Rodgers Hybrid Organs: Elegy - George Thalben Ball
We are proud to present this new Rodgers Hybrid Organ music video.
Please enjoy ‘Elegy' by George Thalben Ball played by concert organist Garrett F. Martin on the Rodgers Hybrid Organ at the stunning St. John the Evangelist Church in St. John, Indiana.
The hybrid organ for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church was designed by Triune Music of Elmhurst, Illinois, and built by a renowned pipe organ builder and Rodgers Instruments.
The organ has five divisions. It features a stunning pipe façade housed in an imposing case built from White Oak, to compliment the architectural features of the church. The façade contains pipes from the 16’ Principal and 16’ Violone ranks, all of the pipes in the façade are speaking pipes. Of particular note are the flared brass resonators of the dramatic Pontifical Trumpet. This stop speaks with authority as a solo stop over full organ and is especially useful for weddings and other festive occasions.
The digital console was built by Rodgers. The custom finished shell is built of American Oak and has an ebony-finished interior. It meets the standards of the American Guild of Organists with a 32-note pedal board and three 61-note, wood-core keyboards that offer velocity-sensitive keying for orchestral sounds. The console’s operating system allows for several unique features not usually found on pipe organs, such as: automatic turn-off circuits, automatic pedal and melody couplers, self-diagnostic test systems, software upgrades and a solid-state transposer.
The Rodgers operating system is connected to a tuning sensor that monitors the temperature of the pipework in order to keep the digital stops in tune with the pipe stops at all times. The Rodgers console is programmed to accept a large number of future pipe ranks as ample space was provided in the original casework design.