Friday, January 26, 2018

Naval Academy Chapel Organ

One of the highlights of a visit to the U.S. Naval Academy is a chance to see the inside of the Naval Chapel. Not only are there some impressive paintings and stained glass, the Academy Chapel also has a beautiful organ. Here is a quote about the organ from the United States Naval Academy website.
The Naval Academy Chapel organ dates back to 1908. The Hutchins Organ Company of Boston, MA built the original instrument. In 1940, the Moeller Organ Company of Hagerstown, MD was contracted to build a larger instrument to support music in the newly enlarged chapel. Through the years, the organ has undergone several enhancements and renovations. Most of these enrichments to the instrument have been made possible through generous gifts of individuals and classes. The current instrument, comprised of both pipe and digital voices, totals 268 ranks and is controlled by two consoles.

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