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Lawrence Phelps & Associates

A Corporation for Organbuilding

Articles


Beginner

Pipe Organs 101
An introductory article on pipe organs written in a question-and-answer style
Pipe Organs 105: What is 'Organ Music'?
An introductory article on the music for the organ
Phelps Brochure
Phelps & Associates Company Brochure, 1977

Phelps

Articles by Lawrence Phelps
A Brief Look At The French Classical Organ, Its Origins and German Counterpart
Article for the ARGO division of the Decca Record Co. Ltd., accompanying Gillian Weir's recording, Couperin - Pièces d'Orgue, ARGO STEREO 4BBA 1011/2, April 1973
An Introduction To Change-Ringing
Explanation of Change Ringing Sequences
An Organ for Our Time
Lecture given at Southwestern Regional Convention of AGO, Oklahoma City, June 1971
An Organ for Today
Address delivered to the Connecticut Chapter of the American Guild of organists at the Choate School, Wallingford, April 13, 1970
A Short History of the Organ Revival
Church Music, biannual published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, Spring 1967
Compound Stops in Mother Church Organ of Christian Science
This article appeared in two parts in the January and Febrary 1953 issues of The Diapason.
Creative Church Acoustics
Discussion held in offices of Bolt Beranek & Newman, sponsored by Massachusetts Chapter of the American Guild of Organists published in Protestant Church Buildings and Equipment, February 1963
Designing a 2 Manual Organ
The Diapason, September 1961
Effects of Wind Chest Design on the Speech of Organ Pipes
The Organ Institute Quarterly, Winter 1953, Spring 1953
Great Organ Placed In C. S. Mother Church
This article appeared in the July 1, 1952 issue of The Diapason.
Organ and Sanctuary, One Musical Instrument
Lecture given at the Organ and Church Acoustics Symposium, North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, Illinois, sponsored by Bolt, Beranek and Newman, February 1970, published in The Diapason, October 1970
Perspective
The Organ Institute Quarterly, Winter 1954
Towards a Rational Tonal Design
Lecture given to the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, Los Angeles, July 1962
Towards a Rational Tonal Design: Examples for Lecture
Stop list examples to accompany articles Towards a Rational Tonal Design.
Thoughts On The Future Of The Organ
ISO-Information, No. 1, Journal of the International Society of Organbuilders, February 1969
Trends in North American Organ Building
Lecture given to the International Organ Festival, St. Albans, June 1969, published in MUSIC The AGO/RCCO Magazine, May 1970

Gillian Weir

Information related to Dame Gillian Weir
Gillian Weir Discography
Information about Gillian Weir and link to her new web site.

Instruments

A list of instruments built by LP&A
The Phelps Organ at Carlsbad Union Church, Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Union Church, 2/18/Electric
The Phelps Organ at The First United Methodist Church in Downer's Grove, Illinois
The First United Methodist Church, 2/28/Electric
The Phelps Organ at First United Methodist Church, Erie, PA
First United Methodist Church, Erie, PA. 3/39/Mechanical
The Phelps Organ at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Collins, Colorado
St. Luke's Episcoal, Ft. Collins, CO. 3/39/Mechanical
The Phelps Organ at Hexham Abbey
Hexham Abbey, 2/34/Mechanical
Organs Built by Lawrence Phelps and Associates
The Phelps Organ at First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, Iowa
First Presbyterian Church, 2/25/Mechanical
The Phelps Organ at Arlington Hills United Methodist Church, Maplewood, MN
Arlington Hills United Methodist Church, Maplewood, MN, 2/30/Electric
The Phelps Organ at the American Reformed Church, Orange City, Iowa
American Reformed Church, Orange City, Iowa, 3/37/Mechanical
The Phelps Organ at Grace Lutheran Church, Paris, Illinois
Grace Lutheran Church, Paris, Illinois, 2/20/Mechanical
The Phelps Practice Organs
Practice organ, 2/7/Mechanical
The Phelps Organ at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, California
Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, California, 3/37/Electric
The Phelps Organ at St. Paul's Lutheran, Skokie, Illinois
St. Paul's Lutheran, Skokie, Illinois, 2/23/Mechanical
The Phelps Organ at Bethania Lutheran Church, Solvang, CA
Bethania Lutheran Church, Solvang, CA, 2/16/Electric
The Phelps Organ at Christ Chapel, Oral Roberts University
Christ Chapel, Oral Roberts University, 4/70/Mechanical

Other Information

Information about other organs and organists

Casavant

Information about organs built by Casavant
The Phelps-Casavant Organ at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Specification of the Organ at Carnegie-Mellon University. This organ was built in 1970 while Mr. Phelps was at Casavant.
The Rathgeb Memorial Phelps-Casavant Organ at the Deer Park United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Specification and notes of the Rathgeb Memorial Organ at Deer Park United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This organ was built in 1970 while Mr. Phelps was at Casavant. In 2009, this organ was moved to the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Recordings by Other Artists
Outstanding recording made in the '60s by Heiller

Marcussen

Information on Marcussen organs
The Marcussen Organ at the St. Mary Church at Hälsingborg, Sweden
Stop list of the Marcussen Organ at the St. Mary Church at Hälsingborg, Sweden
Phelps Archive at Colorado State University
Information Directory to the Phelps Archive at the Morgan Library of Colorado State University

People

Information about the people of Lawrence Phelps & Associates
Lawrence Phelps Eulogy
Remarks by friends of Lawrence Phelps during a Eulogy held on April 17, 1999
Steve Thomas- What I Learned at Lawrence Phelps & Associates
Reflections on my days in organ building

Recordings

Available CD's
List of Recording made on Phelps & Associates Organs

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