The Good Shepherd Organ

organ full The organ at Good Shepherd was completed by Parkey Organbuilders of Duluth, GA in 2008.  It includes two independent instruments, Opus 9 is located in the front of the nave and Opus 8 is located in the rear gallery.  Both instruments can be played from the console in the musician’s gallery of the church.  The organ has 3 manuals and pedals, 49 ranks or sets of pipes and over 2,800 individual pipes ranging from 16 feet long to smaller than a pencil.  A second portable console is located in the front of the church which plays only the front pipes of Opus 9 and can be used for concerts or smaller services when the larger instrument is in the wrong location or is not needed.

Organ ChancelThe organ is designed in the “American Classic” style with three main purposes in mind: the leading of congregational song, the accompanying of the choirs and the performance of appropriate organ literature.  Dedication programs for the new instrument were offered by Mr. John Wigal with the Tennessee Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Richard Cormier, conductor; and guest artists Professor Trudy Faber and Dr. Robert Delcamp.

The stoplist, designed by Mr. Parkey in consultation with the Director of Music/Organist, Mr. John Wigal is given below.  Approximately 17 ranks of the 1961 instrument by the Hillgreen and Lane Company of Alliance, Ohio was retained and revoiced for use in Opus 8.

Click here to listen to  David Johnson Trumpet Tune in D Major played by organist John E. Wigal. 

Additional information can be found at the Parkey Organbuilders website.

Specification

For

Church of the Good Shepherd

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Parkey Organbuilders, Opus 8 and 9

GREAT

16            Contra Viola                                        Swell/ 12 pipes

8              Principal                                                          61 pipes

8              Rohrflote                                                         61 pipes

4              Octave                                                             61 pipes

2 2/3        Quint                                                               61 pipes

2              Super Octave                                                 61 pipes

III-IV       Mixture  1 1/3′                                               232 pipes

8              Trompette                                                       61 pipes

8              Fanfare Trumpet                                            Chancel

                Chimes                                                            21 tubes

                                Tremulant

                                Great 16

                                Great Unison

                                Great 4

 

 

SWELL  (Enclosed)

 

16            Bourdon                                                         Pedal

8              Claribel Flute                                                  61 pipes

8              Viola                                                                61 pipes

8              Viola Celeste                                                  56 pipes

4              Principal                                                         61 pipes

4              Harmonic Flute                                              61 pipes

2 2/3        Nazard                                                             61 pipes

2              Octavin                                                           12 pipes

III            Plein Jeu                                                        183 pipes

16            Basson  L/2                                                    12 pipes

8              Trompette                                                       61 pipes

8              Hautbois (Notes 1-6 L/2)                            61 pipes

4              Clarion                                                            61 pipes

                                Tremulant

                                Swell 16

                                Swell Unison

                                Swell 4

 

 

CHOIR  (Enclosed)

 

8              English Diapason                                          61 pipes

8              Gedeckt                                                           61 pipes

4              Spitz Principal                                                61 pipes

4              Koppel Flute                                                  61 pipes

2 2/3        Nazard                                                             61 pipes

2              Block Flute                                                     61 pipes

1 3/5        Tierce                                                              61 pipes

8              Cromorne                                                        61 pipes

8              Fanfare Trumpet                                            Chancel

                                Tremulant

Choir 16

                                Choir Unison

                                Choir 4

PEDAL

 

32            Contra Bass                                12 notes/Electronic

32            Contra Bourdon                         12 notes/Electronic

16            Principal                                                       32 pipes

16            Contra Viola                                                 Swell

16            Bourdon                                                       12 pipes 

16            Quintaton                                       Chancel/ 32 pipes

8              Octave                                                            12 pipes

8              Viola                                                                Swell

8              Bourdon                                                           61 pipes

8              Gedeckt                                                           Chancel

4              Choral Bass                                                    32 pipes

4              Flute                                                               12 pipes  

III            Mixture 2 2/3                                                  96 pipes

16            Posaune                                                          32 pipes

16            Basson                                                            Swell

8              Trompette                                                       12 pipes

4              Clarion                                                             Swell

4              Hautbois                                                         Swell

8              Fanfare Trumpet                                            Chancel

                Chimes                                                             Great

               

 

CHANCEL  (Unenclosed, Floating)

 

8              Principal                                                          61 pipes

8              Gamba                                                             55 pipes

8              Gedeckt                                                           73 pipes

4              Principal                                                         61 pipes

4              Rohrflote                                                         61 pipes

2              Blockflote                                                       61 pipes

II             Sesquialtera TC                                             98 pipes

III            Mixture                                                          183 pipes

8              Fanfare Trumpet                                            61 pipes

 

 

Great:                      Stops: 9

Ranks: 10

Swell:                      Stops: 13

                                Ranks: 12

Choir:                     Stops: 9

Ranks: 8

Pedal:                     Stops: 18

                                Ranks: 7

Chancel:                 Stops: 9

                                Ranks: 12

 

Total Speaking Stops: 58

Total Ranks: 49 ranks

Total Number of Pipes: 2,823

 

COUPLERS-  Full Compliment

 

CAPTURE ACTION
Main Console

(32 levels of memory)

 

10            General Pistons thumb and toe

8              Divisional Pistons for manuals

6              Divisional Toe Studs for pedal

Swell to Pedal Reversible thumb and toe

Great to Pedal Reversible thumb and toe

Choir to Pedal Reversible thumb and toe

Swell to Great Reversible thumb only

Choir to Great Reversible thumb only

Sforzando Reversible thumb and toe

General Cancel

 

Chancel console will not have capture action.

 

 

 

CHANCEL CONSOLE

 

PEDAL

 

16                            Quintaton

8                              Gamba

8                              Gedeckt

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