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    Superb new organ in town ...

    Quimby Pipe Organ company just completed a IV/57 at Catalina United Methodist Church here in Tucson. It replaced a III/34 Reuter that was built in 1957. Most of the old pipework was able to be re-used in the new instrument.

    This new instrument now becomes the 2nd largest pipe organ in our town ... the 1st largest is a III/65 Aeolian Skinner in an Episcopal parish.

    Ken Cowan played a magnificent Dedicatory Recital this past Friday evening. The church was packed full.

    Today (Saturday) there was a Q & A with the builder, Mike Quimby, and their lead voicer, Eric Johnson, fielding questions about the organ.

    We also got to see a powerpoint presentation of the complete restoration of the St. John the Divine organ (NYC) which was done by Quimby, Warrensburg, Mo.

    Mr Cowan's program:
    • Fete, Op. 51 Jean Langlais
    • Beelzebub's Laugh (Etude-Caprice, Op 66) Rachel Laurin
    • Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme J. S. Bach
    • Von Gott will ich night lassen
    • Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein
    • Fuge a la Gigue (BWV 577)
    • Prelude to Die Meistersinger Richard Wagner


    In the 2nd half of the program:
    • Pastorale Roger-Ducasse
    • Danse Macabre Saint-Saens
    • Fantasy on the Chorale Wachet auf Max Reger


    The organ was first played, and dedicated, on Easter Sunday.

    Kh ♫

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    Have you booked a slot Kh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikam View Post
    Have you booked a slot Kh?
    Eventually, I hope ... Our local AGO chapter is hosting an organ crawl in the near future, inviting the Northern Arizona Chapter AGO to see/hear/play our better organ about town. This one will definitely be on the 'crawl' list.

    I've attached the specification (PDF):

    Quimby Opus 70.pdf

    And the organ console - picture taken before being moved into the church.

    Quimby Console.pdf

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    impressive looking console..any chance of a audio/video pesentation?
    ....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

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    I might be able to get some recordings of it when we do the AGO organ crawl this summer. The last organ crawl we did, I took along my Zoom H-4 digital recorder and my camera.

    Kh ♫

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