Opus 48

Nov 3, 08:26 AM

Opus 48

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Year of commission 1988

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

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

Opus 23, 1983, Central Presbyterian Church, Clayton Missouri.

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

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. The key and stop action is mechanical. Sticker action is employed. .

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 and larger five pipes of the Holzgedackt.

The 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 to ease the tuning. Cone tuning is employed. All pipes are fastened downward with screws to avoid dislodging during transport.

Dimensions: Total height 64'', width 32'', depth 28.5''. (Height of uppercase 42'').

3 stops | 3 ranks
Mechanical organ | Continuo