Summer Projects

Summer has been a busy time at the shop, where we are working our way through several big maintenance projects. These include:

-Cleaning Op. 14 after smoke damage to the interior of the church
-New chest mechanics and improved structure to a Marshall-Bennet in Aurora, IN
-New reservoirs and re-leathering projects at several Indiana churches
-Cleaning pipework and repairing wind lines in Wanamaker, IN

Our pipe washing trays have been in constant use all summer...


This fall we look forward to replacing the mechanics and console controls at a church just blocks from the shop. Nice to work in the neighborhood from time to time!

Lexington Dedication

Op. 50 is at home! After 2 months of onsite installation and tuning, Good Shepherd Episcopal in Lexington, KY is home to Op. 50. On Friday, June 21st Good Shepherd organist John Linker and his colleagues Schuyler Robinson and Owen Sammons shared a wonderful recital to dedicate the organ. The church was filled to the brim with people, and it was so rewarding to hear everyone singing together on the opening hymn “When In Our Music God is Glorified”. We look forward to many more recitals and services at Good Shepherd, and are honored to have built an organ for this community. Dedication

Antiphonal installation

The Op. 50 Antiphonal division is installed! The cases and pipes are at home in Lexington, a teasing presence of the rest of the instrument to come. (The control systems, blower, and console are still on their way.) We probably received the most celebratory welcome ever: a full procession with robed choir, bag piper and a liturgy blessing the organ.

The church took both live webcast video and still time-lapse photos of the installation, available here:

We’ll be back on May 6th to install half of the front organ (and pick up more bourbon…)

Open House for Op. 50

The Open House for Lexington was a huge success. We had around 300 people walk through our doors, including a bus from Good Shepherd, local AGO members, and Indy residents who were walking the “First Friday” Gallery openings here on Mass Ave. John Linker played the first official piece for everyone assembled, and everyone had a chance to try out the console and see the [unstained] casework. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Lexington Open House 1

Lexington Open House 2

Indiana Landmarks on Diapason Cover

We are pleased that our work at the Indiana Landmarks Center was featured on the cover of the August, 2012 issue of The Diapason. It was a gratifying project to undertake, and we are glad that the article and pictures are now available to a wider audience. Thanks to Diapason editor Jerome Butera for the opportunity!

POE-A tours G&W shop

On Wednesday, July 25, the students at the AGO Pipe Organ Encounter-Advanced camp, held in Bloomington, IN, toured the G&W shop during their day trip to Indy. They saw the wind chests, reservoirs, casework and console wiring for Opus 50 (Lexington) around the shop, and got to see voicer Brandon Woods voice a trumpet pipe for Lexington.

They survived the 100+ degree temperatures that day; maybe that’s why they asked so many questions in the air conditioned voicing room!
POE voicing lesson

Goulding & Wood is pleased to announce our Opus 50!

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Lexington, Kentucky, will soon be home to our latest organ. The organ will feature 4 manuals, 59 ranks, and replaces the church's current Holloway organ, which has served the congregation faithfully for 42 years despite outdated electrical systems and a very modest stop list. The new organ will offer vastly expanded tonal resources for congregational singing, choral accompaniment, and solo literature.

See the specification here:

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