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    Hello All:




    I am Craig Johnson and live in Lock Haven, Pa. Over the years I have come to know organ builders...organists and all they represent.I have a concern about the above mentioned instrument.




    I realize the core Skinner instrument has been bumped...bruised and rebuilt with less than favorable results. Following President Fords funeral I went to the Great Organ website to recheck the memberable voices still singing forth.




    It was then I saw where they are planning on major work. My question is how can a tracker interface with a romantic new instrument using some of the famous EM Skinner pipework from the original instrument?




    My suggestion which won't be done, is to restore the original Skinner instrument and then and only then add on to complete the original instrument.




    There is a legacy here and no matter what current day builders and planners say when someone mentions the National Cathedral they are also talking about EM Skinners greatest instrument built.




    I just hope that in say 20 years after this new avenue is finished experts don't say I wish we had saved the great Skinner instrument.




    Your thoughts?




    Best,




    Craig


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    welcome aboard, I agree certianly that the E.M. Skinner work that remains be saved/restored to the extent possible.

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          Well said, Edward O.!




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