2014 Indy POE tour

On Friday, June 13th, students from the Indianapolis Pipe Organ Encounter came to G&W for lunch and a tour of the shop. We were glad to show the next generation of organists some of what it takes to build an organ, and we were all impressed by their insightful and curious questions. Even though we are still in the early stages of our next opus, they could see our slider chests model in the office and then see the real chests under construction in the shop.

To end the tour, students were each given the chance to take an old wooden pipe from a set we are not going to reuse. Whether or not they were played on the bus ride to the next church remained out of our control...



Op. 51 Announced!

We start this Eastertide with the exciting news that Trinity Episcopal Church in Mobile, Alabama will soon be home to Op. 51. Hit by a devastating tornado on Christmas 2012, Trinity Church has been steadily rebuilding their historic sanctuary and has chosen Goulding & Wood to build a brand new, two-manual, 33-rank organ in the gallery. Shop construction has already begun, with installation slated for early 2015. We are all excited for the opportunity to design a new instrument for the vibrant ministry of this parish. Look for the specification and construction photos here in the coming months.

Op. 46 additions

A crew from Goulding & Wood was pleased to get out of the snow for a few days to install some preparations at Op. 46 in Germantown, TN. The organ now has its prepared Pedal 16-8 Posaune unit, a digital Walker system to drive the 32’ extensions in the pedal, and the structure to support a pedal slider chest in a future addition.

We had a wonderful time revisiting Op. 46 and hearing the new reed blend with the existing organ, and look forward to future trips to install more of the planned instrument. If you are driving through Memphis, stop in and hear it!

Posaune unloaded
The wooden Posaune resonators waiting for installation

Moving the Subbass
Moving the Subbass over 5” to leave more room for a new walkboard

New walkboard
Installing the rack pins for the 16’ Posaune resonators

Jerin the resonator king
Jerin the resonator king

new Posaune treble
The new reed (#13-44 on on the top level)

Finished 16
Looking up from the bottom of the 16’ octave

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our clients and friends!

The fall was busy with several projects, including:

-Releathering of all pouches and schwimmers for a Holtkamp/Steiner-Reck in Columbus, Indiana

-Brand-new mechanics, switching system, combination action and keyboards for a 1929 Wangerin in Indianapolis. This project has been neat for us to work on, both to fit new Solid State components into the old console shell and to visit the broadly-scaled Wangerin pipework. We also added a capped Oboe, replacing the synthetic “Oboe” on the original specification made from the Salicional and Bourdon at 2 2/3’ pitch.
Wangerin Diapason
The Wangerin 16’ Open Diapason, made of wood and racked horizontally in the chamber

Mike wiring Wangerin console
Wiring the new Solid State system in the old console shell

-Releathering the stop action pneumatics of a Holloway in Lebanon
-New static reservoir and Flauto Dolce for Tom Wood’s organ in Bloomington

In addition to finishing work on the Wangerin, we are now turning to some prepared work at
Opus 46 in Germantown. We are currently building and voicing the 44-note wooden Posaune pipes and chest for the Pedal division, as well as adding the digital 32’ stops. Gravitas will descend on Memphis very soon!