Organ Photo June 6, 2016

DSC_0784 SmallOrgan Completion Photo of the Day: The new Tuba anglais.

Sitting atop the expressive enclosure of the new Choir division will be our magnificent new Tuba anglais, the crowning stop of the completed organ. The Tuba is designed to carry over the sound of the full organ, and thus it must be quite loud. In order to accomplish this, the Tuba has its own blower, set to a higher wind pressure for added volume. (The Tuba is the only stop with its own blower. Just two other blowers supply the wind for the other 34 stops on the instrument.) Note that the top of many of the Tuba pipes are “hooded,” or curled toward the front, which will give them an added presence of sound in the nave.

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