Some of the largest pipework for the expanded pipe organ coming to St. John’s Abbey was made on campus in the Woodworking Shop. Monks and laymen pitched in to move the 32′ trombone from the shop into the church. On the right is Woodworking Shop director Fr. Lew Grobe, OSB.
The moving team took a break and sat on the pipe before it went in the church:
The wood of the console is also being redone in the abbey Woodworking Shop. Here is the Allen digital instrument we’re using while the console for the pipe organ is a work site:
Four new manuals are stacked up, but just the first row of stops:
Here are all the pedal stops except the reeds, with the new Pasi stops in red and the existing Holtkamp stops in black:
And the pedal reeds, along with the existing positiv:
UPDATE 11-27: Here are the stops for the new Grand division – all red, all Pasi, all new:
The new pipes spill out on either side of the red screen – there is consensus that the space looks better with pipes than it did empty.
Excitement is building!