New Organs

January 19, 2003

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Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc., Stowe,
Pennsylvania, has completed the restoration of the 1869 E.&G.G. Hook Opus
505. At the time of its removal in 1996, it was the last completely intact
original Hook organ within the city of Philadelphia. The organ was originally
built for the Greene Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, at a cost
of $3,000, which had at the time been raised by the church's ladies auxiliary.
Visited in 1960 at one of the earliest conventions of the Organ Historical
Society, this instrument survived largely intact though little used in the
ensuing years.

By January of 1996, the church was all but abandoned and
serious structural deterioration from years of neglect was evident. Daylight
was visible through the ceiling and plants were sprouting from the more than
three feet of lime that had accumulated on the floor from the water soaked
plaster walls. Patrick J. Murphy and organ collector Robert B. Whiting
purchased the organ and removed it shortly thereafter.

Mr. Whiting commissioned the Murphy firm to perform an
extensive restoration based on the guidelines suggested by the Organ Historical
Society. The restored organ was slated for installation in Mr. Whiting's organ
studio located in the rolling countryside near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

Work included retabling of both manual windchests and
reconstruction of the double rise bellows. Conscientious repairs made to the
organ in 1960 by Brantley A. Duddy facilitated retention of much of the
physical character of the instrument. An entirely new wooden key action
including new wooden squares was installed; all pipework was restored with new
tuning collars while retaining all original voicing; the casework was
refinished; and the facade pipes were re-stenciled by PJM associate Thomas
Feeser. Both reed stops were carefully cleaned and restored by Eastern Organ Pipes.

Unfortunately, Mr. Whiting passed on before completion of
the project, and it was left to Patrick J. Murphy to complete the work and
secure a suitable new home.

In the spring of 1999 negotiations were completed with the
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Agoura, California, just north of Los
Angeles, for the purchase of Opus 505. The organ presently enjoys a front
center location within an acoustically excellent room. Through the efforts of
Carol Foster, organist of the Church of the Epiphany, and the Rev. Hank
Mitchel, Pastor, the instrument now serves a thriving congregation augmented by
an active adult choir and an enthusiastic children's choir.

Installation was completed in the fall of 1999 by members of
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc., augmented by associates of the Organ
Clearing House. Workers included Amory Atkins, Ronald Care, William Dixon,
Matthew Farrell, Thomas Feeser, James Gruber, Richard Hamar, Scot Huntington,
Matthew Jones, Alan Laufman, Clem Mirto, Patrick J. Murphy, John Serdy, and
Joshua Wood.

 

GREAT

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bourdon
(tc)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Open
Diapason

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Melodia
(tc)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Dulciana
(tc)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Stopped
Bass

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Octave

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Fifteenth

                                    Mixture
II

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trumpet

SWELL

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Open
Diapason

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Keraulophon
(tc)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Stopped
Diapason Treble

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Stopped
Diapason Bass

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Violina

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Harmonic
Flute

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flautino
(prep)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oboe

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Bassoon

                                    Tremulant

PEDALE

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bourdon

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flote

 

                                    Sw/Gt

                                    Gt/Ped

                                    Sw/Ped

 

Mixture: 19/22, 1–24; 12/19, 25–58.

 

Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Uniontown, Ohio, has built a new organ
for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Canton, Ohio. The instrument incorporates 13
stops and some mechanics from the previous E.M. Skinner organ. The original
23-rank organ had been drastically altered over the years. The builder created
a new instrument, using as much of the original as could be salvaged. The
Skinner stops were restored and returned to their original location and
purpose, some of the pipes added over the years were retained, rescaled and
revoiced, and new stops were added to create a cohesive whole.

The original two-stop Solo division was expanded and Pedal
stops were borrowed up in the French Resonance tradition. Original Skinner
borrows from Swell to Great were retained. Some Skinner windchests were
retained with complete restoration and were augmented with new Kegg chests. A
new Kegg console and control systems were furnished to allow complete control
of the organ. Tonal design and finishing were done in consultation with
Fredrick Bahr, Organist and Choirmaster, who also serves as flue voicer and
draftsman of the Kegg firm. The organ was completed in 1998.

 

GREAT

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Violone
(prep)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Open
Diapason (Ped)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Principal

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Bourdon

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gambe
(prep)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gedeckt
(Sw)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flauto
Dolce (Sw)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flute
Celeste (Sw)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Octave

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gemshorn
(Sw)

                  22/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>      Twelfth

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Fifteenth

                                    Mixture
III-IV (new pipes)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bombarde
(85 pipes, 1-12 Ped)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bassoon
(Sw)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trompette

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trumpet
(Sw)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flugel
Horn (Sw)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clarion

                                    Tremulant

                                    Chimes
(prep)

                                    Gt
16-UO-4

                                    Sw/Gt
16-8-4

                                    Ch/Gt
16-8-4

                                    So/Gt
16-8-4

                                    Gt/Ch
transfer

SWELL

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Lieblich
Gedeckt

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Violin
Diapason

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gedeckt

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Salicional

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Voix
Celeste

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flauto
Dolce

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flute
Celeste

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Principal
(new pipes & chest)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gemshorn

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Harmonic
Flute

                  22/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>      Nazard

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Octave
(12 new pipes & chest)

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Block
Flute

                  13/5' style='mso-tab-count:1'>      Tierce

                                    Plein
Jeu III

                                    Cymbale
III (from Plein Jeu, top                                                                  repeats)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bassoon
(12 pipes)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trumpet
(61 new pipes)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flugel
Horn

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Vox
Humana

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clarion
(61 new pipes)

                                    Tremulant

                                    MIDI
Ch. 3

                                    Sw
16-UO-4

                                    So/Sw
8

CHOIR

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Concert
Flute

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Klein
Erzähler II

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Fugara

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Spillflute

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Italian
Principal

                  11/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>      Larigot

                                    Glocken
III

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Krummhorn

                                    Tremulant

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Fanfare
(So)

                                    Midi
Ch. 2

                                    Ch
16-UO-4

                                    Sw/Ch
16-8-4

                                    So/Ch
8

SOLO

                                    enclosed

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clarinet
(61 new pipes)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             French
Horn

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Tuba

                                    Tremulant

                                    MIDI
Ch. 4

                                    unenclosed

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Open
Diapason (Ped)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Major
Flute (Ped)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flute
(Ped)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Trombone
(Ped)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Tromba
(Ped)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clarion
(Ped)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Fanfare
(prep)

                                    Chimes
(Gt)

                                    Solo
16-UO-4

PEDAL

                  32' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bourdon
(derived Lieb Ged)

                  32' style='mso-tab-count:1'>         
Resultant (derived Subbass)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Open
Diapason

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Subbass

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Violone
(Gt)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Lieblich
Gedeckt (Sw)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Octave
(ext)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Major
Flute (ext)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gambe
(Gt)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Still
Gedeckt (Sw)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Choral
Bass (ext)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flute
(12 new pipes)

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flute
(12 new pipes)

                  22/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>      Mixture II

                  32' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Harmonics
(Subbass & Bassoon)

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Trombone

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bassoon
(Sw)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Tromba
(ext)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flugel
Horn

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clarion
(ext)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clarinet
(So)

                                    MIDI
Ch. 1

                                    Gt/Ped
8-4

                                    Sw/Ped
8-4

                                    Ch/Ped
8-4

                                    So/Ped
8-4

 

Jaeckel, Inc., Duluth, MN, has built a new organ, Opus 19,
for Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, Sturgeon Bay, WI: 23 ranks, 1165 pipes. The
strong historic emphasis placed on congregational singing in the Moravian
church finds its fulfillment in classic organs of Europe and America. The tonal
design includes a complete principal chorus on the Great division. The Great
and Swell are of somewhat equal power despite the differing color
characteristics of each division. The Swell 4' Principal is of critical
important in this concept, and the voicing of the Swell 8' stops remains
relatively bold. The Pedal complements this scheme and is designed to provide a
firm foundation for the Great plenum even without the Great to Pedal coupler.
Manual/pedal compass is 56/30; tremulant affects the entire organ; two preset
mechanical combination pedals: No. 1, Plenum, No. 2, Cornet solo with
accompaniment; one cancel pedal; solid wood cabinet; adjustable bench;
temperament: Kellner.

 

HAUPTWERK

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Prinzipal

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Prinzipal

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gemshorn

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Rohrflöte

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oktave

                                    Kornett
V (TF)

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Nachthorn

                  22/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>     Quinte

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Mixtur
II-III

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oktave

                                    Mixtur
IV-VI

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Trompete

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Großtrompete

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trompete

                                    Tremulant

                                    Zimbelstern

                                    OW/HW

                                    SW/HW

SCHWELLWERK

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bourdon

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Viola
di Gamba

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Voix
Celeste (TC)

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Bourdon

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oktave

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flute
Harmonic

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Waldflöte

                                    Mixtur
IV

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Bombarde

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trompette

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Hautbois

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Clairon

                                    Tremulant

OBERWERK

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Geigen
Prinzipal

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Querflöte

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Quintade

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oktave

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Blockflöte

                  22/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>     Nasat

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oktave

                  2' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Nachthorn

                  13/5' style='mso-tab-count:1'>     Terz

                  11/3' style='mso-tab-count:1'>     Quinte

                  11/7' style='mso-tab-count:1'>     Septime

                  IV style='mso-tab-count:1'>            Scharff

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Dulzian

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Krummhorn

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Großtrompete

                                    Tremulant

                                    SW/OB

PEDAL

                  32' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Untersatz

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Prinzipalbaß

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Subbaß

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Oktavbaß

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Gedacktbaß

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Choralbaß

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Flötenbaß

                                    Mixtur
IV

                  32' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Kontraposaune

                  16' style='mso-tab-count:1'>          Posaune

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Trompete

                  8' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Großtrompete

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Großtrompete

                  4' style='mso-tab-count:1'>             Schalmey

                                    HW/P

                                    OW/P

                                    SW/P

 

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