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The Organ

The church houses the Arnold Schwartz Memorial Organ, one of the finest organs in the country. Its concert series hosts world class artists and seeks to bring great sacred music to the community. The church also hosts the Midday Music concerts, which take place every Tuesday at 12:30 in the fall and spring, as well as a series of summer concerts.

Specifications of the Arnold Schwartz Memorial Organ

C. B. Fisk, Inc., Opus 92, 1988

GREAT (manual I) SWELL (manual II)

16' Bourdon 8' Gambe

8' Prestant 8' Voix céleste

8' Spire Flute 8' Cor de nuit

8' Harmonic Flute 4' Spitzflute

4' Octave 2-2/3' {--Quinte

4' Rohrflute {--Sesquialtera II

2' {--Fifteenth 2' {--Doublette

{--Mixture V-VIII {--Fourniture III

8' Cornet V (from c1) 16' Dulcian

8' Trumpet 8' Trompette

8' Cromorne 8' Hautbois

BRUSTWERK (manual III) PEDAL

8' Stopt Diapason 16' Open Bass

4' Flute 16' {--Bourdon

2' {--Waldflöte 32' {--Bourdon

{--Double Cymbal III 8' Baarpijp

8' Regal 8' Bourdon

4' Schawm 4' {--Octave

{--Mixture IV

16' Trombone

N.B. Bracketed pairs of stops are each controlled by a single knob. Drawing the knob halfway brings on the first stop, drawing it fully brings on the second stop.

Couplers Great to Pedal Swell to Great

Swell to Pedal Brustwerk to Swell

Brustwerk to Pedal Brustwerk to Great

Zimbelstern with five bells from Whitechapel Foundry, England

Balanced Swell pedal

Tremulant affecting the entire organ

Wind Stabilizer

Combination action: Two pairs of adjustable combination pedals (On & Off for left-hand side; On & Off for right-hand side)

Direct mechanical action to both Stop and Key action

Keydesk: Built into the front of the organ case. Manuals CC-a3, 58 notes, naturals of grenadil, sharps of rosewood capped with bone. Pedals CC-f1, 30 notes.

Casework of quarter-sawn white oak with decorations in walnut and 23-karat gold leaf.

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