Well, “new” is relative. The organ as an instrument has been around a long, long time. New organs usually incorporate recent technology, reflect current taste, and have components fabricated just for them. They usually incorporate building methods developed centuries ago, tonal framework used for centuries, and reflect the heritage of the building or community.
This week, it has been my great pleasure to explore an organ recently installed in Carmel, CA. The Presbyterian Church will be enjoying a fabulous Galanti. There’s a clip recorded there in the video on this page. It starts about the 4’ mark. I had so much fun! Thank you for letting me take a romp through the instrument! The possibilities for playing wonderful music are endless.
It’s been hard to settle down and work on the next square pattern. I did manage a couple of samples; more next week. Also a report on the workshop I’ll be attending Saturday.