We are pleased to announce that work has begun on our firm’s Opus 90. The new organ is a nine-rank, two manual instrument for the chapel of Sewickley Presbyterian Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The key and coupler action will be entirely mechanical. The Great features a complete principal chorus, as well as the Stopped Diapason from the Swell, which is available via duplexing. In addition to the Stopped Diapason, the expressive Swell has a Chimney Flute at 4-foot pitch, a Salicional, and an English Oboe. The pedal has one stop, a Bourdon, plus manual to pedal couplers. Metal flue pipes are made of hammered 96% lead alloy. The reed is 52% tin. Wood pipes are made of premium poplar and walnut. The tremulant will affect the entire instrument.
The case design is inspired by small English organs built in the late 18th to early 19th century and is made of red oak. The case will be finished to compliment other wood furnishings in the chapel with subtle polychrome accent details. The organ will stand in the center of the rear balcony, speaking clearly down the long axis of the chapel. To learn more click here.
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Bedient Pipe Organ Company has been crafting beautiful instruments for more than 45 years. Our artisans are passionate about every detail. We build new instruments, offering custom pipe organ design as well as line of Legacy instruments. We also regularly repair, modify, and maintain many fine instruments.
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Bedient pipe organs are designed to capture both eye and ear. Musicians seek out our pipe organs because they are a delight to the player, and they offer warm, rich sound. We build high-end modern electro-pneumatic and traditional tracker slider chest pipe organs. Our designs combine over 40 years of research and development with the needs and desires of the musicians, who play our instruments. We have created a new American sound that encompasses nuances of European persuasions.
The pipe organ is a powerful, versatile, and inspirational instrument. When wind moves through organ pipes, it produces sounds that combine perfectly with the human voice. This makes pipe organs ideal instruments for choral and solo accompaniment in worship and concert settings. This grand instrument is as inspiring as an orchestra filled with players, yet gentle enough to play as a continuo instrument.