The Westminster Modular Organ
It's not uncommon these days
find that churches wishing to support a tradition of fine
by acquiring a new pipe organ find that they lack the
to do so. However produced, pipe organs are to a very great
product of manual labor and production on a "bespoke" basis.
who is involved in the operation of a commercial enterprise
appreciate the cost implications of work of this nature.
While this production approach can't entirely be overcome,
Organ Works seeks to maximize production efficiency to the
possible without compromising the quality of workmanship and
integrity of the organ.
Westminster has developed an approach intended to make it more
to consider the purchase of a fine pipe organ. Essentially
involves working with the customer to establish a long-range
the ultimate goal of providing an instrument of all pipe or
pipe resources. As the Hauptwerk software can provide the
of all of the
switching facility that might be required by a pipe organ it
particularly suitable as the basis of the initial stage of the
A console is provided that is designed to accommodate the
specification. Should available funds not allow for any
pipework in the
first phase, one of the many excellent sample sets available
the tonal resources. This sample set will be selected as being
suited for encompassing the ultimate goal of the project.
As time transpires and resources permit the digital resources
upgraded in phases as needed. These upgrades can very well
modular components otherwise available from Westminster.
casework and pipe modules might be utilized, or custom
be deemed more appropriate.
Our example page
based on the extended sample set by Lavender Audio of the
in the Old Independent Church, Haverhill, Suffolk,
possible course of action. This example will represent a more
than most will wish to pursue, but will serve to demonstrate
possibilities of Westminster's modular approach.