Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College - City University of New York - Flushing (Queens), NY
Queens College – City University of New York
http://www.qc.edu

Aaron Copland School of Music
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing (Queens), N.Y. 11367
http://qcpages.qc.edu/music/


Organ Specifications:
III/49 Bedient, Op. 30 (1991); reb. Flentrop (2006, 2008) – Concert Hall
II/10 Schlicker Organ Company, Op. 8190 (1962)
II/5 Nigel Church & Co. (1985) – Practice
           
 

Bedient Pipe Organ, Op. 30 (1991) in LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College - Flushing, NY

 

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Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall

Bedient Pipe Organ Company
Lincoln, Neb. – Opus 30 (1991)
Mechanical key and stop action
3 manuals, 35 stops, 49 ranks


The three-manual, mechanical-action organ in LeFrak Concert Hall was built in 1991 by the Bedient Pipe Organ Company of Lincoln, Neb. Installed on a platform across the back of the stage, the organ case provides great visual interest for the modern room.

In 2006, the organ was mechanically and tonally overhauled by Flentrop Orgelbouw of Zaandam, The Netherlands. Flentrop also changed the original Vallotti temperament to one having 1/8 comma (eight slightly narrow fifths; one Pythagorean third on D-flat). Flentrop returned in 2008 to revoice the Brustwerk Gedackt 8', and to provide provisional lengthening of the Hauptwerk Trompete 8'.
               
Hauptwerk (Manual I) – 56 notes
16
  Praestant
56
2 2/3–1 3/5
  Quinte/Terz
?
8
  Octava
56
2
  Octava
56
8
  Gamba
56
    Mixtur III-VI ranks
?
8
  Hohlflöte
56
16
  Trompete
56
4
  Octava
56
8
  Trompete
56
4
  Rohrflöte
56
       
               
Oberwerk (Manual II) – 56 notes
16
  Quintadena
56
2
  Octava
56
8
  Praestant [1-6 from Rohrflöte]
50
    Sesquialtera II ranks
112
8
  Rohrflöte
56
    Scharff II-IV ranks
?
4
  Octava
56
8
  Dulziaan
56
 

     
Brustwerk (Manual III) – 56 notes
8
  Gedackt
56
1 1/3
  Sifflet
56
4
  Blockfluit
56
    Zimbel II ranks
112
2
  Octava
56
8
  Voce Humana [reed]
56
2
  Gemshoorn
56
       
               
Pedal – 30 notes
16
  Praestant [1-12 from HW]
18
    Mixtur IV ranks
120
16
  Subbass
30
16
  Posaune
30
8
  Octava
30
8
  Trompete
30
5 1/3
  Quinte
30
2
  Cornet
30
4
  Octava
30
       
               
Couplers
    OW / HW          
    HW / PED          
    OW/ PED          
               
Accessory Pedals
    HW & OW Mixtures On / Off      
    HW & PEDAL Reeds On / Off      
    Tremulant [entire organ]      
           
 

Schlicker Organ, Op. 8190 (1962) in Colden Auditorium, Queens College - Flushing, NY

Schlicker Organ Company
Buffalo, N.Y. – Opus 8190 (1962)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 28 stops, 10 ranks



In 1962, the Schlicker Organ Company of Buffalo built a ten-rank unit organ for Colden Auditorium. The organ is installed on two movable platforms.
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Untersatz (A)  
2
  Octave (B, 50-61 D)  
8
  Principal (B)  
2
  Rohrfloete (D)  
8
  Gedeckt (A)  
1 3/5
  Terz [TC] (F)  
4
  Octave (B)       Mixtur II-III ranks (G)  
4
  Quintadena (C)  
8
  Schalmei (H)  
2 2/3
  Nasat [TC] (E)          
               
Positiv Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
8
  Gedeckt (A)  
1 1/3
  Larigot (E, 55-61 repeat)  
8
  Quintadena (1-12 A, rest C)  
1
  Siffloete (D, 50-61 repeat)  
4
  Rohrfloete (1-12 A, rest D)  
8
  Schalmei (H)  
2
  Principal (B, 50-61 D)       Tremolo  
1 3/5
  Terz (F, no repeat)          
               
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
16
  Untersatz (A)  
2
  Rohrfloete (D)  
8
  Principal (B)       Rauschquint II ranks (D, E)  
8
  Gedeckt (A)  
16
  Basson (H)  
4
  Octave (B)  
4
  Schalmei (H)  
4
  Quintadena (C)          
               
Summary of Pipes
Stop
Pitch
  Rank
Pipes
A
16'
  Untersatz/Gedeckt [wood]
73
B
8'
  Principal
73
C
4'
  Quintadena
61
D
2'
  Rohrfloete
61
E
1 1/3'
  Larigot
54
F
1 3/5'
  Terz
45
G
    Mixture II-III ranks
171
H
16'
  Basson/Schalmei
    73
       
611
           
Nigel Church and Company
Stamfordham, UK (1985)
Mechanical action
2 manuals, 5 stops, 5 ranks


This organ was originally built in 1985 for the residence of the late Donald Joyce, former Professor of Organ at Queens College. Stops are controlled by horizontal selectors with three positions.
               
Manual I – 56 notes
8
  Gedackt
56
       
4
  Spitz Flute
56
       
2
  Principal
56
       
8
  Chimney Flute
56
       
               
Manual II – 56 notes
8
  Gedackt
       
4
  Spitz Flute
       
2
  Principal
       
8
  Chimney Flute
       
               
Pedal Organ – 30 notes
8
  Gedackt?
30
       
           
Sources:
     Aaron Copland School of Music web site: http://qcpages.qc.edu/music/
     Knijff, Jan-Pieter. Specifications of Schlicker Organ, Op. 8190 (1962).
     List, Ken. Electronic correspondence about Schlicker Organ, Op. 8190 (1962).
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Saylor, Bruce. Specifications of Nigel Church & Co. Organ (1985).

Illustrations:
     Aaron Copland School of Music web site. Exterior; Bedient organ, Op. 30 (1991).
     Schlicker Organ Company Advertisement, The American Organist (Feb. 1964). Schlicker Organ, Op. 8190 (1962).