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opus 18

Nov 2, 08:24 am

Opus 18

First Presbyterian Church of Belleville
Belleville, Illinois

Year of Commission 1981

The organ is in the front of the church and the casework is made of red oak. The mechanical key action console is detached.

Martin Ott met Glenn Freiner (1927 - 2007), in his first year in the USA in 1971. Martin installed that year a new Bosch instrument at McKendree University Chapel. Glenn Freiner was a member of the Music Faculty at the McKendree University. One of Freiner’s students was the world-class soprano Christen Brewer.

Gerhard Krapf ( 1924 - 2008), musician, organist and composer, played the Dedicatory Recital. In the audience was Paul Amadeus Pisk (1893 - 1990), an Austrian-born composer and musicologist, teaching at Washington University in St. Louis from 1963 to 1972.

18 stops | 26 ranks | 1 extension
Mechanical key action | Electric stop action