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Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209

OHS Database ID 10966.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition June 16, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Four manuals. 7 divisions. 59 stops. 74 registers. 81 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • "Replaced a 1921 Austin Op. 1003, retaining the Austin Echo. Connected to Op. 1136 in the chapel. Pitman stop action. Combination action has been converted to Solid-State logic using the original electro-pneumatic drawknob motors." (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Replaced 1921 4/64 Austin, #1003 retaining Echo; connected to #1136 in chapel. (Database Manager. June 11, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- 5-rank Chancel organ retained from previous organ; 3-rank reed chorus added to the Great at some point. (Database Manager. June 16, 2013)

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Photographs

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Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Displays. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Console and Pipe Display. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Builder and Designer Nameplates. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey

  • Buffalo, New York
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    
    Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc.   Opus 1249   1955   (installed 1958)
    4 manuals, 74 registers, 59 stops, 81 ranks
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
             GREAT ORGAN (II)                         POSITIV ORGAN (IV)
         16' Montre                61              8' Singendgedeckt        61
          8' Principal             61              4' Koppelflöte           61
          8' Bourdon               61              2' Blockflöte            61
          8' Spitzflöte            61          1 1/3' Quint                 61
          4' Principal             61              1' Italianprinzipal      61
          4' Rohrflöte             61          IV-VI  Cymbel               294
      2 2/3' Quinte                61              8' Trompette en Chamade  61
          2' Super Octave          61              4' Trompette en Chamade  12
         IV  Mixture              244
        III  Scharf               183                 CHANCEL ORGAN (IV)
          8' Trompette en Chamade  PO              8' Lieblichgedeckt       61
          4' Clairon Harmonique    PO              8' Echo Viole            61
             Chimes                                8' Vox Angelica          61
             Vogelgesang (a)                       4' Octave                61
                                               2 2/3' Nazard                61
             SWELL ORGAN (III)                        Tremulant
         16' Quintflöte            68                 Echo Chimes
          8' Geigen                68
          8' Gedeckt               68                 PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Viole de Gambe        68             32' Soubasse               7
          8' Viole Celeste         68             16' Contre Bass           32
          8' Flauto Dolce          68             16' Bourdon               32
          8' Flute Celeste (TC)    56             16' Montre                GT
          4' Prestant              68             16' Quintflöte            SW
          4' Spillflöte            68              8' Principal             32
          2' Octavin               61              8' Montre                GT
         II  Sesquialtera         122              8' Gedecktpommer         32
      IV-VI  Plein Jeu            264              8' Quintflöte            SW
         16' Hautbois              68              4' Choralbass            32
          8' Trompette             68              4' Nachthorn             32
          8' Hautbois              12              2' Blockflöte            32
          8' Vox Humana            68             IV  Mixture              128
          4' Clairon               68             II  Cymbel                64
             Tremulant                            32' Contre Hautbois       12 SW
                                                  16' Bombarde              32
             CHOIR ORGAN (I)                      16' Hautbois              SW
          8' Hohlflöte             68              8' Trompette             12
          8' Viola Pomposa         68              8' Cromorne              CH
          8' Viola Celeste         68              4' Clairon               12
          8' Dolcan                68              4' Rohrschalmei          CH
          8' Dolcan Celeste        68                 Chimes                GT
          4' Montre                68
          4' Flute Harmonique      68
        III  Plein Jeu            183
         16' English Horn          68
          8' Cromorne              68
          4' Rohrschalmei          68
             Tremulant
    
         (a) from the Charles IV organ, Cathedral of Puebla, Mexico
    
    
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2017-04-18]
    
    
  • Typed stoplist. Source: From Allen Kinzey Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.