Thursday, June 12, 2008

A New Organ for St Philip

As promised below (see earlier post), here's a drawing of the new Paul Fritts organ currently under construction in Tacoma, WA, and due to be installed at St Philip Presbyterian here in Houston in Fall 2009. I'll have more details and pics as things progress, but wanted to give Houstonians especially a little peek at our new instrument.

The casework will include pipeshade carvings (not shown) and will likely combine some natural-finished wood with painted and/or gilded surfaces. This is just an initial rendering of the shape, using the wood color found in the church. With three manual divisions and pedal and 48 stops, this will be a major addition to the local scene.


ponsonby britt said...

Here's the preliminary drawing of the organ showing Jude Fritts' carvings:

It looks to be quite the massive instrument. You're very lucky indeed!

webmail said...

Jude Fritts' website is

See photos of the carvings in progress at