THE HOLTKAMP ORGAN (1956)

Corpus Christi Church’s splendid example of Walter Holtkamp’s American Classic organ is a three-manual instrument with 23 stops (29 ranks of pipes). The free-standing pipework is installed in the northwest gallery of the church, in a chamber directly above the organ console. This location and type of installation enables the organ to sound as beautiful as possible, taking full advantage of the church’s excellent acoustics.

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 ORGAN SPECIFICATIONS

GREAT ORGAN (slider chest)
Principal 8′
Gedackt 8′
Octave 4′
Superoctave 2′
Mixture (IV rank,1⅓′)
Trumpet 8′

SWELL ORGAN (enclosed)
Voix Celeste 8′
Gamba 8′
Lieblich Gedackt 8′
Spitzflöte 4′
Nachthorn 2′
Sesquialtera

POSITIV ORGAN
Copula 8′
Rohrflöte 4′
Principal 2′
Quinte 1⅓′
Zimbel (III rank, 1′)
Krummhorn 8′

PEDAL ORGAN
Subbass 16′
Octave 8′
Flauto dolce 8′
Choralbass 4′
Fagott 16′
Wind pressure 3″

The New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists has a page on this organ: http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/CorpusChristi.html

 

There is also a positif organ by Taylor & Boody (1987), Staunton, Virginia:  8´, 4´, 2´ flute.

 

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This old tinted postcard shows the false pipes            In 1956 the parish could finally afford a real pipe organ!
that went with the 1936 Hammond electric organ.