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Voicing a pipe organ is the process by which each pipe is taught to sing together as a stop, each stop is taught to sing together as a division, and each division taught to sing as an organ. The Rube-Goldberg mechanics of an organ are interesting and impressive, but the “black magic” happens in the […]

A Tale of Two Holtkamps

March 22nd, 2010

Long experience has shown me that the pipe organ is not just one instrument – it is a richly varied group of instruments.   We have renovated and serviced organs by a whole gamut of builders from Aeolian-Skinner to Zimmer.   Some, like the Estey  I cut my teeth on, are nothing but tone color: […]

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