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.

Click here to see the organ arrive at Marquand Chapel!

Click here to hear an interivew with the builders and ISM Director Martin Jean on the new organ!


From the Inaugural Recital, Recorded Live on October 6th, 2007:


Praeludium in C, by Dieterich Buxtehude (BuxWV 137) - Harald Vogel, organist

Amen from Te Deum: Herr Gott, dich loben wir, by Hieronymus Prateorius - Yale Schola Cantorum, Simon Carrington, conductor

Soll es sein, 8 variations, by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Harald Vogel, organist

Praeambulum ex G, by Heinrich Schneidemann - Harald Vogel, organist

Toccata in d, by Dieterich Buxtehude (BuxWV 155) - Harald Vogel, organist