The Miller-Scott Organ
In this article from the September 2017 issue of Organists' Review Erik Wm. Suter provides a brief history of organs at Saint Thomas Church since 1913. He explains how the Miller-Scott Organ fits into this tradition and the ways in which it will fulfill the complex needs of both performers and parishioners at the church. Mr. Suter delves into the technical and aesthetic considerations of both the organ itself and how it will interact with the rest of the building both visually and sonically.
The organ console has been delivered and is currently sitting in the temporary shed in the south side of the church. In this photo gallery we can look under the hood of the console and the component parts which make this complex machine run. We see everything from basic I/O units connecting the contact points of drawknobs to the pipe mechanisms, the cpu for the entire organ, and the capture unit for storing presets.
Now that we are nearing the completion of the Miller-Scott Organ installation process we take a look back at the steel case that was installed in the south chamber in early 2017.
Watch a time-lapse video of the installation of parts and pipes in the south chamber.
On May 3, 2017, the first trailer load of organ pipes and parts for the Miller-Scott organ arrived. You can see a photo gallery of the arrival here.