Casavant Frères 72-rank Op. 3529 at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church has served as a concert and teaching instrument for the Organ Department at Emory University since its installation in 1982. Our firm has maintained the organ since 1995. The original console had only one memory level. In 1996, our firm was selected to install and upgrade the console, which included the addition of 80 memory levels and multiplexing relay system, and to thoroughly clean the organ.
Glenn Memorial’s sanctuary serves a dual purpose as a worship space and an active recital venue for the University and the community. Unfortunately, due to the busy schedule and heavy traffic in and out of the room, the amount of dust stirred up is likely quadruple that of other regularly used churches or concert halls. Built-up dust inside the organ pipes and chamber over the years plagued the reed voices with tuning instability.
During the early winter of 2012 while the University was on Winter Break, we were contracted again to clean the entire organ and clean and regulate all 12 ranks of reeds on the organ’s 4 divisions. We also repaired the organ’s Schwimmer Reservoir lids that were prone to wind pressure fluctuations.