Temple Emanu-El - New York City

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Congregation Emanu-El
(Reform Judaism)

1 East 65th Street at Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10021
http://www.emanuelnyc.org/

Lowenstein Memorial Auditorium

Organ Specifications:
III/35 Sebastian M. Gluck, Op. 5 (2007)
III/35 M.P. Möller, Op. 9718 (1962)

See also the organs in the Sanctuary and Chapel.


The 1,000-seat Leon Lowenstein Memorial Auditorium at Temple Emanu-El is used for concerts and lectures, and serves as the summer sanctuary.
           
Sebastian M. Glück
New York City (2007)
Solid-state key and combination action
3 manuals, 50 registers, 29 stops, 35 ranks


After more than four decades of service, the 1962 Möller organ in Lowenstein Auditorium was rebuilt and revised in 2007 by Sebastian M. Glück of New York City. Several new ranks of pipes were added, and retained pipework was revoiced and redesigned for a warmer, fuller sound. A new solid-state key and combination action was provided, and the original three-manual drawknob console with ivory keyboards was upgraded.
               
Grand-Orgue (Manual II) – 61 notes, unenclosed (3-1/4" wind)
16
  Bourdon (ext. POS)
12
    Jeux empruntés  
8
  Montre
61
8
  Bourdon
POS
8
  Bois ouverte
61
8
  Voix angélique
POS
8
  Violon sourdine
61
8
  Voix mystique
POS
4
  Prestant
61
4
  Flûte
POS
2
  Doublette
61
8
  Hautbois
RÉC
  Plein jeu IV rangs
244
    Muet  
8
  Shofar [Eb, G, Bb, B, D, F]
6
       
    Tremblant          
               
Récit expressif (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed (4" wind)
8
  Viole de gambe
61
16
  Basson
73
8
  Voix céleste
61
8
  Trompette
61
8
  Flûte à cheminée
61
8
  Hautbois (fr. Basson)
4
  Prestant
61
    Tremblant  
4
  Flûte harmonique
61
    Récit 16'  
2
  Flûte à bec
61
    Récit 4'  
    Fourniture III rangs
183
    Muet  
       
8
  Trompette de fête
POS
               
Positif expressif (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed (4" and 6" wind)
8
  Violon sourdine
G-O
1 3/5
  Tierce
61
8
  Voix angélique
61
8
  Clarinette
61
8
  Voix mystique (TC)
49
    Tremblant
8
  Bourdon
61
    Positif 16'  
4
 
Prestant
preparation
    Positif 4'  
4
  Flûte
61
    Muet  
2 2/3
  Nazard
61
8
  Trompette de fête (6" w.p.)
61
2
  Quarte de nazard
61
       
               
Pédale – 32 notes, unenclosed (4" wind)
16
  Contre basse
56
4
  Quinzième (fr. 16' CB)
16
  Sous basse
56
4
  Cor de nuit (fr. 16' SB)
16
  Violoncelle sourdine (ext. G-O)
12
    Mixture II rangs
64
16
  Bourdon
G-O
32
  Aliquots graves IV rangs
derived
8
  Octave basse (fr. 16' CB)
16
  Hélicon
44
8
  Flûte (fr. 16' SB)
16
  Basson
RÉC
8
  Bourdon
POS
8
  Trombone (fr. 16' Hélicon)
8
  Violon sourdine
G-O
8
  Basson
RÉC
           
  The six-pipe Shofar of M.P. Möller Organ, Op. 9718 (1962) in Lowenstein Auditorium, Temple Emanu-El - New York City (photo: Gluck New York)
  Pipes of the Shofar stop
M. P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 9718 (1962)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 47 registers, 29 stops, 35 ranks





The Fox Memorial organ in Lowenstein Auditorium was built in 1962 by the M.P. Möller Company, as designed by organist Dr. Robert S. Baker in collaboration with John H. Hose, Möller's tonal director. Möller installed the organ behind draperies in the ampitheatre choir loft of the 1,100-seat auditorium, which is designed to transform from a concert and lecture venue into a fully equipped summer sanctuary. The Shofar stop (photo right) was designed by W. Adolph Zajic and built with only six pipes.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Double Dulciana
73
4
  Octave
61
8
  Principal
61
4
  Koppelflöte
CH
8
  Melodia
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Dulciana (fr. 16')
    Mixture IV ranks
244
8
  Gedeckt
CH
8
  Shofar *
6
8
  Erzahler
CH
    Tremulant  
8
  Erzahler Celeste (TC)
CH
   
* 6 notes: Eb, G, Bb, B, D, F
               
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Rohrflöte
68
  Plein Jeu III ranks
183
8
  Viola
68
16
  Oboe
80
8
  Viola Celeste
68
8
  Trompette
68
4
  Geigen Octave
68
8
  Oboe (fr. 16')
4
  Harmonic Flute
73
4
  Rohrschalmei
68
2
  Harmonic Flute (fr. 4')
    Tremulant  
               
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Gedeckt
68
2
  Oktav
61
8
  Erzähler
68
1 3/5
  Terz
61
8
  Erzähler Celeste (TC)
56
8
  Trumpet
68
4
  Koppelflöte
68
8
  Clarinet
68
2 2/3
  Nasat
61
    Tremulant  
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Contrebasse (metal)
56
4
  Octave (fr. 16' CB)
16
  Bourdon
56
4
  Flute (fr. 16' Bdn.)
16
  Double Dulciana
GT
    Rauschquint II ranks
64
16
  Gedeckt (ext. CH)
12
16
  Double Trumpet
44
8
  Principal (fr. 16' CB)
16
  Oboe
SW
8
  Bass Flute (fr. 16' Bdn.)
8
  Trumpet (fr. 16' Dbl. Tpt.)
8
  Gedeckt
CH
4
  Oboe
SW
8
  Dulciana
GT
       
           
Sources:
     Glück New York web site: http://www.glucknewyork.com
     "New Organs," The Diapason (Sep. 2008). Stoplist of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9718 (1962); rev. Glück New York (2007).
     Scofield, Jeff. Factory Stoplist of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9718 (1962).
      Temple Emanu-El web site: http://www.emanuelnyc.org/

Illustrations:
     Glück New York: Shofar stop of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 9718 (1962).