The Brombaugh Organ

Opus 31b

The organ at New Hope Presbyterian Church was built and installed in 1987 by renowned American organ builder John Brombaugh. Consisting of eight ranks, the instrument was artistically conceived in the style of North German Baroque organs, which would have been familiar to such composers as Dietrich Buxtehude and J.S. Bach. However, this instrument is capable of playing a broad repertoire of music encompassing various styles and genres.  Stop and Key action are entirely mechanical.  Electricity is needed only for the small blower housed in the church’s lower level.

Specifications of the New Hope Organ, Opus 31b

Manual:

  • Gedackt 8’
  • *Praestant 4’
  • Flute 4’
  • *Octave 2’
  • *Mixture III

Pedal:

  • Subbass 16′

Other specifications:

  • Coupler: Manual/Pedal
  • Tremulant

*Split Registers

Here are several performances from a recent concert series:

Movement II from Concerto in A Minor BWV593, J.S. Bach, performed by Mark Gorman

Movement I from Gloria RV 589, Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Mark Gorman