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    As a member of a congregation who's currently seeing a new Fisk organ take shape in a new worship space, I'd like to thank members of this forum for the information in a variety of threads that have helped me better understand aspects of the new instrument that we're going to enjoy. (I'm a musician and architect, but no organist - it's a complex instrument, and I'm enjoying learning about something which seems to be a perfect confluence of music and architecture.)



    Thought some of you might want to see it taking shape. I think the reason for excitement is the unusual opportunity to combine a great room (neo-gothic, stone, 65' ceilings, Dana Kirkegaard as acoustician, etc...) that has been designed with a new Fisk in mind.



    C.B. Fisk Installation Information



    Opus #134 Specification (Contra Bombarde and Tuba Mirabilis have now been added.)



    A few pics from this morning.













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    that looks marvelous!!!!!! thank you for posting!!!!!!!

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      Congratulations! Nice photos. I know how excited you all are because my church went through the same process nearly 3 years ago. Our new Klais instrument was unloaded in June 2006 and was dedicated in November 2006. It came in 4 shipments and fully occupied the space of our north transept and pipe boxes lined the walls of our peripheral enclosed walkways. The photo after unloading your instrument looks as if it has taken up your entire Nave--where do you sit for worship?




      Fisk is, of course, one of THE American builders of note. Dallas has a couple of his instruments, the most famous being Opus 100 in the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center (The Lay Family Concert Organ); Opus 101 is at SMU. My church had that firm on our list but they were just too expensive and their waiting list was too long. You are indeed fortunate to have engaged such a premium builder. I believe we also used the Kirkegaard acoustical firm and I'm sure you will be delighted with their work.




      David

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        Indeed, it filled the nave, and the narthex, and the ambulatory. They've had free run of the place, though, since it's a new building - we're scheduled to move into it in about 4 weeks. While we know it won't be fully voiced, we're hoping that perhaps the principal chorus might be able to play for the dedication service.



        The Fisk team has seemed to be excited about the opportunity to shape the room during design - the apse was reshaped with their input, and the shape of the minstrel galleries and the case were designed to work together with the rest of the room, especially for the bass frequencies. There's also a vertical slot - maybe 5' deep, and 20' wide, recessed in the wall behind the case, that runs below the floor and gives extra vertical space for the 32' contra-bombardes, extra space for the swell box at the top, etc.. the installation guys have described the case as 'roomy', as the stop list is nice, but not huge.

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