St. Thomas Organ Info

St. Thomas Organ Information:

 

 

The organ at St. Thomas Church is a beautiful 1923 Möller pipe organ consisting of 6 ranks divided over two manuals and pedal.

The specification is as follows:

Great:

8’ Open Diapason
8’ Stopped Diapason (SW)
8’ Violin Diapason (SW)
4’ Flute (SW)
8’ Flugal Horn (SW)
Chimes (Prepared for)
16’ Great to Great
Great Unison Off
4’ Great to Great
16’ Swell to Great
8’ Swell to Great
4’ Swell to Great

Swell:

8’ Stopped Diapason
8’ Violin Diapason
4’ Flute
8’ Flugal Horn
Tremolo
16’ Swell to Swell
Swell Unison Off
8’ Swell to Swell

Pedal:

16’ Bourdon
8’ Bourdon
8’ Great to Pedal
4’ Great to Pedal
8’ Swell to Pedal
4’ Swell to Pedal

The organ is controlled by an SSL combination action and control system with two levels of memory and standard general and divisional pistons. The Swell pedal is connected to a balanced mechanical Swell shade linkage.

The organ is tonally designed to serve the Episcopal Church and Anglican hymnody and choral music. The instrument, while small, produces a warm, inspirational sound which serves as the foundation of the musical element of the Holy Eucharist at St. Thomas Church. The instrument is also capable of performing many types of organ literature thanks to the warmth and beauty of the individual stops within the organ combined with the full complement of couplers available to maximize the versatility of the available specification.

The organ is located in a single chamber behind a speaking pipe façade with attached console. It remains relatively in-tune from season to season and gives very few, if any, mechanical issues within the average year.