Category Archives: Organ

Report and photos of progress on the building of a new pipe organ by Russell Organ Company of Cambridgeport, Vt.

2014 Blessing the Fleet

Blessing the Fleet : Coast Guard presents the flag.

Blessing the Fleet : Coast Guard presents the flag.

 

2014 children at blessingThe children discuss what “blessing” means.

photoDan and Nancy Cabot read the names of the boats and captains…from trawlers to racing sculls.

2014 Blessing from rearIt was great to have a “full house” at Menemsha Texaco!

photoEd Rogers played wonderfully for us from “America the Beautiful” to “Amazing Grace” and Carol Loud played keyboard (she deserves a better instrument next year).

2014 trumpet from rear

Local Talent fixes rattle!

Keeping the pipes in order.

Bob Hungerford knows everything!

On a cold February afternoon, Bob Conway, Bob Hungerford and Clark Goff met to try to correct the rattle in  the organ pipes when certain tones were played. Bob Hungerford has worked on  pipes before.

They succeeded in tightening  some of the fastening by which the pipes attach to the pins in the case and that seems to have done the trick.

September 30 Organ Concert

After a beautiful dedication ceremony at morning worship, 7 Island organists showed off the new Russell Pipe Organ.  Stephen and Carole Russell were in the standing room only audience to hear the fabulous sounds.  Phil Dietterich was the morning speaker and the expert member of the Organ Committee.  Chilmark Church is indebted to him for much:  For inspiring us with his words and music, for organizing the wonderful concert, and for composing a beautiful piece of music, “Chilmark Autumn” which he introduced at the afternoon concert.

CHILMARK COMMUNITY CHURCH
PRESENTS
SEVEN ISLAND ORGANISTS IN CONCERT
Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4 pm
MUSIC TO CELEBRATE THE INSTALLATION
OF THE NEW STEPHEN J. RUSSELL ORGAN-OPUS 56

PROGRAM

Pipe Organ Primer for Opus 56 Hal Hopson, adapt.
Philip Dietterich
A Ground in G Henry Purcell
Carol Loud
Fantasia in G Minor J.S. Bach
David Rhoderick
Noel X (Grand Jeu et Duo) Louis Claude Daquin
Wesley Brown
Fugue in C Major (from Duet for Organ)    Samuel Wesley
Wesley Brown & Peter Boak

When In Our Music God Is Glorified Hymn No. 68

Three Characteristic Pieces Jean Langlais
1. Pastoral Prelude  2. Interlude  3 Bells
Nancy Rogers
Chilmark Autumn Philip Dietterich
Philip Dietterich
Fugue in G Minor (Little) J.S. Bach
Peter Boak
The Dashing Cavaliers Edmund Braham and E.T.Faull
Garrett Brow

No way to show how wonderful it sounded but here are some photos:

ORGAN BUILDERS AND THE ORGANISTS

Carole and Steve Russell, Garrett Brown, Nancy Rogers, Peter Boak, Carol Loud, David Rhoderick, Phil Dietterich

Arlene and Lia squeezing in the audience.

Enthusiastic applause

 

Carole and Stephen Russell, Wesley, Shelly  and Garrett Brown and Peter Boak all graduated from Westminster Choir School.

The Organists: Wesley Brown, Garrett Brown, Nancy Rogers, Carol Loud, David Rhoderick and Phil Dietterich.

July 9-12 Organ Installation Completed

New organ from the porch.

Russell Organ Company, Stephen Russell and his assistant, Larry Nevin, did the final work on the installation.

 

 

Bob Conway watches pipes being installed.

 

Bob Conway watches pipes being installed .

Shaping pipes before installation.

Shaping pipe before installation.

Voicing pipes.

 

Some of the tools needed.

Larry Nevin placing pipes.

Larry tunes pipes as installed. Stephen Russell at console.

 

Phil Dietterich and Stephen Russell listen to tone as Larry adjusts pipe.

Bob Conway watched the whole installation when he wasn't buying wire or paint in Vineyard Haven.

One hour till boat reservation…on goes the front panel of the wind chest.

Phil Thursday afternoon, studying the new instrument.  Phil, member of the Organ Committee helped choose the instrument, a reproduction of a Russell organ played during the search.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

for

Chilmark Community Church

MANUAL I

8 Principal8 Rohrfloete4 Octave4 Gedeckt2 Super Octave1 1/3 Quint

MANUAL II

8 Gedeckt4 Rohrfloete2 2/3 Nasat tc2 Blockfloete1 3/5 Terz tgPEDAL16 Subbass8 Principal8 Gedeckt4 Octave4 Rohrfloete

DERIVATION:Stop # Pipes I II Pedal16 Subbass*-Gedeckt 85 pipes 4 8-2 16*-84 Octave 73 pipes 81 – 81-44 Rohrfloete 49 pipes – 8 -1 1/3 Quint (c1-g54) 54 pipes – 8 -1 3/5 Terz (g20-d51) 32 pipes 4-2 8*-4 -*

1-12 Electronic.1 1-12 Common Bass from Gedeckt 8’ plus Rohrfloete 4’.2 Common bass from Gedeckt 8’.

5 ranks 16 stops 293 pipes 12 tone generators

The Organ Arrives in Chilmark

It comes in parts and they arrived, all but some last pipes, Tuesday, 12 JUNE!

Russell Organ Company Van from Vermont

Stephen Russell talks to Mayhews and Goffs who stopped in.

Lots to unload.

Bob Conway is there to greet, help and learn.

Starting to place the pipe chamber. Levels and plumb lines.

Stephen Russell's assistant, Steve Charbonneau, has Luce Vineyard Ancestors

View from above of staged parts.

Carrying in parts

Wooden pipes transported in box.