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Central Park Methodist Church
216 Beard Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14214

OHS Database ID 11003.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 306, 2004-07-16.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2006-01-07.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 65 stops. 54 registers. 56 ranks. 3826 pipes.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Pitman stop action. Ward Memorial Organ. Kinzey-Lawn indicates that the instrument has been altered. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • 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:
    Altered. (Database Manager. 2006-01-07)

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Photographs

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Church exterior. Photograph by Jim Cook 2004-07-16
Organ facade. Photograph by Jim Cook 2004-07-16
Sanctuary Interior, Console, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Console and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Manuals and Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives


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  • Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.
  • Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives

  • Buffalo, New York
    Central Park Methodist Episcopal Church
    
    Skinner Organ Company   Opus 356   1922
    4 manuals, 65 stops, 56 ranks
    _________________________________________________________________________________
    
               GREAT ORGAN (7 1/2" wind)                SOLO ORGAN (10" wind)
           16' Bourdon              29 PED           8' Stentorphone         73
            8' Principal Diapason   73               8' Gross Flute          73
            8' Horn Diapason        73               8' Gamba                73
            8' Philomela            73               8' Gamba Celeste        73
            8' Clarabella *         73               8' Heckelphone          73
            8' Erzähler *           73               8' Corno di Bassetto    73
            4' Octave *             61               8' French Horn          73
            4' Harmonic Flute *     61               8' Tuba Mirabilis (20") 73
           16' Tuba Major * (10")   73                  Tremolo
            8' Tuba * (10")         73                  Sub
            4' Clarion * (10")      61                  Super
               Tremolo                                  Celestial Harp       61 bars
               Sub
               Super                                    ECHO ORGAN (5" wind)
               Cathedral Chimes     EC               8' Gedeckt              73
               Celestial Harp       SO               8' Aeoline              73
                                                     8' Vox Angelica         61 tc
               * in Great expression box             8' Vox Humana           73
                                                        Tremolo
               SWELL ORGAN (7 1/2" wind)                Cathedral Chimes     21 bells
           16' Bourdon              73
            8' Open Diapason        73                  PEDAL ORGAN
            8' Stop Diapason        73              32' Resultant            --
            8' Viol d'Orchestre     73              16' Open Diapason        32
            8' Voix Celestes        73              16' Bourdon              32
            8' Salicional           73              16' Gedeckt              SW
            8' Melodia              73              16' Contra Gamba         CH
            8' Spitz Floete         73               8' Major Flute          12
            8' Flute Celeste        61 tc            8' Dolce Flute          SW
            4' Chimney Flute        61               8' Viol                 SW
            4' Gambette             61               8' Gedeckt              SW
          III  Solo Mixture        183              16' Trombone             32
                 (12-15-17)                         16' Contra Fagotto       SW
           16' Fagotto              73               8' Tromba               12
            8' Cornopean            73               8' Fagotto              SW
            8' Oboe                 73
            8' Vox Humana           73                  ADJUSTABLE COMBINATIONS
               Tremolo                                  Solo/Echo   1-2-3-4-5-6
               Sub                                      Swell       1-2-3-4-5-6
               Super                                    Great       1-2-3-4-5-6
                                                        Choir       1-2-3-4-5-6
               CHOIR ORGAN (6" wind)                    Pedal       1-2-3-4-5-6
           16' Gamba                73                  Full Organ  1-2-3-4-5-6
            8' English Diapason     73
            8' Concert Flute        73                  REVERSIBLES
            8' Quintadena           73                  Master Swell piston
            8' Dulciana             73                  Sforzando piston & pedal
            8' Unda Maris           61 tc               Great to Pedal Reversible
            4' Traverse Flute       61
        2 2/3' Nazard               61                  Entire Echo Organ and Harp affected
            2' Piccolo              61                    by Solo sub & super couplers
        1 3/5' Tierce               61
        1 1/7' Septieme             61                  When Solo is coupled to another manual
            8' Clarinet             73                    the Echo stops are carried with it
            8' Orchestral Oboe      73
               Tremolo                                  Balanced Great, Swell, Choir & Solo pedals
               Sub                                      Balanced Crescendo Pedal and Solo cancel pedal
               Super                                    Echo shutters operated on Solo shoe on/off switch
              
    
    
    Notes: Detached Console. Divided organ.
    
    Organ builder to supply show pipes for the following openings: two openings each 15' wide and 16' high
    to top of arch; two openings each 3' wide and 5' high to top of arch. Design and decoration of show
    pipes to suit purchaser. Console to be made of wood to match church interior. Swell boxes to be at
    least 2" thick and tightly fitted. Cutler Hammer automatic starter with switch at console.
    
                            [Received from Steven E. Lawson July 24, 2014]
  • Stoplist from Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.