Christ Church, Elbow Park, Calgary
The Organ
(1978, Gabriel Kney of London, Ontario, Builder).

The pipe organ has been called the queen of musical instruments... an orchestra placed at the disposal of the musician playing. At Christ Church,
our pipe organ features in almost all of our worship, including Evensongs and other special liturgies beyond Sunday morning.

In accordance with much contemporary thinking about organ design, our instrument is designed on classical principles.
Two features are notable examples. First, the key action is mechanical, or “tracker” as it is sometimes described.
With this action the player has direct control of the attack and release of each note. As a result, subtleties of articulation are made possible,
which is not the case with electro-pneumatic instruments. Secondly, each division of the organ is contained in its own case,
which helps both to project the sound into the church, and to blend the speech of the various stops. However, in spite of these classical features,
care has been taken to ensure that more contemporary needs are provided for and that the hymns, settings and anthems of the Anglican liturgy
can be accompanied satisfactorily. No instrument can pretend to be an “all purpose organ” - an unwise and perhaps impossible aim.
But our instrument strikes an impressive balance in versatility and tonal integrity.

Specifications

GREAT
Bourdon 16'
Prinzipal 8'
Rohrgedackt 8'
Octav 4'
Spitzflote 4'
Octav 2'
Mixtur IV 1.1/3'
Zimbel II 1/3'
Cornet IV 4' (tenor G)
Spanische Trompete (Horizontal) 8'
Spanische Trompete (Horizontal) 4'

 

SWELL
Offen Flote 8'
Gamba 8'
Vox Coelestis 8' (tenor C)
Prinzipal 4'
Rohrflote 4'
Nachthorn 2'
Plein Jeu IV 2'
Terz-Zimbel II 1/3'
Basson 16'
Trompette 8'
Voix Humaine 8'
Tremulant

POSITIV
Holzgedackt 8'
Offenflote 4'
Nasat 2.2/3'
Prinzipal 2'
Quarte de Nazard 2'
Larigot 1.1/3'
Tierce 1.3/5'
Cymbale III 2/3'
Regal 8'
Tremulant

PEDAL
Subbass 16'
Prinzipal 8'
Gemsflöte 8'
Choralbass 4'
MixturVI 2.2/3'
Posaune 16'
Trompete 8'

COUPLERS
Swell Great
Positiv Great
Swell Positiv
Great Pedal
Swell Pedal
Positiv Pedal

ACTION
Key action mechanical
Stop action electric
Manual compass 58
Pedal compass 32

 

PISTONS
8 Generals (toe; 4 divisional pistons to each manual (thumb);
4 divisional pistons to Pedal (toe);
Great to Pedal reversible (toe) - replaced with a 100 level sequencer
Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great reversible (thumb);
Full organ reversible (toe)’
Set and cancel (thumb).