The Church of the Holy Trinity, serving Roman Catholics on the Upper West Side since 1898, commemorated its hundredth anniversary with the installation of the new Létourneau pipe organ and the founding of the music series. Manufactured in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, this organ is Létourneau's Opus 53 and their only New York installation. Containing nearly 2100 pipes and featuring a Royal Trumpet en chamade, it serves as a visual and aural crown to the liturgical life of Holy Trinity Parish and is a jewel in Holy Trinity's unmatched architectural environment.
The Létourneau organ at Holy Trinity Church was tonally designed to excel in both French Symphonic and German Baroque organ literature. The nomenclature of the various stops is French and many of the stops are modeled after those of the great nineteenth century French organ builders such as Cavaillé-Coll. The reeds, in particular, are in the fiery French mold and the generously scaled flutes, particularly the flûte harmoníque, have a French accent. The clean, singing principals join to form an organum plenum that is ideal for polyphonic music, particularly that of the seventeenth century.
The three-manual, 34-stop organ follows historic principals of organ design utilizing mechanical key action. Designed along neo-romantic tonal lines, the richness and splendor of its sound, enhanced by Holy Trinity's unmatched acoustics, will thrill listeners for generations to come.
St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
Opus 53 (1997)
Mechanical key action
Electric stop action
34 stops, 38 ranks
|Orgues Létourneau Ltée|
|Grand Orgue (Manual I) — 58 notes|
|8||Flûte Harmonique||58||1 3/5||Tierce||58|
|8||Flûte a Chemineé||58||Fourniture IV||232|
|Récit (Manual II) – enclosed, 58 notes|
|8||Principal Etroit||58||1 1/3||Larigot||58|
|8||Cor de Nuit||58||Plein jeu IV||232|
|8||Viole de gambe||58||16||Basson||58|
|8||Voix Céleste (TC)||46||8||Hautbois||58|
|4||Flûte à Fuseau||58||Tremblant|
|2||Flûte à Bec||58|
|Solo (Manual III) – 58 notes|
|8||Trompette Royal Chamade||58|
|Pédale – 32 notes|
|32||Bourdon [ext., 1-12 digital]||4||Basse de Choral||32|