St. Andrew Episcopal Church (Richmondtown) - Staten Island, NY
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The Church of St. Andrew
(Episcopal)

40 Old Mill Road
Richmondtown, Staten Island, N.Y. 10307
http://www.churchofstandrew-si.com

Organ Specifications:
Present building (since 1872)
II/22 Austin Organs Inc., Op. 216C (1997)
• II/19 Austin Organs Inc., Op. 216B (1981)
• II/12 Austin Organs Inc., Op. 216A (1950)
► II/13 Austin Organ Company, Op. 216 (1908)
• II/ Reuben Midmer & Sons (c.19__)
• unknown (1872)
First building (1709-burned 1867 & 1872)
• Henry Erben (1848)


The Church of Saint Andrew was founded in 1708 and chartered by Queen Anne in 1713. Construction of the first church began in 1709. The Church of Saint Andrew served as a hospital and headquarters for the British soldiers as the New Colonies fought for their freedom. The Rev. Richard Charlton served as the Rector of Saint Andrew's during this time. He was the maternal grandfather of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, who was the first canonized American Saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Along with her grandparents; her father, brother and sister are buried in the church cemetery. The Rev. Samuel Seabury was called to be the first Bishop of the Episcopal Church while he was serving as Rector of the Church of Saint Andrew from 1777-1780.

In 1967 the church was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.  
           
Austin Organs Inc.
Hartford, Conn. – Opus 216C (1997)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 28 stops, 22 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Principal
61
4
  Prestant
61
8
  Montre
61
4
  Harmonic Flute
61
8
  Doppelflöte *
61
2
  Super Octave
61
8
  Rohrflöte
SW
    Mixture IV ranks
244
8
  Viola
SW
8
  Trompete
61
4
  Octave
61
 
* enclosed with Swell
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

16
  Bourdon
61
2 2/3
  Nasard
61
8
  Rohrflöte
61
2
  Octave
61
8
  Viola
61
1 3/5
  Tierce
49
8
  Viola Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Trumpet
61
4
  Principal
61
8
  Trompete
GT
4
  Harmonic Flute
61
       
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes

16
  Contrabass
32
32
  Contra Posaune
digital
16
  Lieblich Gedeckt
SW
16
  Posaune [ext. GT]
12
8
  Montre
GT
8
  Trompete
GT
               
Couplers

    Great to Pedal 8'       Great to Great 16', 4', Unison off
    Swell to Pedal 8'       Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
           
Austin Organs Inc.
Hartford, Conn. – Opus 216B (1981)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 19 ranks


Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Austin Organs Inc.
Hartford, Conn. – Opus 216A (1950)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 12 ranks


Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Austin Organ Company
Hartford, Conn. – Opus 216 (1908)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 19 stops, 13 ranks
               
Great Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, unenclosed
8
  Principal Diapason
61
4
  Harmonic Flute
SW
8
  Doppel Flute
SW
8
  Cornopean
SW
8
  Principal Octave
61
   
* 1-12 open wood
 
     
 
     
Swell Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes, enclosed

16
  Bourdon
61
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
61
8
  Open Diapason
61
8
  Viole Celeste [TC]
49
8
  Concert Flute
61
4
  Harmonic Flute
61
8
  Doppel Flute
61
2
  Piccolo
61
8
  Aeoline
61
8
  Cornopean
61
8
  Unda Maris [TC]
49
    Tremulant [fan]  
 
     
 
     
Pedal Organ – 32 notes

16
  Contra Bass [ext. GT]
12
8
  Principal Bass
GT
16
  Bourdon
SW
       
               
Couplers

    Great to Pedal 8'       Great to Great 16', 4', Unison off
    Swell to Pedal 8'       Swell to Swell 16', 4', Unison off
    Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'          
           
Reuben Midmer & Son
Brooklyn, N.Y. (1900s)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals


Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Henry Erben
New York City (1848)
Mechanical action



The first known organ for St. Andrew's Church was built in 1848 by Henry Erben of New York City. When the church burned in 1867, the organ was valued at $500. Specifications of this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     The Church of St. Andrew web site: http://www.churchofstandrew-si.com
     "Destruction of St. Andrew's Church, Staten Island," The New York Times (Mar. 31, 1867).
     Dolkart, Andrew S. and Matthew A. Postal. Guide to New York City Landmarks (Third Edition). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004.
     Nadalin, Matthew. Specifications of Austin Organ, Op. 216 (1908) and as of 2008.
     Nelson, George. Organs in the United States and Canada Database. Seattle, Wash.
     Ochse, Orpha. Austin Organs. Richmond: The Organ Historical Society, 2001.
     "St. Andrew's is celebrating its tricentennial," Staten Island Advance (Nov. 24, 2008).

Illustrations:
     The Church of St. Andrew web site. Exterior.