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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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′

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

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: Corpus Christi Organ

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


False Pipes

This old tinted postcard shows the false pipes
that went with the 1936 Hammond electric organ.


Opening Year

In 1956 the parish could finally afford a real pipe organ!