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PO Box 838
Lithonia GA 30058
Chester Presbyterian Church, Chester, Virginia
Two Manuals, 31 Ranks
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The new pipe organ for Chester Presbyterian is a custom-built instrument com-prised of 31 ranks of pipes playable on two manuals and a pedal clavier. The organ replaces the 10-rank Mφller pipe organ that was built in 1975.Some of the re-sources from the Mφller instrument were retained and re-voiced for use in the new instruments
The organ specification is designed as an eclectic body that pays homage to American Classicism while providing an accompanimental foil for the support of the choir and congregation. The organ contains two expressive swell boxes for dynamic control of the Swell and enclosed Great resources.
The visual design of the organ was conceived to provide a center focal point for the cross and window and a reflective case surface for the choir. A key element of the organ case and faηade design is the 8 Hooded Trumpet that is bracketed by the 16 principal towers and rises from and over the Great principal chorus. This stop is actually one of two hooded reeds that differ in weight and timbre for use as ensemble and solo voices.
A two-manual draw-knob console controls the organ resources. The console exterior is built of white oak with an interior of mahogany and ebony. The console features modern con-veniences for the organ performer such as multiple memory levels, programmable crescendo and sforzando, transposer, the ability to playback and record organ performance, and MIDI.
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