St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
A pipe organ brings splendor and majesty to our worship.
As it lifts our voices it inspires our hearts, our minds. It unites us as we give glory to God.
An instrument of meditation as well as celebration, our pipe organ brings us together at our One Table...
Pipe organs provide an aesthetic beauty
to the Catholic liturgy and create a
musical heritage for our children...
Peragallo 3/24 1982
Principal 8 Lieblich Gedackt 16
Rohr Floete 8 Nason Gedackt 8
Octave 4 Viola Pomposa 8
Floete Harmonique 4 Viola Celeste T.C. 8
Doublette 2 Floete A Fuseau 4
Fourniture III Floete A Bec 2
Great 16 Sesqui Altera II
Great 4 Hautbois 8
Swell to Great 16 4 Blank
Swell to Great 8 Tremulant
Swell to Great 4 Swell 16
Choir to Great 16 Swell 4
Choir to Great 8
Choir to Great 4
Holz Floete 8 Contre Basse 16
Gemshorn 8 Soubasse 16
Gemshorn Celeste 8 Lieblich Gedackt 16
Flach Floete 4 Octave 8
Principal (prepared for) 2' Soubasse 8
Pontifical Trompette 8 Gedackt 8
Chalumeau 8 Basse de Choral 4
Tremulant Bombarde (prepared for) 16'
Choir 16 Pontificial Trompette 8
Choir 4 Great to Pedal 8
Swell to Choir 16 Great to Pedal 4
Swell to Choir 8 Swell to Pedal 8
Swell to Choir 4 Swell to Pedal 4
Great to Choir 8 Choir to Pedal 8
Blank Choir to Pedal 4
The ecclesiastical heritage associated with pipe organs has
inspired worshippers for nearly a thousand years.
The pipe organ came to its present form about 1100 A.D. Historically it has been an instrument of joy whose central purpose is to lead the congregation in song that expresses praise, adoration, confession, affirmation and commitment. For more than a millennium music has been present at key moments of our lifebaptism, marriage, throughout the journey of faith, up to and including when we die. Almost four decades ago Vatican II affirmed the authentic pipe organ as the unequivocal foundation for Roman Catholic liturgical worship. The Bishops Committee on the Liturgy affirmed in 1983 that music heightens the effectiveness of the texts, imparts a sense of unity to the congregation, and sets the tone for celebration. Indeed, the group acknowledged that music is so integral to the human personality and to growth in faith that it cannot be ignored if the signs of worship are to speak to the whole person.
Janice C. Fech, Director of Music/Organist Roberta TenBroeck, Organist
The organ at St. Mary's was redesigned, relocated, and installed in the fall of 1982. The original organ of 18 ranks was built by the Hall Organ Co., which is no longer in business.
The Three Manual and Pedal oak console is mounted on a movable oak parquet floor platform, which renders the console complete flexibility to adapt to any liturgical function.
The console features a silver contact system and has all electromagnetic controls.
The organ proper is located in the apse, directly behind the reredos screen. The exposed pipes are all playing pipes and are arranged in an attractive design of displayed functional pipe work.
The organ features, both artistically and musically, a Trompette en Chamade (copper Trompette pipes mounted horizontally). The trompette presides over the entire organ with a fiery reed sound.
The overall organ ensemble produces a fine pipe sound, which is truly the "King of Instruments."
This fine instrument was built and is currently maintained by Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, New Jersey.
The pipe organ is to be held in high esteem,
for it is the traditional musical instrument
that adds a wonderful splendor
to the Churchs ceremonies
and powerfully lifts up mans mind
to God and heavenly things.
-Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
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