On last week’s Historic Ipswich walking tour I met Rick Isaacs and Dana Sigall, a couple of Ipswich craftsmen who are intricately involved in the process of building traditional pipe organs at the Gloucester company C.B. Fisk. Each new organ is assigned a number. Opus 62 at the Ascension Memorial Church in Ipswich was built in 1973 and is a ground-breaking two-manual and pedal instrument with twenty-three stops and twenty-eight ranks. It continues to have great appeal to renowned organists.
Here’s a fascinating video from C.B. Fisk that follows the entire process of building a traditional pipe organ.
And here’s Rick describing how it all works!