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Opus 25

Nov 2, 08:56 am

Opus 25

Ravinia Park Festival
Highland Park, Illinois

Year of commission 1983
Relocated in 2006

First built for Mrs. Ann Gerdom Residence in1983, Evansville, Illinois, this instrument was purchased in 1993 by Ravinia Park Festival, Highland Park, Illinois.

Organ case in cherry and the 50 notes compass of this Continuo organ is: Manual C, D, D# to d'.

The 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 housing the 115V - 60 Hz blower-motor as well as the first five larger pipes of the Holzgedackt.

The lower case has heavy-duty piano wheels for mobility. The organ has a music rack. The domed caps of the Rohrflöte 4' are soldered permanently to the pipe body. The ears at the mouth are made of rolled lead sheet metal for tuning. Cone-tuning is employed. All pipes are fastened downward with screws to avoid dislodging during transport. (Total height 74'', width 3'', depth 28.5''. Height of upper case 48'').

In the Summer of 2009, "Lyle Lovett and his Large Band" used this instrument at Ravinia Park Festival.

4 stops | 4 ranks
Mechanical action | Continuo