Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church
Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

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1975 Madison Avenue at 126th Street
New York, N.Y. 10035
http://www.gbgm-umc.org/metroharlem


Organ Specifications:
III/32 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 7550 (1949); reb. R-1209 (1991)
III/38 George Jardine & Son (1871)
 
Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)  
Although the Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church was founded in 1942, the edifice it occupies has served Methodists ever since it was built from 1869-71 for St. James Methodist Episcopal Church of Harlem. Rembrandt Lockwood designed the neo-Gothic building that features a noble bell tower and a spacious vaulted interior with galleries on three sides.
               
 

M.P. Möller Organ Console, Op. 7750 (c.1949) at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

M.P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 7750 (1949); reb. R-1209 (1991)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 34 registers, 26 stops, 32 ranks




The original Jardine organ, built in 1871 and installed behind a large case in the rear gallery, was reworked by the M. P. Möller company in 1949, and rebuilt by the same company in 1991.
               
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Gemshorn
73
2
  Super Octave
61
8
  Diapason
61
 
  Fourniture III ranks
183
8
  Hohlflöte
61
8
 
Trumpet
preparation
8
  Gemshorn (fr. 16')
    Tremulant  
4
  Octave
61
   
Chimes
CH
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Rohr Bourdon
85
2
 
Flageolet
preparation
8
  Geigen Principal
73
    Plein Jeu III ranks
183
8
  Rohr Bourdon (fr. 16')
8
  French Trumpet
73
8
  Viole de Gambe
73
8
 
Oboe
preparation
8
  Viole Celeste (TC)
61
8
  Vox Humana
61
4
  Spitz Principal
73
4
  Clarion
73
4
  Flute Triangulaire
73
    Tremulant  
 
     
 
     
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Viola
73
8
  Clarinet
73
8
 
Concert Flute
preparation
8
 
English Horn
preparation
8
  Dulciana
73
 
  Tremulant  
8
 
Unda Maris (TC)
preparation
 
 
Chimes [A-f]
21 tubes
4
  Koppelflöte
73
 
 
Harp
preparation
2 2/3
  Rohr Nazard
73
 
 
Celeste [sic]
preparation
2
  Blockflöte
61
 
     
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Resultant
4
  Choral Bass (fr. Princ.)
16
  Contrabass
32
    Mixture III ranks
96
16
  Gemshorn
GT
16
 
Trumpet
preparation
16
  Rohr Bourdon
SW
16
  Trombone
44
8
  Principal
44
8
  Tromba
8
  Rohrflöte
SW
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell to Choir 16', 8', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8', 4'   Great 16', 4', Unison Off
    Choir to Pedal 8', 4'   Swell 16', 4', Unison Off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Choir 16', 4', Unison Off
    Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'   All shutters to Swell shoe (piston)
               
Adjustable Combinations
   
Swell Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Great Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Choir Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Pedal Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Full Organ Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb & toe)
               
Reversibles
    Great to Pedal (thumb and toe)   Choir to Pedal (thumb and toe)
    Swell to Pedal (thumb and toe)   Full Organ (thumb and toe)
               
Expression
    Balanced Great Pedal   Balanced Choir Pedal
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Crescendo Pedal
               

M.P. Möller Organ Console, Op. 7750 (c.1949) at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

 

M.P. Möller Organ Console, Op. 7750 (c.1949) at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

 

M.P. Möller Organ Console, Op. 7750 (c.1949) at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

               
 

Geo. Jardine & Son Organ Case (1871) at St. James Methodist Episcopal Church - New York City

George Jardine & Son
New York City (1871)
Mechanical action
3 manuals, 33 stops, 38 ranks





The original organ for St. James Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1871 by George Jardine & Son, and was installed behind a large case in the rear gallery.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Double Open Diapason
61
4
  Flute Traverso
61
8
  Grand Open Diapason
61
3
  Twelfth
61
8
  Viol da Gamba
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Doppel Flute
61
    Sesquialtera 4 ranks
244
4
  Octave
61
8
  Trumpet
61
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
61
4
  Violino
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
4
  Flute a Cheminee
61
8
  Salicional
61
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Quintadena
61
    Cornet 3 ranks
183
8
  Stopped Diapason
61
8
  Cornopean
61
8
  Vox Celestis
61
8
  Hautbois
61
               
Solo Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes
8
  Geigen Principal
61
4
  Flute d'Amour
61
8
  Dulciana
61
2
  Flautino
61
8
  Melodia
61
8
  Clarionet
61
8
  Fugara
61
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
16
  Open Diapason
30
12
  Quint
30
16
  Bourdon
30
8
  Violoncello
30
               

Jardine & Son Organ Case (1871) at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

 

Jardine & Son Organ Case (1871) at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church - New York City (Photo: Steven Lawson)

               
Sources:
     The American Organist (Feb. 1950). Specifications of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 7750 (1949).
     Dunlap, David W. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
     M.P. Möller Factory Specification, R-1209, January 3, 1990. Courtesy Jeff Scofield.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Ogasapian, John. Organ Building in New York City: 1700-1900. Braintree: The Organ Literature Foundation, 1977.

Illustrations:
     Beals, A. Tennyson. 1931 photo of Jardine organ case.
     Lawson, Steven E. Lawson. Color exterior, interior and organ.