The Sanctuary organ was built by the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and dedicated on February 4, 1973. The organ design was by Walter Holtkamp in consultation with Donald S. Sutherland, then Director of Music at Bradley Hills.
The Bradley Hills Holtkamp organ and the marvelous acoustics of the Sanctuary are wonderful complements. Many distinguished organists have performed on the Bradley Hills instrument, including Marie-Claire Alain, William Albright, Vernon de Tar, Calvin Hampton, André Marchal, Albert Russell, John Scott, Larry Smith, Donald Sutherland, and Dame Gillian Weir.
Organ Instrument Details
At the time of installation the mechanical action instrument consisted of three manuals, 34 stops, and 45 ranks, with electric stop action. The case was fashioned from cherry wood, with keys of plum and rosewood. In 2003, an eight-bell zymbelstern, designed by the Aug. Laukhuff organ company of Weikersheim, Germany, was added to the organ, and in 2006 a Festival Trumpet stop, manufactured by the Schopp company, was mounted on the (liturgical) east wall of the church, above the organ case. The organ contains 2,548 individual pipes.
2’ Super Octave
16’ Pommer (Great)
|Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Positiv to Pedal
Swell to Great
Positiv to Great
Swell to Positiv
Bradley Hills is proud to announce our new, Positive Organ from the internationally-renowned firm of Taylor & Boody. A Positive Organ is a small, portable organ and is about the size of a small desk. This new acquisition was made possible through the incredible generosity of Tom and Ann Robertson. You can see and hear it in in Bradley Hills’ phenomenal space now!
The organ is a manual instrument with five stops:
- Gedackt 8’ (wood)
- Principal 8’ (wood) (C-tenor g# are common with Gedackt)
- Rohrflöte 4’ (wood)
- Nasat 2 2/3’ (from middle c)
- Octave 2’ (metal)
The organ operates under mechanical key and stop action. It is transposable to 415, 440 and 465. It has 215 pipes.
The case is made of Black Cherry wood, and the keys of European Boxwood with Gabon Ebony sharps.