Muller Organ, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral of Cleveland, Ohio once housed a magnificent Skinner pipe organ dating from 1906. The Skinner instrument fell into disuse and was eventually removed after a new Flentrop organ was installed in the west end nave in 1977. When world-renowned organist Todd Wilson joined the Cathedral staff, he dreamed of the possibilities for an instrument in the original organ chambers at the front of the Cathedral and a plan was set in motion.
First, Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1188 was acquired for the core of a new instrument. Then, select ranks of Skinner Opus 245 were salvaged from the former Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Cleveland and incorporated into the plan for the instrument. This material provided a fine foundation on which to build the eventual new instrument.
This high-profile project was entrusted to Muller Pipe Organ Company of Croton, Ohio. Now in its 103rd year, Muller is known for its work with historic electro-pneumatic instruments. Todd Wilson shares “I saw the present Muller Company (two active generations) work miracles in reconstructing Skinner Opus 647 . . . and was confident that they would be able to provide similar results at Trinity Cathedral . . . That they have done.”
The new Muller organ at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio, is featured on the cover of the February issue of The Diapason.
For information: https://www.mullerpipeorgan.com/