News of the College Feb. 2001
 

Organ Transplant for Reed...

 

 

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Reed hasn't had a usable organ since the 1960s; the old Estey pipe organ in the chapel was finally sold in the '80s. Thanks to a gift to the music department from Reed trustee Sukey Roth Garcetti '61 and the Roth Family Foundation, in memory of Pat Roth, the college now has a new Baroque-style organ, built by Bond Organ Builders, Inc., of Portland. The wooden pipes are Peruvian walnut, and the metal pipes are made of a mixture of tin and lead—the same formula that has been used for organ pipes for centuries. It has no pedals and can be moved easily for performances in different locations, which makes it perfect for the many different performance needs of the students and faculty. The music department will use it for Baroque vocal and instrumental music, and newer pieces as well. R

 
   

Reed Magazine, May

2001
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