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Opus 23

Nov 2, 08:49 am

Opus 23

Central Presbyterian Church
Clayton, Missouri
Year of Commission 1983

The walnut organ case is of baroque design, with solid frame and raised panel construction. The keyboard has granadilla wood for the naturals and white beech wood for the sharps. Sticker action is employed for the mechanical key and stop action.

The organ is built in two pieces; the upper case housing the chest, keyboard, pipes and key action, the lower case house the 115V- 60 Hz blower-motor as well as the first larger five pipes of the Holzgedackt.
(Total height 74'', width 38'', depth 28.5''. Height of upper case 48''.)

This instrument is a Continuo organ with a 47 notes compass: Manual E to d'''. This small organ was built in a series of four as Opus 22, 23, 31 and 48. The cabinets of Opus 22, 31 and 48 are in cherry and for Opus 23 the cabinet is in walnut.

Opus 22, 1983, First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennesse.

Opus 31, 1983, Calvary Church, Memphis, Tennessee.

Opus 48, 1988, Indiana Univesity of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.

3 stops | 3 ranks
Mechanical action | Continuo