Organ, Pianos, Harpsichord
The Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio, created and installed a large-scale, custom pipe organ as a part of the 50th anniversary expansion of the church worship space in 1986. The organ is comprised of a three-manual console controlling over 45 ranks within a functional casework and organ loft. The instrument has electromechanical action. The casework surrounds the narthex and faces the sanctuary. The facade contains ranks of the Pedal and Positiv divisions at 8’ and 4’ pitches, a well as an 8’ Fanfara rank mounted en Chamade over the center aisle. Ranks for the remaining Great, Pedal, Positiv, and Swell divisions of the instrument are mounted in the loft directly above the casework. In the summer of 2005, a new Trumpet stop was added to the Swell division, and the Swell Mixture was revised by Hupalo & Repasky Pipe organs, LLC, of San Leandro, California. More recent additions to the instrument include four digital pedal stops manufactured by the Walker Technical company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania. The instrument is now played from an Aeolian-Skinner console with greater functionality than the original Holtkamp console.
Other instruments available include a Yamaha concert grand piano and Richard Kingston French double harpsichord.
A music library in the Music Center houses the 1,900-plus volume collection (the music library catalog is digitized and available for online access by St. Philip’s music staff and volunteers). Three volunteer librarians are responsible for cataloging, distributing, and collecting music for all choirs and instrumentalists on a weekly basis; maintaining library material; and maintaining choir lists. They work at the direction of the Director of Music and Associate Director/Organist.