The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York

New York, New York

Opus 12 (ongoing)

For nearly a decade, Glück New York has been carrying out a series of tonal revisions and additions to the Sanctuary Organ at First Presbyterian Church. This project reached an important milestone in the spring of 2007 with the installation of a new drawknob console fashioned of oak, walnut, mahogany, rosewood, pao ferro, and green jade. Along with a complete rewiring of the organ, a state-of-the-art digital switching system has allowed for significant reconfiguration of the instrument's tonal resources, along with preparations for a floating Tower division.

Noteworthy features of the recent work include the establishment of two main divisions (Werck and Great) and an unenclosed eight-rank Grand Chorus based at 16’ pitch. In the coming months, Glück New York will be installing a mounted V-rank Cornet and a high-pressure Tuba division to crown the organ. Additional enhancements are planned for the future, in consultation with Dr. William Entriken, Organist and Choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church.

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