St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Astoria (Queens), NY
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St. Joseph's Church
(Roman Catholic)

43-19 30th Avenue at 43rd Street
Astoria (Queens), N.Y. 11103

Organ Specifications:
II/19 Reuter Organ Company, Op. 2184 (1997)
• II/ Midmer-Losh Organ Company (1924)




St. Joseph's Catholic Church was organized in 1877 as a parish for German Catholics in Astoria. The first building, a wooden frame church, was completed in 1880, and over time the parish added an adjoining school, rectory and convent.
           
Reuter Organ Company
Lawrence, Kan. – Opus 2184 (1997)
Electro-pneumatic key action
Solid-state combination action
2 manuals, 40 stops, 19 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Gedeckt
SW
4
  Bourdon
8
  Principal
61
4
  Chimney Flute
SW
8
  Bourdon [unit]
73
2
  Octave
8
  Viola
SW
    Mixture IV ranks
244
8
  Viola Celeste
SW
8
  Krummhorn *
61
8
  Dolce Gemshorn *
61
8
  Trumpet
SW
8
 
Dolce Gemshorn Celeste * [TC]
49
    Chimes  
4
  Octave [unit]
73
   
* enclosed with Swell

     

     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Gedeckt [unit]
85
2
  Chimney Flute
8
  English Diapason [unit]
73
1 3/5
  Tierce [TC]
49
8
  Chimney Flute [unit]
85
16
  Trumpet [unit]
85
8
  Viola
61
8
  Trumpet
8
  Viola Celeste [TC]
49
4
  Trumpet
4
  English Diapason
    Blank +
GT
4
  Gedeckt
    Tremolo  
2 2/3
  Nazard [TC]
49
+ draws Dolce Gemshorn & Celeste
 
     

     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes
32
  Resultant
4
  Octave
GT
16
  Subbass [unit]
44
4
  Gedeckt
SW
16
  Gedeckt [1-12 hi-press.]
SW
16
  Trumpet
SW
16
  Dolce Gedeckt [1-12 lo-press.]
SW
8
  Trumpet
SW
8
  Subbass
4
  Trumpet
SW
8
  Principal
GT
4
  Krummhorn
GT
8
  Gedeckt
SW
    MIDI  
               
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
   
Swell Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Great Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5-6 (thumb)
Pedal Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5-6 (toe)
Full Organ Pistons No. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb & toe)
               
Reversibles and Accessories
    Great to Pedal (thumb and toe)
    Swell to Pedal (thumb and toe)
    Full Organ (thumb and toe)
    Zimbelstern (toe)
    Player (piston under Swell manual)
    Piston Sequencer On, Up & Down (pistons under Swell manual)
    Transposer Up & Down (pistons under Great manual)
    Memory Level Up & Down (pistons under Great manual)
               
Pedal Movements
    Balanced Swell Pedal      
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal      
           
Midmer-Losh Organ Company
Merrick, N.Y. (1924)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals


Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     Kloda, Barry. Specifications of Reuter Organ, Op. 2184 (1997).
     LaRose, Matt, Stephen Leone, and Richard Melnick. Long Island City (Postcard History Series). Greater Astoria Historical Society: Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database, Seattle, Wash.
     Reuter Organ Company web site: www.reuterorgan.com

Illustration:
     Panoramio web site: www.panoramio.com/photo/6525220 (photo: aviator_rob)