Every one of the organ’s pipes was prevoiced at our Gloucester workshop and then finish-voiced on site in Charlotte. This tonal finishing process, which took place over four months during the spring and summer of 2010, gave the voicers the opportunity to refine and balance the individual voices of the organ and to balance the overall sonority with the acoustics of the church. The temperament is the mildly unequal Fisk II, which, while favoring the common keys, allows for music of all styles to be performed. Wind pressures are 3” water column for the manual divisions and 4” for the Pedal.
Opus 136 takes history seriously. Visually, mechanically, and tonally it reflects the integrity of classical organ building. While rooted firmly in historic principles, the organ’s tonal profile is a fresh, modern-day blending of diverse elements and styles, offering a singular, resolute musical statement. It is unique and purposeful on its own terms. For all of us at C. B. Fisk, Inc., it has been a privilege to be involved in the imagination, design, and execution of this instrument. We hope that those who experience it—as players, listeners, or worshippers—will be fulfilled, inspired, and even transformed.