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Aeolian-Skinner Organ (Op 1132) of Redeemer Church [Back to Library]

Producer: Augustine's Virtual Organs
Builder: Aeolian Skinner
Country: United States
Manuals: 3
Pedalboard: No
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The New Haven Redemeer Parish was founded in 1838 and the present church was built in 1919. The church is famous for its good acoustics, so concerts were often held there, and several choirs in the area were happy to sing and rehearse there.

The organ of the temple was built in 1951 by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1132) The organ has 3 manuals (but five divisions) and 51 stops. The organ was divided into two cases, on both sides of the sanctuary. This placement, combined with lavish acoustics, created a wonderful and unique sound. The organ was renovated by A. Thompson-Allen Company in 2007. The combinations were digitized, but they did not change the original disposition.

Due to a steady decline in the number of believers and other reasons, the temple was closed a year ago. In this situation, Geoff Johnson - a leader of the ward council - contacted the Hauptwerk community. He wanted to save at least the voice of the organ and asked for help. I applied for this job. Based on my instructions, Geoff recorded the organ notes in May 2019. This recording was a great success thanks to Geoff's careful work and God's help. Then I made the sample set. With this sample, we want to commemorate this wonderful organ and to show the results of a friendly community. We make the sample free for everyone.

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