A bit more order than yesterday.
Before lunch on Monday, much of the structural elements were assembled.
Stacks of the many hundreds of pipes.
The "sliders" that control which rows of pipes receive air are made of clear Lexan plastic - very tough and durable, and they don't stick like wooden ones sometimes do.
All the key action is in one place.
Most of the casework is by the left wall.
The center pedal will control the swell box.
Almost ready to start adding real organ parts.
The inside of the pipe chest for the Swell organ, or top keyboard.
Pipes from the Great organ (lower manual) principal stop. Some of these will be displayed just above the organists head!
Uncrating the console
There's a bit more to the console than just a couple of keyboards.
Moving into position.
All our signatures will soon be inside the organ.
Still more signatures!
Clearly, we have a lot of would be graffiti artists!
The pipes will be among the last things installed in the organ.
Securing the console in the organ.
The first pipe chest gets lifted up into position. This will hold the pipes for the Great organ, played from the bottom keyboard.
The console and Great pipe chest are installed. Also, an elevated walkway for better access for tuning and cleaning.
Structural elements, pipe chests, stop and key action are all installed.
The key action right under the Swell pipe chest will open and close valves for each pipe.
End of the pipe chest for the Great organ, with key action below and stop action above.
The keyboard and pedal end of the key action.
The key action attaches directly to the keys.
The first pipes are installed very early - their location will make it impossible to put them in after more of the structure is in place.
Each pipe location is carefully labeled.
Exact positioning of the facade pipes is crucial to the appearance of the organ.
A few pedal pipes are actually attached to the wall of the chapel.
Metal facade pipes will be just above the organists head.
Right side of the console. The little holes in the stop jamb will soon contain the knobs that control the stop action - turning groups of pipes on or off.
There is always more for the organist's feet to do than simply play notes.
The little house at the top of the organ will be enclosed by shutters that open and close to control how loud the pipes of the Swell organ will sound in the chapel.
Lots more free space in the chapel!
The last major piece of the organ case is moved into position.
One more panel makes up the left side of the organ case.
Fastening everything together. Two of the largest pipes will be hung on that very tall panel.
The organ case is already complete, except for an access door on the left end, and a gate on the right end.
Some pipes are being unpacked and made ready to install.
The foreground pipes will be displayed in the case, the others buried inside.
The vertical red stripes represent the tongues of fire of the Holy Spirit, and the Hebrew letters above the console spell out "Yahweh", the Name of God.