Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: organ installation blog is up

  1. #1
    Midshipman, Forte
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    39
    Post Thanks / Like

    organ installation blog is up

    hi all, you may want to follow along with the installation of Sebastian Gluck's Opus 13, Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence, NJ...

    here's the link... www.jgirv.wordpress.com the action starts this Sunday at 10:30 AM, as the congregation welcomes the 18-wheeler delivery!

  2. #2
    Duckmeister teddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    8,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks for the link. very interesting and very informative for people like me who know very little about organs. Best of luck Sunday

    teddy

  3. #3
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso wljmrbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Taylors, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3,057
    Post Thanks / Like
    Interesting reading and well done so far... Good Luck with installation.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

  4. #4
    Commodore con Forza GoneBaroque's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Et in Arcadia Ego
    Posts
    646
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks so much for the interesting report. I imagine many of the church people are eagerly awaiting Sunday. The new pipes for the Bassoon rank look great. Looking forward to the next progress report.
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

    Rob

  5. #5
    Midshipman, Forte
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    39
    Post Thanks / Like
    ... I think a great deal of the church folks have no real idea of what's in the truck. There will be some nice photos up by Monday.

  6. #6
    Commodore con Forza
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    544
    Post Thanks / Like
    How downright thoughtful of them to put lights in the organ case. The tuners are sure to appreciate that.

    Is this a mechanical or electric action? Obviously, the stops are electric, but that crossbreed is common nowadays. Just can't do without those handy little pistons.

    Holz Violone??? That's a new one.

    It says one rank of pipes is 100 years old. Built for the ages. Also, 11 ranks are from the previous organ. Does this involve any re-voicing or other modifications? Using old pipes is nothing new -- a certain Cavaille-Coll used to do that.

    I don't see any mention of what organ company is doing this job. Who is it?
    Last edited by dll927; Aug-11-2011 at 18:28.

  7. #7
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso wljmrbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Taylors, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3,057
    Post Thanks / Like
    Very well done again in Aug, ed. I enjoyed reading your experiences with the installation. Looks like the Congregation are enjoying this work too.Look forard to your progress
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

  8. #8
    Midshipman, Forte
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    39
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by dll927 View Post
    How downright thoughtful of them to put lights in the organ case. The tuners are sure to appreciate that.

    I would imagine that it's pretty standard procedure!

    Is this a mechanical or electric action? Obviously, the stops are electric, but that crossbreed is common nowadays. Just can't do without those handy little pistons.

    This is electro-pneumatic action controlling both slider and unit chests.

    Holz Violone??? That's a new one.

    Ah, but organ builders have been using descriptive names (their own) for centuries. This one refers to a wood bass of the string family.


    It says one rank of pipes is 100 years old. Built for the ages. Also, 11 ranks are from the previous organ. Does this involve any re-voicing or other modifications? Using old pipes is nothing new -- a certain Cavaille-Coll used to do that.

    Yes, lots of revoicing, and some re-purposing. (A rank from a former mixture on the old instrument is being made into the Recorder 2') And yes, the organ is made up of a combination of vintage, re-used, and brand-new pipe work.


    I don't see any mention of what organ company is doing this job. Who is it?

    sorry you missed that, but it's on the blog in several places. Sebastian Gluck of NYC is the designer and tonal finisher. Should be pretty wonderful when done.

  9. #9
    Midshipman, Forte
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    39
    Post Thanks / Like
    bumping the new pictures... http://jgirv.wordpress.com/ enjoy, and stop by in a few months when it's all ready to go. Bring your organ shoes and you're welcome to play. --- jgirv

  10. #10
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso wljmrbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Taylors, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3,057
    Post Thanks / Like
    Very interesting that you choose to have the fasade sound. Should make a fuller sound I would think. Enjoyed the new pictures and commentary..
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

  11. #11
    Commodore con Forza GoneBaroque's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Et in Arcadia Ego
    Posts
    646
    Post Thanks / Like
    Very beautiful. I am sure it will be a major addition to your worship. Looking forward to more news.
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

    Rob

  12. #12
    Midshipman, Forte
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    39
    Post Thanks / Like
    getting wind on Wednesday...


    All the mechanicals are done, power to the console, now we turn the blower on on wednesday, and the tonal finishing will begin; the church re-dedication is on september 25th; we'll have at least 4-5 ranks ready to go by then (out of 33)

    .... enough to accompany the terrific Gramercy Brass Quartet, in any case, for the services.

  13. #13
    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    5,340
    Post Thanks / Like
    Hey - I just love to see a new pipe organ being erected, it's so magnificent. Can't wait for you to put an MP3 up for us to listen to it.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

  14. #14
    Midshipman, Forte
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    39
    Post Thanks / Like
    The organ now has the 8' Praestant, 8' Harmonic Flute, 16' Geigen and 4' Octave (all on the Great ) racked, and tuned for tonal finishing. The balance already is quite amazing, and Harmonic Flute is gorgeous... the Praestant has a wonderfully present sound to it and a cello-like sound in the tenor...

    ...I got to personally help in the racking of the pipes... a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Our choir sang with the organ for the first time in rehearsal later that evening... Really looking forward to getting the rest of it up and running. The first music the congregation will hear is some of the Stanley Voluntaries, as they sound well with just a few ranks.

    ...I'll post some sound samples as soon as I can.

  15. Likes GoneBaroque liked this post
  16. #15
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso wljmrbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Taylors, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3,057
    Post Thanks / Like
    Sounds great..looking forward to hearing them...
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Most interesting:organ installation,duet performance
    By wljmrbill in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Jun-27-2010, 21:38
  2. music blog
    By retna uk in forum [New Members] Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jun-26-2007, 19:01
  3. »Frederik Magle's Blog«
    By Frederik Magle in forum News, Reviews & Downloads
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Mar-21-2006, 06:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •