Westminster Presbyterian Church
II / 22 stops・18 ranks
This two-manual, eighteen-rank instrument is placed in a chamber at the front of the church. The shallow depth of the layout and the sloping ceiling of the chamber combine to give the organ’s sound the excellent projection characteristic of Bond’s encased instruments. Removal of the acoustic cloth from the elaborate wood grillwork also aids projection and will help the organ to stay in tune and at pitch. The polished display pipes, from the Great and Pedal Principals, are visible through the grille. Also visible are the lowest thirteen pipes of the 16’ Posaune, made of flamed polished copper and arranged in a "fan" design. Two string ranks in the Swell and the chimes were carried over from the church’s previous instrument.
Manual windchests are Bond’s customary slider chests, fitted in this case with an electro-pneumatic key action of Blackinton type for remote operation. Stop action is electric, coupled to an eight-level combination action. Connection to the console is by multiplex data processor. A record/playback system has also been provided for the organist’s use.
The console itself has a low-profile design and is of quarter-sawn white oak with a hand-rubbed finish. For contrast, myrtle wood contributed by church members was incorporated into the music rack, the keydesk and the side jambs.
Tonal finishing was completed in early August of 2002 and the organ was first heard in worship on August 4. A festival dedication took place on September 29, 2002.
Mixture IV (draws Superoctave)
Zimbelstern (by thumb or toe piston)
8’ Voix Celeste (T.C.)
16’ Sub Bass
16’ Lieblich Gedackt (1-12 from Sub Bass at reduced pressure, remainder Great Gedackt)
8’ Principal (1-12 from Great Principal)
8’ Gedackt Bass (extension of Sub Bass)
4’ Octave (extension of Principal)
16’ Posaune (extension of Great Trumpet)
8’ Trumpet (Great)
4’ Hautbois (Swell)
Eight-level Locking Combination Action
Programmable Sforzando with Indicator Light
Crescendo Pedal with Indicator Light
Record and Playback System
Swell to Swell 16’
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4’
Great to Great 4’
Swell to Great 16’
Swell to Great 8’
Swell to Great 4’
Great to Pedal 8’
Great to Pedal 4’
Swell to Pedal 8’
Swell to Pedal 4’