Parkey OrganBuilders | Pipe Organ Committee Resources
A compilation of in-depth information ranging from industry standards and descriptions to the format of purchasing a pipe organ
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Organ Committee Resources

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Mr. Phillip Parkey is a long time member of the American Institute of Organbuilders as well as the American Guild of Organists. The information provided here is based on over 20 years of experience and the installation and completion of over 100 instruments.

It is a compilation of in-depth information ranging from industry standards and descriptions to the format of purchasing a pipe organ. Many of the articles are in response to common questions from organists and organ committees.

To download, please submit the form to the right and then you will be able to access the pdf.
We hope you will find this information helpful!

I. The purchasing process

  • Church organs
    • Organ Committee
    • Consultants
    • Final selection
  • Practice organs
  • University or Recital Hall organs

II. Organs

  • Electronic
  • Hybrid – Electronic with pipe vs. Pipe with electronic
  • Pipe Organs

III. Understanding Organ Specifications

IV. Pipe Organ Placement and Acoustics

V. Key and Windchest actions

  • Key actions
    • Tracker or mechanical action
    • Electric action
  • Windchest actions
    • Electro-mechanical
    • Slider
    • Electro-pneumatic

VI. Winding systems

VII. Contracts and payment schedules

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