Organ, Op. 42 (1996) in Chapel of Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City (photo: Guilbault-Thérien, Inc.)
   
  Guilbault-Thérien Organ, Op. 42 (1996) in Chapel of Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City (photo: Keith S. Toth)
Guilbault-Thérien, Inc.
St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada – Opus 42 (1996)
Mechanical key action
Electrical stop action
2 manuals,19 stops, 26 ranks






The organ in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith was built in 1996 by Guilbault-Thérien of St. Hyacinthe, Québec. Located in the rear gallery, the organ is fully encased and has an attached keydesk. Although the organ has mechanical key action, the stops are electrically controlled and are equipped with a solid state combination action.

In August 2012 the voicing of this organ was thoroughly revised by master voicer Jean-Sébastien Dufour of Les Ateliers Guilbault, Bellavance, Carignan in collaboration with Keith S. Tóth. The organ's voicing, originally reflecting voicing techniques of the mid-19th century, is now more reflective of Cavaillé-Coll's later 19th century instruments in the symphonic style.
               
Grand-Orgue(Manual I) – 58 notes
16
  Bourdon
58
4
  Prestant
58
8
  Montre
58
2
  Doublette
58
8
  Flûte harmonique
58
 
  Plein Jeu III-IV rangs  
8
  Salicional
58
 
  Récit au Grand-Orgue
       
 
     
Récit expressif (Manual II) – 58 notes [C-a3]
8
  Cor de nuit
58
 
  Cornet V rangs [f -d3]
170
8
  Viole de gambe
58
8
  Basson-hautbois
58
8
  Voix céleste [C–a3]
58
8
  Trompette 
58
4
  Flûte octaviante
58
 
  Trémolo
2
  Octavin
58
 
     
               
Pédale – 30 notes
16
  Soubasse
30
    Grand-Orgue à la Pédale
8
  Violoncelle
30
    Récit à la Pédale
8
  Bourdon
30
       
16
  Basson
30
       
             
Accessories
10 general combinations (thumb pistons and toe spoons) 
Sequencer (thumb pistons and toe spoons for "next" and "previous")
Appel des anches (toe spoon) 
Grand jeu (toe spoon)
Effect d'orage (toe spoon that, when depressed, gradually adds notes C through g of the enagaged Pédale stops)
               
Guilbault-Thérien Organ, Op. 42 (1996) in Chapel of Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City (photo: Keith S. Toth)
 
Guilbault-Thérien Organ, Op. 42 (1996) in Chapel of Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City (photo: Steven E. Lawson)
           
  Weiss & Turney organ (c.1960) in the Chapel of Brick Presbyterian Church - New York City
Weiss & Turney
Seaford, N.Y. (c.196-)
Electro-mechanical action
2 manuals, 37 stops, 30 ranks








Sometime in the 1960s, Weiss & Turney of Seaford, L.I., installed a new organ in the Brick Church Chapel. Weiss & Turney reused pipes from the previous 1953 M.P. Möller organ, and rebuilt existing windchests with electro-mechanical action. The organ was a memorial to Dr. Clarence Dickinson (1873-1969), who was Organist & Choirmaster at Brick Church from 1909-1960.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, partially enclosed with Swell
8
  Principal
61
4
  Octave
61
8
  Spitz Principal
61
4
  Koppelflöte [unit]
73
8
  Bourdon
61
2 2/3
  Quint [TC]
49
8
  Hohlflöte [ext. SW]
12
2
  Waldflöte
8
  Gemshorn
61
1 3/5
  Terz [TC]
49
8
  Gemshorn Celeste [TC]
49
    Mixture IV ranks
244
       
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Geigenprincipal
61
2
  Spillflöte
61
8
  Rohrflöte
61
    Mixture IV ranks
242
8
  Viole
61
16
  Bassoon
61
8
  Viole Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Oboe
61
8
  Kleine Erzähler II ranks
99
8
  Vox Humana
61
4
  Geigenoctave
61
4
  Helletrompet
61
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Principal [unit]
56
8
  Gedeckt
SW
16
  Subbass [unit]
56
4
  Octave
16
  Stillgedeckt [ext. SW]
12
4
  Flöte
16
  Gemshorn [ext. GT]
12
16
  Fagotto
SW
8
  Principal
8
  Oboe
SW
8
  Bourdon
4
  Clarion
SW
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'       Great 16', Unison Off, 4'  
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'       Swell 16', Unison Off, 4'  
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
               
Adjustable Combinations (by setterboard)
   
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
General Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb & toe)
  General Cancel  
  Setter  
       
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal      
    Crescendo Pedal      
           
M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 8568 (1953)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 28 stops, 12 ranks


The original organ in the chapel was built by M.P. Möller, who also provided the organ case for this gallery installation. A detached two-manual all-electric console with tilting tablets controlled the organ that was totally enclosed. Wind pressure for the organ was set at 3½ inches.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Hohlflöte [unit]
85
2
  Gemshorn Fifteenth
8
  Gemshorn [unit]
85
1 3/5
  Gemshorn Seventeenth
8
  Gemshorn Celeste [TC]
61
    Tremolo  
4
  Octave
73
   
Chimes [Deagan "A"]
25 bells
4
  Flute
   
Great 16'
4
  Gemshorn
    Great Unison Off  
2 2/3
  Gemshorn Twelfth
    Great 4'  
       
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Geigen Principal [unit]
85
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Chimney Flute [unit]
85
8
  Trumpet [unit]
85
8
  Salicional [unit]
85
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Voix Celeste [TC]
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
4
  Octave Geigen
4
  Clarion
4
  Salicet
    Tremolo  
4
  Flute
    Swell 16'  
2 2/3
  Nazard
    Swell Unison Off  
2
  Flautino
    Swell 4'  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
44
8
  Gedeckt
SW
16
  Lieblichgedeckt [ext. SW]
12
5 1/3
  Quint
SW
8
  Bourdon
       
             
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'    
             
Adjustable Combinations
   
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Pedal to Manual Combs. On/Off
Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Pedal to Manual Combs. On/Off
Pedal Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (toe)  
General Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb & toe)  
  General Cancel (thumb)  
  Set (thumb)  
             
Reversibles
    Great to Pedal Reversible (thumb & toe)    
    Swell to Pedal Reversible (thumb & toe)    
    Sforzando (thumb & toe)      
             
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Great Expression Pedal    
    Balanced Swell Expression Pedal    
    Crescendo Pedal    
             
Accessories
    Expression Indicator light   Signal Light – Pulpit (white)
    Crescendo Indicator light   Signal Light – Narthex (white)
    Concave and Radiating Pedal Clavier   Signal Button – Narthex
    Organ Bench with Music Shelf    
           
Sources:
     Guilbault-Thérien, Inc. web site: http://www.ntic.qc.ca/~guil-the/
     Nelson, George. Specifications of Weiss & Turney Organ (c.1960).
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specifications for M.P. Möller organ, Op. 8568 (1953).

Illustrations:
     Guilbaut-Thérien, Inc. Case of Guilbault-Thérien Organ, Op. 42 (1996).
     Lawson, Steven E. Church exterior; chapel interior.
     Toth, Keith S. Case and keydesk of Guilbault-Thérien Organ, Op. 42 (1996).
     Toth, Keith S. Weiss & Turney organ (c.1960).