Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fritts Organ at St Philip nearly complete

The new Fritts organ at St Philip is nearing completion, and it's a delight to both the eye and ear. Dedication events include an inaugural recital (by yours truly) on Saturday, April 17 at 7 pm, and we're expecting a crowd, so put this date on your calendar now.

A mechanical-action instrument of three manuals and pedal and 48 stops, the Fritts is Northern European in conception but versatile enough to play a wide repertoire of organ and church music. It's been a delight to have new stops playing every week since mid-January, and I'm very eager for the last ones to be completed so that I can spend some time practicing before April 17!

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