eNotes — July 2013

Bedient Organ at NPM 36th Annual Convention – Washington, D.C.

Those planning on attending the NPM (National Association of Pastoral Musicians) Convention should make a point of visiting Paul Lytle and Dr. John Friesen, of Bedient. They will be there, July 29 – August 2, 2013, in booth 211. This year’s convention is at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.. Paul and John will be more than happy to chat about the new installation of the Opus 89 organ at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, or anything else that’s on your mind.


Opus 89 Arrives this Fall

The Bedient shop is filled with the sound of saws and drills, and the smell of sawdust and varnish, as the Opus 89 takes shape. We plan to install the massive instrument this fall in Lincoln, Nebraska’s St. Joseph Catholic Church. Much of the pipework will be tucked away in the existing and modified organ chamber, behind the existing grillwork of the altar area. The crew will install pipes and windchests through a small opening, much like laparoscopic surgery, but on a much grander scale. This chamber will hold the pipework for the Great, Swell, and Pedal divisions.

The Ancillary Choir Division will be visible. Its façade will consist of metal pipes from its Principal 8. These will be placed in front of the expression box above and behind the church’s choir seating area. This placement will allow the singers to react to the instrument in real time, while leading congregational singing or the performance of choral works. This division will include an expressive Gedact 8 and 16 and Spitzflute 4. A Viole de Gambe 8, Bourdon 8, Voix celeste 8, Flute Octaviante 4, Nazard 2 2/3, Doublette 2, Tierce 1 3/5, and Tremulant are duplexed from the Swell division.

The windchests will be electro-pneumatic and electro-pneumatic slider. The wind system will move the necessary high volume of air through non-flexible windlines.

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Opus 89
Opus 89 Promotion
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