Krigbaum Organ, Marquand Chapel
Taylor & Boody, III/48, 2007
The Installation Process - Summer 2007
The commission and installation of a new pipe organ constitute a rare event in the life of an institution. Taylor and Boody’s Op. 55 arrived on June 6, 2007, and the crew from their shop in Staunton, VA were in New Haven all summer installing and voicing this beautiful new instrument, designed specifically for the newly renovated Marquand Chapel, representing the culmination of a process begun eight years prior with the planning of the renovation of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle.
The new instrument is tuned in meantone temperament, in accordance with common practice in seventeenth century Europe. It is one of the very few meantone organs in North America, and one of the largest.
The organ was inaugurated with a festive series of events over the course of the 2007-2008 academic year.
From the Inaugural Recital, Recorded Live on October 6th, 2007: