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The new baroque organ in Anabel Taylor Chapel re-creates the sound and visual design of historic German instruments of 300 years ago.
Arts and Sciences dean Peter Lepage, german studies chair Anette Schwarz, university organist Annette Richards, organ builder Richard Parsons, cabinetmaker Chris Lowe, lead designer Munetaka Yokota, and materials science and engineering professor Shefford Baker discuss the nearly 10-year effort--by over 100 people on two continents--to bring the project to fruition.
Commissioned by Cornell's Department of Music, the organ will be used for solo repertoire, such as the music of J.S. Bach, as well as vocal and instrumental ensemble accompaniment.