Chancel Great

16' Quintadena
8' Principal
8' Quintadena
4' Octave
4' Rohr-Floete
2' Wald Floete
1 1/3' Quint
IV Mixture

Gallery Great

16' Principal
8' Octave
8' Gemshorn
8' Holzfloete
4' Octave
4' Hohfloete
2 2/3' Quint
2' Schwegel
VII Mixture
8' Trumpet
16' Trompeta Real
8' Trompeta Real
4' Trompeta Real

Chancel Swell

8' Gedeckt
8' Viole de Gambe
8' Gambe Celeste
4' Gemshorn
2' Principal
III Mixture
8' Trompete

Gallery Swell

8' Principal
8' Rohrfloete
8' Salicional
8' Voix Celeste
4' Octave
4' Koppelfloete
2' Nachthorn
II Sesquialtera
V Mixture
16' Fagott
8' Schalmei
4' Clarion

Gallery Positiv

8' Gedeckt
4' Principal
4' Rohrfloete
2' Octave
1 1/3' Klein Nasat
1' Siffloete
IV Scharff
III Cymbel
8' Krummhorn

Chancel Pedal

16' Principal
16' Subbass
16' Quintadena Great
8' Octave
8' Gedeckt
4' Dulzian
2' Octave
III Rauschpfeife
16' Fagott

Gallery Pedal

32' Principal
16' Octave
16' Contrabass
16' Gedecktbass
8' Octave
8' Gedeckt
4' Choralbass
4' Gedeckt
2' Blockfloete
V Hintersatz
32' Contra Bombarde
16' Bombarde
16' Fagott
8' Trumpet
4' Clarion
2' Cornet

Couplers (Couplers affect keyboards, not separable by division)

16' Swell to Swell
4' Swell to Swell
16' Swell to Great
8' Swell to Great
4' Swell to Great
16' Positiv to Great
8' Positiv to Great
8' Great to Pedal
8' Swell to Pedal
4' Swell to Pedal

On key cheecks

Gallery Off/On
Chancel Off/On
Chancel Great on Positiv Off/On
Chancel Swell on Positiv Off/On


Gallery Swell 1-5
Chancel Swell 1-3
Gallery Great 1-5
Chancel Great 1-3
Positiv 1-4
General 1-6
Swell to Pedal Reversible
Great to Pedal Reversible
Positiv to Pedal Reversible
General Cancel

Toe Studs

Chancel Pedal 1-3
Gallery Pedal 1-4
Generals 7-12
Swell to Pedal Reversible
Great to Pedal Reversible
Positiv to Pedal Reversible
General Cancel

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“Mr. Schlicker goes to town”

Hermann Schlicker established his organbuilding firm in Buffalo, New York in 1930, having trained in organbuilding workshops in Europe before his emigration to America in 1920. He was an early proponent of the revival of the Werkprinzip style of organbuilding, in which each division of an organ has a clear location and purpose within the larger instrument. In the early 1950’s concert organist E. Power Biggs caught the Werkprinzip “Bug” and became an energetic advocate of this style of instrument. This development in his philosophy led to a well-documented “falling out” between Biggs and G. Donald Harrison whose American Classic organs did not reflect the Werkprinzip ideals. Mr. Harrison was living in New York with his second wife and “commuting” to Boston to work in the Aeolian-Skinner factory – when in Boston he had routinely stayed in the Biggs’ house. After the falling-out, Mr. Harrison moved his personal effects out of the house, and Biggs became an advocate of Schlicker’s work. This grand double-organ reflects the best of that important era of American Organbuilding, and with restoration will certainly make an important impact in its new home.




Additional Details:

Both the chancel and gallery consoles are 3 manuals and they are identical. Keyboards (6) – single cut ivory Gallery Pedal Principal 32 includes 12 wood pipes from previous instrument – which are not included in the sale. Metal pipes in the façade’s pedal tower need repair – but include 5 notes in the 32’ octave.

Pertinent Details

Date: 1965
Approximate location:
New York City
Asking price:
USD 0.00
Height: 27.5 ft.
Width: 11 ft.
Depth: 12 ft.
Dimensions of chancel organ