Grace Lutheran Church - Astoria (Queens), NY
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Grace Lutheran Church

31-20 21st Avenue
Astoria, N.Y. 11105
http://gracearoundthecorner.org/


Organ Specifications:
II/14 Patrick J. Murphy & Assoc. (2017)
II/12 John L. Randolph (1979)
II/10 M.P. Möller, Inc., Op. 6060 (1932)
         
  Grace Lutheran Church - Astoria (Queens), NY
Patrick J. Murphy & Asssociates, Inc.
Stowe, Penn. (2017)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 32 registers, 13 stops, 14 ranks



In 2017, a new organ built by Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc., was installed. All of the pipes except the Great 8' Principal are enclosed in the existing chamber, fronted by a façade. Murphy provided a movable console with oblique drawknobs on terraced jambs. The organ will be dedicated on November 17, 2017, with a recital by Walter Hilse.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Gedackt
73
4
  Spindle Flute (Sw)
8
  Principal (unenclosed)
61
2
  Fifteenth
61
8
  Chimney Flute (fr. 16')
  Mixture III (draws 2' Fifteenth)
122
8
  Spindle Flute (Sw)
8
  Trumpet (Sw)
8
  Gemshorn (1-12 Chim.Fl.)
8
  Oboe (Sw)
4
  Octave
73
 
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Spindle Flute (1-12 Chim.Fl.)
73
2
  Principal (fr. Gt. Octave)
8
  Viola da Gamba
61
2
  Flute (fr. Spindle Flute)
8
  Vox Angelica (TC)
49
1 1/3
  Quint (top octave repeats)
4
  Gemshorn
61
16
  Bassoon (TC)
4
  Chimney Flute (Gt)
8
  Trumpet
61
2 2/3
  Quint
61
8
  Oboe
61
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Subbass
32
4
  Choral Bass (Gt)
16
  Lieblich Gedackt (Gt)
16
  Posaune (ext. Sw. Trumpet)
12
8
  Octave (Gt)
8
  Trumpet (Sw)
8
  Flute (Gt)
4
  Oboe (Sw)
8
  Viola da Gamba (Sw)
   
               
Accessories
    Tremulant (affects all stops)     Transposer Up (thumb)
    Zimbelstern (with rotating star)     Transposer Down (thumb)
    Memory Up (thumb)     Bass Coupler (thumb)
    Memory Down (thumb)      
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal   Swell to Swell 16'
    Swell to Pedal   Swell to Swell 4'
    Swell to Great    
               
Combinations
   
Swell & Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-0 (thumb)
Great & Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-0 (thumb)
Generals Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb & toe)
  General Cancel (thumb)
  Set (thumb)
               
Reversibles
    Great to Pedal (thumb & toe)   Tutti (thumb & toe)
    Swell to Pedal (thumb & toe)   Zimbelstern (thumb & toe)
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal    
    Crescendo Pedal (with indicator)    
         
John L. Randolph
New York City (1979)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 19 registers, 8 stops, 12 ranks


A new organ was built by John L. Randolph in 1979. Randolph retained the existing M.P. Möller console and electro-pneumatic combination action.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Prestant *
73
2
  Blockflöte
8
  Gedeckt *
85
2 2/3
  Sesquialtera II ranks
116
4
  Oktav
1 1/3
  Mixtur III-IV ranks
232
4
  Rohrflöte
    Tremolo  
2
  Super Oktav
   
* 1-12 in Swell Box
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Salicional
73
4
  Orchestral Flute
8
  Vox Celeste (TC)
49
2
  Flautina
8
  Gedeckt
85
    Tremolo  
4
  Salicet
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon (enclosed)
32
8
  Gedeckt
SW
10 2/3
  Quint
4
  Prestant
GT
8
  Prestant
GT
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Great to Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8'   Swell to Swell 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Swell Unison Separation
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Great stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Swell stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Full Organ
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal (with indicator)   Sforzando Pedal
           
M. P. Möller, Inc.
Hagerstown, Md. – Opus 6060 (1932)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 22 registers, 10 stops, 10 ranks


The Möller Factory Specifications, dated November 20, 1931, show that this two-manual organ had a detached drawknob console finished with birch wood. Möller built the organ chamber and furnished a grille, as there was not a case or front pipes. The organ was voiced on 6" wind pressure.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Oboe
SW
8
  Clarabella
73
    Tremolo  
8
  Dulciana
73
   
Chimes
21 Bells
8
  Salicional
SW
    One blank stop  
4
  Flute
SW
       
               
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Bourdon
97
2 2/3
  Quint (fr. Bdn.)
8
  English Diapason
73
2
  Flautina (fr. Bdn.)
8
  Gedeckt (fr. Bdn.)
8
  Cornopean
73
8
  Salicional
73
8
  Oboe
73
8
  Vox Celeste (TC)
61
    Tremolo  
4
  Orchestral Flute (fr. Bdn.)
    One blank stop  
4
  Salicet (fr. 8')
       
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
44
8
  Stopped Bass
SW
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
8
  Cello
SW
8
  Flute (fr. 16' Bdn.)
       
               
Couplers
    Great to Pedal 8'   Great to Great 16', 4'
    Swell to Pedal 8'   Swell to Swell 16', 4'
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'   Swell Unison Separation
               
Adjustable Combinations
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Great stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5 affecting Swell stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3 affecting Pedal stops
    Pistons No. 1-2-3-4 affecting Full Organ
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal   Great to Pedal Reversible
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal (with indicator)   Sforzando Pedal
           
Sources:
     Glück, Sebastian. Specification of John L. Randolph organ (1979).
     Lee, Henry. Specification of Patrick J. Murphy & Associates organ (2017).
     Trupiano, Larry. Factory Specification of M.P. Möller organ, Op. 6060 (1932).

Illustrations:
     Grace Lutheran Church web site. Exterior.
     Murphy, Patrick J. Console and façade of Patrick J. Murphy & Associates organ.