The Episcopal Parish of
St. Michael and All Angels
602 North Wilmot Road • Tucson, Arizona 85711

Music at St. Michael's




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The Parish Choir
as of Easter, 2005
Jane Haman, Choir Director and Organist
Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
Rachel Aschmann
Kieran Fasse
Chuck Haman
George Donaldson
Karina Cole
Kara Harris
Derek Sanchez
Ernie Fasse
Robin Donaldson
Susan Hitchens
Dean Schoff
Keith Hege
Deborah Howe
Mary Greene Lamb
David Uhrig
Michael Rhodes
Joyce Tracy
Jessie Pringle


Mary Uhrig




the choir

  The St. Michaels and All Angels Choir, led by Jane Haman, sings at the 10:00 AM High Mass on most Sundays, at certain feastday masses, and on other selected occasions. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:00 PM and on Sunday mornings.

Jane Haman at the organ

The Æolian-Skinner Pipe Organ


45-rank
Æolian-Skinner
Pipe Organ.
Built in 1959 in
Boston, Massachusetts.

 
History of the Æolian-Skinner Pipe Organ

Music is intimately bound with the proclamation of the Word, an opportunity for us to express through hymns, anthems and liturgy those feelings that are often difficult to express with words. The music of the Christian faith is meant to deepen and enrich our worship experience. Music has the ability to make us of one heart and voice, a natural response of a living faith. Those who are called to presenting music for worship have the important task of leading worshippers toward greater heights of inspiration and beauty, to the glory of God.

St. Michael’s has had a rich musical tradition. The choir, with Organist and Choir Master, Jane Haman, is committed to presenting music of the highest caliber on Sundays and special Feast days. Major works with orchestra are presented at Michaelmas, Christmas Eve and Easter.

The organ has long been considered the most effective musical resource for worship. Its primary function is that of accompanying congregational singing. A well-designed organ is an effective accompaniment to the human voice. Its unique timbre, even at full volume, will complement rather than cover congregational singing. An organ should also offer a variety of tone colors to give it the flexibility needed for other liturgical uses, and for use as a solo instrument.

Our Æolian-Skinner organ is an excellent representation of the “American Classic” design. It was originally built for Christ Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1959. St. Michael’s purchased this instrument in 1989. In 1998, after repairs and upgrades were made, it was installed at St. Michael’s. The organ has now been completed, with the addition of the Antiphonal division, as well as changes and additions to the other divisions.  To celebrate the Antiphonal division being installed and operational, the organ was rededicated on May 22nd, 2005 with a celebratory by nationally-acclaimed organist Todd Wilson.


the Antiphonal division

Our completed instrument will more than adequately serve all the church’s musical needs, and have the flexibility for the playing of organ literature from all periods. It will also prove to be an outstanding recital organ and community resource.


The Book of Pipes

Participants in The Book of Pipes, from left to right: Clinton Hines, Josephine LePoole, and Proscovia King

Parisioners inspect the Book of Pipes
The Book of Pipes is a memorial and historical listing of loved ones, living and deceased, who have made a difference in our lives, our community, and the world. Your name, a name of a loved one living or deceased can be inscribed in the Book of Pipes. Please contact the parish office, 886-7292, for more information. Brochures are always available in the back of the church, or in the parish office at any time. Also to be published is The Stories Behind the Book of Pipes, telling the stories of all the people inscribed.



organ

Organ Specification and Stop List

Builder:
Year:
Opus:
Original installation:

New Location:
Reinstalled/expanded:


Case
   Builder:
   Date:
   Materials:
Console type:
Stop controls:
Pedals type:
Action
   Key:
   Stop:
Temperament:
Tuning (a'):
No. stops:
No. ranks:
No. pipes:
Aeolian-Skinner Co
1959
1352
Hyde Park Community Methodist, Cincinnati, OH
1998
Pipe Organ Artisans, Tucson, AZ


Aeolian-Skinner   
Original
Oak
Detached
Draw knob
Radiating, concave

Electro-Pneumatic 
Electro-Pneumatic
Equal
440
66
64
3750

Great
Size
16'
8'
8'
8'
4'
4'
2'
1 1/3’
8’
4’
16’


Swell
Size
16’
8'
8'
8'
4'
4'
2 2/3-1 3/5
2'
1’
16'
8'
8'
4'
4’
16’



Choir
Size
8’
8'
8'
8'
4’
4'
2 2/3'
2'
2’
1 3/5'
1 1/3’
16’
8'
8’
8’
4’
4’
16’



Antiphonal
Size
8’
8'
8'
8'
4'
2'
1 1/3’
8'


Pedal
Size
32’
32’
16'
16'
16'
16'
16’
8'
8'
8’
8’
8'
4'
4'
2 2/3’
32’
16'
16'
8'
4'
4'


Type
Quintaton
Principal
Wood Gedeckt
Gemshorn
Octave
Chimney Flute
Fifteenth
IV-V Mixture
Trompet
Great/Great
Great/Great
Unison off


Type
Contra Violone
Viola Pomposa
Viola Celeste
Rohrflote
Principal
Harmonic Flute
Sesquialtera
Octavin
III-IV Scharff
Contra Hautbois
Trompette
Hautbois
Clarion
Swell/Swell
Swell/Swell
Unison off
Tremulant


Type

Diapason
Cor de Nuit
Flauto Dolce
Flute Celeste
Principal
Koppelflote
Nazard
Super Octave
Spitzflute
Tierce
IV Fourniture
Chalumeau
Trompette
Rohr Schalmei
Trompette
Clarion&
Choir/Choir
Choir/Choir
Unison off
Tremulant


Type

Principal
Viola*
Viola Celeste*
Flute*
Octave
Gemshorn
IV Mixture
Trumpet*
*enclosed


Type
Untersatz
Dolce Bass
Contre Bass
Bourdon
Quintaton
Flauto Dolce
Violone
Octave
Bourdon
Flauto Dolce
Violone
Quintaton
Choral Bass
Choral Flute
II Rausch Quinte
Contre Bombarde
Bombarde
Hautbois
Trompette
Clairon
Rohrschalmei

Pipes
61
61
61
61
61
61
61
306
61





Pipes
61
68
68
68
68
68
122
61
183
12
68
68
68






Pipes

61
61
61
61
61
61
244
61
61
61
244
61
61
61
--
61






Pipes
61
61
61
61
61
61
244
61



Pipes
--
--
32
32
--
12
--
32
12
--
--
--
12
12
64
--
32
--
12
12
--

Details














Details



















Details




Pd

















Details











Details
Electronic (1-24)+Pd
Electronic (1-24)+Ch


Gt
Ch
Sw


Ch
Sw
Gt



Electronic (1-12)

Sw


Ch

Accessories

Couplers:

8’
4’
8’
4’
8’
8’
16
8’
4’
16’
8’
4’
16’
8’
4’
16’
8’
4’
8’
16’
8’
8’


Pistons:
15
8
8
8

Levels:

Midi:



Gt/Pd
Gt/Pd
Sw/Pd
Sw/Pd
Ch/Pd
Ant/Pd
Sw/Gt
Sw/Gt
Sw/Gt
Ch/Gt
Ch/Gt
Ch/Gt
Ant/Gt
Ant/Gt
Ant/Gt
Sw/Ch
Sw/Ch
Sw/Ch
Ant/Ch
Ch/Sw
Ch/Sw
Ant/Sw
Gt & Ch Rev


General
Great
Swell
Choir

99

Interface with record and playback

 

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