The use of the organ in Christian worship requires an instrument capable of both subtlety and strength. In the sanctuary, the Noack organ, Opus 127, fulfills these roles admirably. Comprised of the core of the original 1961 Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1370, the present day organ contains some 4,100 pipes incorporated in 80 ranks with 65 stops. This instrument is able to play various bodies of the organ repertoire, as well as to accompany all music — from Gregorian chant to the Brahms Requiem, from Purcell to Britten — in the magnificent tradition so evident in Anglican music.
More info: The American Organist, July 1995 (.pdf)
“Inside” the organ
Recently we had need for maintenance of our mighty Noack — it occurred to us that this would be an excellent moment to take and share a few background photos of this central instrument of our traditional musical worship. Photos by Steven Haal » View full photo album