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The Chancel Organ

The chancel organ will consist of over 7,000 pipes, which will be housed in the chambers on both sides of the chancel area, above the choir loft. The façade pipes will be housed in oak cases carved to match the tracery surrounding the baptistry.

John T. Austin developed his Universal Air Chest in the 1890s and Austin Organ Company will be exploiting several unique advantages of this construction in the First Baptist chancel organ. The chancel organ is built on two “airboxes” or airtight rooms which are accessible through an airlock when the organ is in operation and under pressure. This allows for easier maintenance when necessary as the technician may watch all of the components while they are in operation. In conventional organ designs, it is not possible to see the individual components as they are operating.

The “airbox” form of construction allows for a perfect distribution of pressurized air throughout the organ chambers in the Chancel. Essentially, most of the floor area of the chambers will have pressurized air above it – all contained in the two airtight rooms. This is actually a very efficient use of the space. In the typical organ construction, the pressurized air collects in “reservoirs” throughout the organ and is then distributed via a tangled network of wind lines to the individual chests.

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CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MOSAIC Saturday,
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

this week in worship

 

SUNDAY - Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

August 3, 2014

 

Sermon Title: "Wishing Onself Accursed"

Text: Romans 9:3

Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching

 

 
SCRIPTURES
Isaiah 55:1-5
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21

 
 MUSIC
 
Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster
  
Prelude
"He Who Will Suffer God to Guide Him"
J. S. Bach (BWV 642)
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Introit
"The Church of Christ in Every Age"
Wareham

Gradual
"Come, Holy Spirit"
J. S. Bach
The Chancel Choir

Offertory
"Blessed Jesu, At Thy Word
We Are Gathered to Hear Thee"
Liebster Jesu (BWV 731)

Postlude
"Prelude in F Minor"
J. S. Bach (BWV 534)


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