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.
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
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
Pipe Organ Primer for Opus 56 Hal Hopson, adapt.
A Ground in G Henry Purcell
Fantasia in G Minor J.S. Bach
Noel X (Grand Jeu et Duo) Louis Claude Daquin
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
Chilmark Autumn Philip Dietterich
Fugue in G Minor (Little) J.S. Bach
The Dashing Cavaliers Edmund Braham and E.T.Faull
No way to show how wonderful it sounded but here are some photos:
ORGAN BUILDERS AND THE ORGANISTS
Carole and Stephen Russell, Wesley, Shelly and Garrett Brown and Peter Boak all graduated from Westminster Choir School.
Russell Organ Company, Stephen Russell and his assistant, Larry Nevin, did the final work on the installation.
Bob Conway watches pipes being installed .
Shaping pipes before installation.
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.
Chilmark Community Church
8 Principal8 Rohrfloete4 Octave4 Gedeckt2 Super Octave1 1/3 Quint
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
It comes in parts and they arrived, all but some last pipes, Tuesday, 12 JUNE!