Pictured Above: New organ by Meloni & Farrier (II/35) for Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, Astoria, NY

 2017


New York Metro Pipe Organ Service, Inc., d.b.a.

MELONI & FARRIER ORGANBUILDERS

      

U.S. Representative for Anton Skrabl (skrabl,com)

 

Pictured Above:  1790 Chamber Organ for St. David's School, New York City. Carved Fallboard Dated 1634 (Metropolitan Museum of Art). Restored by Meloni & Farrier, 2003


About Our Company

Offering more than three decades of expertise and experience, Meloni & Farrier Organbuilders is proud to be regarded as one of the premier restorers and builders of fine pipe organs in the New York Metropolitan area. Our goal is to provide the highest standard of workmanship, reliability and service to our clients. 

Meloni & Farrier Organbuilders, a member firm of the International Society of Organbuilders, specializes in all types of organ restorations, and 19th century organs in particular. For the past 30 years, we have been engaged in building, restoring and maintaining organs throughout the United States.

We are a full service pipe organ company and provide tuning, cleaning and repairs, as well as full restorations, upgrades, new additions and new instruments.

Meloni & Farrier maintains a workshop in an historic loft building in lower Westchester County, New York.

Anthony Meloni is the U.S. Representative for Skrabl Orglarstvo of Slovenia. In this capacity, he is responsible for sales and installations of new organs.

Anthony Meloni was a student at Manhattan School of Music from 1973-1976, majoring in Music Theory. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 1977 from SUNY at Purchase, and subsequently attended Teachers college at Columbia University. His musical training also involved studies in piano, harpsichord and organ, including keyboard studies with Anthony Newman. After teaching for a brief time at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights, one of the premier private grade schools in New York City, he embarked on a career in instrument building.

Mr. Meloni worked for Zuckermann Harpsichords in the mid-1970's, during which time he was responsible for building and decorating Zuckermann instruments for clients throughout the United States.  His career in organ building and restoration began in 1977 at the firm of J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co.  He was responsible for maintenance and restoration work on many historic Odell organs.  Following the closing of Odell's doors in 1982, Mr. Meloni further honed his skills at the New York based Mann & Trupiano Organbuilders, where he worked on such historic instruments as the Appleton Organ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Aeolian Organ at the Frick Collection, St. Thomas Fifth Avenue and St. Mary the Virgin.  

Mr. Meloni is formerly the U.S. Representative for Rudolf von Beckerath Orgelbau, Hamburg, Germany (1999-2012) where his duties involved sales of new organs, as well as maintenance and warranty work. Mr. Meloni assisted long time Beckerath employee Klaus Schmekal on the restoration of the three manual von Beckerath at Yale University, and performed major post-hurricane restorative repairs on the Beckerath at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston.

Anthony Meloni lives in Rye, NY with his wife Sharla Nafziger (www.sharlanafziger.com), children Lia and Luca, ChaCha the cat, and Rocco the dog. 


 
 

NEW DIRECT-ELECTRIC WIND CHEST

Outstanding Reliability

19 CENT. SLIDER WIND CHEST

Expert Restorations

 

STAFF

ANTHONY MELONI

Owner, Director

MIRA ZDUN

General Restoration Work

CRAIG VAN ORSDALE

Foreman, Electronics, General Organbuilding

 

ERIC MAYER

Pipe Maker, Cabinetry

JAIRO OSORNO

General Restoration Work

 

1840 Henry Erben, First Moravian Church, New York City, Full Restoration.
Pictured: New Keydesk and Stop Jambs.

 

NEW ORGAN FOR THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, ASTORIA, NY. TWO MANUALS, 35 STOPS. COMPLETED IN 2016.

FULL RESTORATION, ODELL OPUS 128, CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, CHESTER, NJ. BUILT IN 1873, RESTORED IN 2005.

 ODELL OPUS 76, BUILT IN 1868. FULL RESTORATION, CURRENTLY IN WORKSHOP.

OVERVIEW:
SKRABL ORGLARSTVO, SLOVENIA
ANTHONY MELONI, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

CHAMBER/PRACTICE ORGAN BY ANTON SKRABL

ANTON SKRABL OPUS #245

MELONI & FARRIER ORGANBUILDERS
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

MELONI & FARRIER ORGANBUILDERS WORKSHOP, RESTORATION OF A 1929 E.M. SKINNER HARP/CELESTE

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E.M. SKINNER #806

Restoration

E.M. SKINNER #806
BUILT 1929

Complete Restoration
Private Residence
Greenwich, CT

E.M. SKINNER # 806

Restoration

 

ORGANS FOR SALE

Zimmer Practice Organ built in 1982, Opus #300, like new.

Manual I- 8' Gedackt, 4' Spillflote; Manual II- 8' Rohrflote, 2' Hohlflote; Pedal- 8' Holzgedackt

H- 10' 1", D- 5', W-5'

$18,000. plus installation, or best offer.

SOLD

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ZIMMER PRACTICE ORGAN

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ZIMMER

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ZIMMER

 

Continuo Organ, 4 Stops with Pedal, by Anton Skrabl. 
Details upon request.

 

AEOLIAN OPUS #871

Considered to be the oldest extant Aeolian Organ (Votey Nameplate, 1899), this instrument was extracted from the Vanderbilt/Fabbri mansion on East 62nd St. in New York City. It requires a full restoration. Two manuals, 18 stops. Please contact us for details.

CONTINUO ORGAN BY ANTON SKRABL

This organ contains two stops (8'-4') and  is currently available for rent.
We can build you a custom made Continuo organ of two, three or four stops (four stops with or without pull-down pedal).
Prices upon request.

PRACTICE ORGAN BY
ANTON SKRABL

This is one of our standard designs, and is very popular with our European and UK clients. Details upon request.

 

ORGANS FOR SALE

 

ODELL OPUS #76, 1868

This organ was sold and installed in 2019 to St Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, Albuquerque, NM

Restoration by Meloni & Farrier

Manual- Expressive

8' Open Diapason (TC)

8' Keroulophone (TC)

8' Dulciana (TC)

8' Clarionet Flute (TC)

8' Stopped Diapason Bass

4' Principal

2' Fifteenth

Tremulant

Pedal-

16' Bourdon 27 notes

Manual/Pedal Coupler

1938 STEINWAY 'L'
$40,000.

This SPECTACULAR Steinway 'L'was completely restored in 2017 by former Steinway Artisans. It received a new soundboard, pinblock, strings, new Renner hammers and repititions; Original ivory naturals in perfect condition, buffed and beautiful.

SOLD

MUSTEL HARMONIUM,
CA. 1927

This instrument has great potential. It needs some restorative work to the winding system, but not much.

I simply do not have the time or inclination to restore this, so I am seeking to recover my investment of $4000.

Details upon request.

SOLD

ORGANS FOR SALE

Visser Rowland Organ

14 Stops, built in 1985, Excellent condtion. Asking $40k, or best offer. Installation by Meloni & Farrier is about $45k. I am representing a church for the sale of this instrument. Please    e mail me at tony@meloniandfarrier.com for more details.

SOLD

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MY FAMILY

Tony, Sharla, Luca and Lia
Atlantic Beach, Ammagansett, NY
2016

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HAYRIDE, NORTH SALEM, NY

2012

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BIRTHDAY WITH THE FAMILY

2016

 

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