The sound of a pipe organ is produced by hundreds or thousands of pipes,
ranging in size from more than 30 feet long to the size of a pencil.
Each must be carefully voiced and regulated to produce the proper sound and to blend with its neighbors.
INSTRUMENTS CUSTOM BUILT FOR BEAUTY AND SOUND QUALITY:
We prize the ensemble as an essential aspect of any good tonal design. Each individual stop is chosen and voiced for its own unique beauty as well as its rightful place within the whole of the ensemble.
Using electronic switching systems from long established manufactures allow us to offer the organist a myriad of options including virtually unlimited registration presets, midi recording/playback, auto pedal, and more.
Our crew of talented craftsmen/artisans fabricate many of our components including:
- Internal Components
- Beautiful Casework
- Custom Crafted Consoles: from a simple low profile two manual to traditional stop knob or tablet style to the magnificent French Terrace we built for St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing Michigan.
The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air (called wind) through the organ pipes selected from a keyboard. Because each pipe produces a single pitch, the pipes are provided in sets called ranks, each of which has a common timbre and volume throughout the keyboard compass. Most organs have many ranks of pipes of differing timbre, pitch, and volume that the player can employ singly or in combination through the use of controls called stops.
COMPLETE INSTRUMENTS OF ALL SIZES:
From small self-contained portable organs that can be moved around within a given space, to large permanent installations with multiple divisions, Fowler-Hebert Organ Company can work with you to design and build the right instrument for your space.
"We have always had a special regard for smaller instruments. These instruments have the same rich, balanced ensembles of our larger organs and serve their owners’ musical needs with excellence in all aspects."
Instrument Relocation and Refurbishing
A rebuilt used instrument from Fowler–Hebert Organ Co is often a great alternative to a complete new build. All used organs are custom installed and include our distinguished tonal finishing.
- Conservation and Re-Building of Vintage Instruments:
- Typically, an instrument needs to be refurbished after 50-60 years of service
- Thorough renovations ensuring that the instrument will be “good as new”
- Our re-build will give the instrument owner at least another 50 plus years of fine service.
Restoration of Historic Instruments
1838 Henry Erben Restoration
Located in Grace Episcopal Church, Galena, IL. This is reputed to be the oldest church organs in the state still serving its original owner.
Farrand & Votey Restoration
In 1992 we restored one of the two surviving major instruments by Farrand & Votey. Built in 1897, we restored this century old pipe organ in its original installation at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Dubuque, Iowa.