Continuo Organ* with four stops, by Robin Jennings (England, 2003), after 17th and 18th century originals.
This four stop continuo organ is available for hire. The keyboard can transpose to A=415, 440 and 465, and it is also possible to tune at A=430. The organ can be tuned to any desired historical temperament.
The organ is normally kept at our premisies in Atlanta and is in regular use for recordings and concerts by professional orchestras, cathedral choirs, choral societies and other groups, at numerous venues around the country. Please read more or contact us to enquire about pricing and availability for hire.
We are proud to present our positive/continuo organ. This instrument of an exquisite quality is the creation of Robin Jennings, an English organ builder known throughout the world's music community for his quality continuo instruments. Jennings built this organ in 2003 specifically for New Trinity Baroque following historical tradition of the Baroque period, featuring four stops, a wooden case painted in red faux-marble effect, and gothic fretwork in old-English style.
This instrument has been used not only by New Trinity Baroque, but also by several other orchestras and concert venues, including Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, New York Collegium and Andrew Parrott, Emory University Concert Choir, violinist John Holloway, The Canterbury Choir, Athens Master Chorale and others. Concert Halls which found this organ suitable for its concerts and featured ensembles include The Schwartz Center in Atlanta, Hodgson Concert Hall (University of Georgia) in Athens, Allen Memorial Church (Oxford College of Emory Univeristy) in Oxford, and others.The instrument was delivered to Atlanta at the end of May 2003. With its four stops it provides a sufficient support for even bigger ensembles, such as a baroque orchestra and a choir. Its ability to change the pitch quickly and easily allows the performer to play at any desired pitch needed for historically accurate performance - as low as 392 Hz (for French Baroque music), 415 Hz or 440 Hz, and as high as 465 Hz (for music of Monteverdi and Venetian composers), as well as "Classical" pitch of 430 Hz (for Mozart and Haydn). The organ is easily transportable - it has attached wheels, and it splits in two pieces (top and bottom, detachable just under the front-pipes section) so that even two people can lift it. Its blower is the quietest in the industry - perfect for recordings.Beside its fantastic sound, the organ is also visually very attractive! Truly a feast for both ear and eye!Mr. Jennings has many noteworthy names on his list of past customers, including Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloist) and Robert King (The King's Consort).The instrument is in perfect condition.
Stopped Diapason 8' - wooden pipes
Chimney Flute 4' - wooden pipes
Octave 2' - metal pipes (also in prospect)
Mixture 1' & 1 1/3' - metal pipes
Compass: C - fff (54 notes)
Transposable to A392, A415, A430, A440 & A465 Hz
3'11" high (1200mm), 3'8" wide (1140mm), 2'3" deep (700mm)
TO RENT: $400 per concert (Atlanta vicinity) plus transportation;
$500 per concert (out of town) plus transportation and milage.
N.B. The selling price includes delivery and setup for up to 200 miles.
Rental rates do not include transportation, additional tuning, extra rehearsals, etc.
and are quoted on individual basis. Additional tuning: usually $75
The Fretwork is custom designed to reflect Baroque style.
Inside the instruments are four ranks of pipes, easily accessible
for tuning (the picture shows look inside when right door is opened).