Parkway United Church of ChristTOWN AND COUNTRY, MO
Opus 53 : 2 manuals, 23 ranks
year complete, 2001
The pipe organ for Parkway United Church of Christ, is a two-manual instrument of 23 ranks based on an eclectic design. The concept does not copy any single historical style of organ building. The tonal design is a synthesis, resulting in a concept that is distinctly American.
The tonal specification was designed in consultation with Charles Croissant, organist and director of music, and members of the organ committee. The instrument features electro-pneumatic slider windchests and electro-pneumatic unit windchests for the Trumpet and pedal rank.
The organ contains 1,393 pipes. The metal pipes are constructed of various alloys of tin and lead for those shorter than 4′ in length and a zinc alloy for pipes longer than 4′ in length. The Pedal 16′ Subbass is constructed entirely of wood.
The visible casework is constructed of oak and contains painted zinc pipes. Pipes 1-12 of the Great 8′ Principal are located on the left side and pipes 1-22 of teh Pedal 8′-4′ Principal are located on the right side.
The two-manual and pedal console for this installation was built with tilting tablets. The key and stop functions are controlled by a solid-state Peterson multiplex relay system. The solid-state Peterson combination action has 32 levels of memory.