Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc., of Stowe, Pennsylvania, has been commissioned to build a new organ for Emanuel Lutheran Church, Fitchburg Massachusetts. The two-manual, 20-rank instrument with stopkey console will feature slider chests and will be completely enclosed in two separate expression boxes housed behind a Frank Friemel-designed case that fits this post-Modernist 1970s building. Installation is expected in the first quarter of 2022.
Aside from the new Pedal Principal in the façade, all fluework will be retained from the church’s existing 1896 Hook and Hastings Opus 1127, originally built for the Calvinistic Congregational Church, Fitchburg, and will be augmented with pipework from 1872 E. & G. G. Hook Opus 616 in the builder’s inventory.
For information: pjmorgans.com.
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