Timothy E. Smith dedication recital

January 20, 2019
Rebuilt 1960 Casavant organ,Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, Binghamton, New York
Rebuilt 1960 Casavant organ,Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, Binghamton, New York

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, Binghamton, New York, dedicated its rebuilt 1960 Casavant organ with a recital by Timothy E. Smith, organist and choir director of the church, on October 5. The recital included music of Franck, Guilain, Yon, Hampton, Bach, and Guilmant, and was followed by a reception.

Over the last year, Smith, who designed changes to the organ, supervised the crew that carried out the modifications. In addition to pipework changes, a new mobile console was built to replace the original. Aside from removal, replacement, relocating, and revoicing of various ranks of pipes, a new unenclosed, seven-rank Nave division was mounted on its own chest and casework, facing into the nave. Three digital pedal stops were added. The new console, as well as the casework and supporting framework of the Nave division, were built by local craftsman (and retired Binghamton University music professor) Bruce Borton. The instrument now comprises three manuals, 49 ranks.