Sunday Pipes #59

“The Incubator”

I have added a sub-title to this post as the organ featured served as the “gateway organ” for my subsequent love of the instrument.

I do not remember how I found out about it, but I recall driving the hour from Warren to Ocean Grove one Sunday afternoon around 1979 to attend a pipe organ recital on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. . . and a performance it was.

Here is a link to the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium. It is a cogent history of the instrument.

My recollection is that it was not as majestic back then, but I was just a teenager, oblivious to most of my surroundings.  As time has marched on, my preference for “church” organs  over “theatre” organs became entrenched. That being said, I cannot minimize the effect this particular instrument has had on my life.

Dr. Carol Williams, “swinging” on the Hope – Jones/ Skinner organ at the Great Auditorium, “Down the Shore” in Ocean Grove, NJ.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Sunday Pipes #59

  1. kkollwitz says:

    Nice. When I was an architect I had a few church jobs that involved reinstalling and augmenting salvaged pipe organs. It was always a fascinatinf process. And not cheap.

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