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St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Albany Post Rd & East Elm Ave
Staatsburgh, New York 12580

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 1121.

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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 December 31, 2010.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Updated through on-line information from Joseph Bertolozzi. -- NOTES FROM GORDON AUCHINCLOSS, 11/29/2010 St Margaret's Episcopal Church, Staatsburg, is a handsome building with a significant organ. In the 1980s they called me in to tune the organ and suggest a way to get more verve into the sound. They accepted my proposal to substitute the Aeoline on the Swell with a new (similar) flute scale 2-2/3 (made by John Hupalo) lightly voiced (by Andy Huntington). The pipes of the Aeoline were stored in a pipe tray on site, in an upper area of the organ alcove, so it could be restored in the future. The knob legend was not changed when these pipes were installed, though I would have chosen (for a name) "Nasard 3" if pressed. I also tried to project additional sound by creating a semi-dome out of Masonite above the Swell. At the same time the splayed trackers to the Pedal Bourdon were repaired and the controlling ventil releathered and re-strung. I cared for the organ perhaps another eighteen months. The Oboe is subsequent to my activities, and might have been done by Archie Marchi and Joe Corkedale. (Database Manager. December 31, 2010)

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Facade pipes and console. Photograph by Thomas McNamara 2012-06-16

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the organ Nov. 18, 2010

  • Geo. A. Chapman, New-York (ca. 1885)
    
    Two manuals of 58 notes
    Flat Pedalboard of 27 notes
    Balanced Swell Pedal
    Tracker action.
    Slider chests.
    
    (Left jamb)
    SWELL
    Violin Diapason 8'
    St. Diap. Treble 8'
    St. Diap. Bass 8'
    Flute Harmonique 4'
    Violina 4’
    *(Missing stop name plate) 2 2/3’ (Not original)
    Sw. Tremolo
    
    (Right jamb)
    GREAT
    Open Diapason 8'
    Dulciana 8'
    Melodia 8'
    Unison Bass 8’
    Octave 4'
    Fifteenth 2’
    **Hautboy 8’ (Not original)
    
    PEDAL (on right jamb)
    Bourdon 16'
    
    COUPLERS (on left jamb)
    Sw. to Ped
    Gt. to Ped.
    Sw. to Gt.
    (on right jamb)
    Pedal Check
    Bellows Signal [name plate missing from stop knob; this is an educated guess]
    
    COMBINATION PEDALS
    The are currently unlabelled and non-functioning, but probably standard piano 
    & forte pedals for the Great
    
    Balanced, offset Swell shoe
    
    * 1980’s addition built by John Hupalo, voiced by Andy Huntington, installed by 
    Gordon Auchincloss, replaced original Aeoline 8’
    ** Late 20th addition, tubed off the Great, added (perhaps) by Marchi & 
    Corkedale
    
    [Received from Joseph Bertolozzi 2010-12-31.]
  • Stoplist taken from the organ Nov. 18, 2010 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.