Sanctuary Organ (2002)

CONGREGATION EMANU-EL
of the City of New York
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THE WORLD'S LARGEST synagogue pipe organ, Glück Opus Seven is a worship and concert instrument that embodies grandeur and subtlety on an uncommon scale. Of its 135 ranks, 66 were retained and revoiced from the 1929 Casavant instrument, including the long-silent Orchestral String Ensemble and the Echo organ at the West end. The organ had undergone radical mechanical and tonal modifications in the 1950s and 1980s, and  Temple Emanu-El commissioned this instrument after the success of Glück Opus 5 in Beth-El Chapel.

THE ORIGINAL ORGAN was designed and scaled when the landmark 2,500-seat Sanctuary existed only on paper, without the opportunity to respond to its built environment. The new instrument's extensive upperwork and brilliant reed choruses are scaled for the vast room, voiced on pressures from six to twenty-six inches. It fulfills its regular liturgical duties of accompanying the cantorate, instrumentalists, and the temple's professional choir, and as a concert instrument, its tonal signature is unmistakable.



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GREAT ORGAN
(Manual II)

Double Open Diapason
Bourdon
First Open Diapason
Second Open Diapason
Third Open Diapason
Open Flute
Chimney Flute
Gemshorn
Principal
Octave
Harmonic Flute
Twelfth
Fifteenth
Cornet V ranks
Mixture Major V-VII ranks
Sharp Mixture IV ranks
Double Trumpet
Trumpet
Clarion
Chimes (in Echo)
Celesta
Great Silent

SWELL ORGAN
(Manual III)

Bourdon Doux
Open Diapason
Stopped Diapason
Flûte Harmonique
Viole de Gambe
Voix Céleste
Æoline
Flûte Conique
Flûte Céleste
Principal
Violina
Flauto Traverso
Piccolo
Sesquialtera I-II ranks
Clear Mixture III ranks
Full Mixture IV ranks
Bombarde Harmonique
Trompette Harmonique
Hautbois
Voix Humaine
Clairon Harmonique
Tremulant
Swell to Swell
Swell Silent
Swell to Swell



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STRING ENSEMBLE
(Floating)

Contra Gamba
Grand Gamba
Grand Gamba Céleste
First Violin (parent)
Second Violin (sharp)
Third Violin (flat)
Viola
Viola Céleste
Cornet des Violes V
Tremulant
String to String
String to String

TUBA ORGAN
(Floating)

Tuning Reference
Chazozerot
Chazozerot
Chazozerot

PEDAL ORGAN
Grand Open Bass
Open Diapason Wood
Open Diapason Metal
Violone
Dulciana
Gemshorn
First Bourdon
Second Bourdon
Bourdon Doux
Quint
Principal
Open Flute
Violoncello
Stopped Flute
Fifteenth
Open Flute
Mixture IV ranks
Contra Trombone
Trombone
Bassoon
Trumpet
Clarion
Chimes

ECHO PEDAL
Sub Bass
Principal
Stopped Flute



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CHOIR ORGAN
(Manual I)

Gemshorn
Open Diapason
Melodia
Gamba
Gamba Céleste
Dolce
Dolce Céleste
Principal
Chimney Flute
Nazard
Recorder
Tierce
Mixture III ranks
Bassoon
Trumpet
Clarinet
Clarion
Tremulant
Celesta
Choir to Choir
Choir Silent
Choir to Choir


SOLO ORGAN
(Manual IV)

Stentorphone
Major Open Flute
Violoncello
Fugara
Grand Chorus V ranks
Harmonics V ranks
English Horn
Orchestral Oboe
Tremulant
Bombarde Harmonique
Trompette Harmonique
French Horn
Clairon Harmonique
Chimes
Celesta
Solo to Solo
Solo Silent
Solo to Solo


ECHO ORGAN
(Floating)

Open Diapason
Cor de Nuit
Viole Ætheria
Voix Mystique
Spire Flute
Shofar
Musette
Tremulant
Echo to Echo