Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
Gig Harbor, WA

Marceau Pipe Organ Builders Opus 15

Marceau & Associates Opus XV, 1998

 Choir (I) Grand Choir (I) Great (II) Swell (III) Pedal
8' String Diapason 16' Bourdon (ext.) 16' Double Open Diapason 16' Lieblich Gedeckt 32' Subbass (ext.)
8' Melodia 8' Principal 8' Open Diapason FF 8' Open Diapason 16' Wood Diapason (ext.)
8' Dolce 8' Rohr Flute 8' Open Diapason F 8' Salicional 16' Violone
8' Unda Maris (t.c.) 8' Erzahler 8' Hohl Flute 8' Voix Celeste 16' Diapason
4' Flute d' Amour 8' Erzahler Celeste (t.c.) 8' Gamba 8' Aeoline 16' Subbass
2' Piccolo 4' Octave 8' Viola 8' Concert Flute 16' Bourdon (GC)
8' Solo Tuba 4' Nachthorn 4' Octave 4' Flute Traverso 10 ⅔' Quint (GC)
8' Clarinet 2 ⅔' Nasard 4' Harmonic Flute 2' Piccolo 8' Octave
Chimes 2' Blockflute 2 ⅔' Twelfth 8' Cornopean 8' Major Flute (ext.)
Tremulent 1 ⅗' Tierce 2' Fifteenth 8' Oboe 8' Bourdon (GC)
1/7' Septieme 1 ⅓' Mixture IV 8' Vox Humana 8' Violoncello (ext.)
2' Plein Jeu V 8' Trumpet Tremulent  4' Choral Bass (ext.)
16' Contra Fagott (ext.) 8' Festival Trumpet 32' Contra Trombone (ext.)
8' Trumpet Chimes 16' Trombone
8' Fagott 16' Fagott (GC)
8' English Horn 8' Tromba (ext.)
4' Clarion (ext.) 8' Trumpet (Gt)
8' Trompette en Chamade 4' Clarion (Gt)
8' Trumpet Chimes

The foundation of this instrument, featured on the February 2002 cover of The Diapason, is a 1910 Hook & Hastings organ originally installed in the First Christian Science Church of Portland, Oregon. It had received major modification in the 1950's including the replacement of the original console and several ranks of pipes. After the church was sold, the organ fell into disuse and became unplayable. Yet the well built H&H windchests and pipework were ripe for restoration and continued use.

The basic original design and structure of the instrument fit well the plans for a new 1,600+ seat sanctuary for Chapel Hill church. With the addition of a fourth manual division, a Grand Choir, and a facade, Marceau & Associates were able to construct a new instrument which more than meets the requirements of the church. A op15consolerecycled console shell was refurbished and refitted with new keyboards and new solid state stop and combination actions including MIDI capabilities. The three manual and pedal console controls the five organ divisions.

Recycled pipes were used to restore the original Hook & Hastings design as much as possible. The new Grand Choir division is intended to supplement the original design with a more eclectic stoplist for playing a greater variety of music. This design includes several large reed stops, with a new Trompette en Chamade installed for Easter 2002.


Hear Marceau Opus VII

Hear Marceau Opus VII as featured on PipeDreams in a performance by Barbara Harbach.

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See the shop in action

The shop, crew, and Opus IV, were the focus of a feature at Seattle Refined.

Read the article, and watch the video, here.

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