Classified Ads

This section is designed to facilitate contact between buyers and sellers of goods and services that are of interest to AGO members and visitors to the AGO website. We also post announcements of special interest. We invite you to use this new section as your primary medium for classified advertisements regarding pipe and electronic organs, publications, recordings or any other category of items that would be of interest to the community of professional organists. Submit your classified ad here. Ads for donations and free items are posted free of charge—contact the Classifieds Manager at info@agohq.org.

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Pipe Organs

Zimmer Pipe Organ, Op. 138 Free
Located at the Akers Auditorium on the Asbury University campus in Wilmore, KY. This 3-manual, 45 rank pipe organ was built in 1974 by Zimmer Organs, of Denver, North Carolina.  Good condition. Free to a good home;  recipient pays dis-assembly and moving costs. DIMENSIONS OF CHAMBER:  Height of chamber 17’, Width of chamber18’ 10 “, and Depth of chamber 9’ 12.” DIMENSIONS OF CONSOLE: Height 4’ 6”, Depth 4’ 6”, Width 4’ 11.” For more information, contact Dr. Vicki Bell – Email. (posted 3/8/2017)

M. P. Moller Organ
1-manual, 6-rank, tracker-action pipe organ built by M. P. Moller, Hagerstown, Maryland in 1902. 61-note manual, 30-note flat pedal board.  Manual: Melodia 8’, Unison Bass 8’, Dulciana 8’, Open Diapason 8’, Principal 4’, Principal 2’, Tremolo. Pedal: Manual to Pedal Coupler, Bourdon 16’. Dimensions: 9’ deep (including pedal board and 6” for bench) x 9’3” wide (including blower motor) x 14’1” peak height. Moved from Cambridge, Maryland, refurbished and installed in 1991 at Community of Christ, Baltimore/Dundalk, Maryland, by David M. Storey, Organ Technician where it now stands. Excellent finish and function. $10,000. Buyer pays dis-assembly and moving costs. For more information, contact Patty Ballinger, 410-877-3528 or Email. (posted 2/21/17)

30-rank Casavant – Létourneau Pipe Organ
Orgues Létourneau is offering a 30-stop pipe organ rebuilt to like-new condition for USD$550,000; includes a 10-year warranty. The core will be Casavant’s Opus 1274 from 1928 with electro-pneumatic wind chests; the revised specification can incorporate up to five new stops built by Létourneau. Installation costs, on-site voicing, an allowance for casework in red oak, a rebuilt two-manual solid-state console, and a ten-year warranty are included. Transportation from Québec is not included. The organ requires approximately 360 sq. ft. with 20’ ceiling for 16’ ranks. For more details, visit Letourneau Organs, Email, or call Andrew Forrest at 450-774-2698. (posted 2/17/17)

43-rank Casavant – Létourneau pipe organ
Orgues Létourneau is offering a 43-stop pipe organ rebuilt to like-new condition with a 10-year warranty for USD$839,000.  The core is Casavant’s Opus 2295 from 1955 with electro-pneumatic wind chests; the revised specification can incorporate up to eighteen new stops built by Létourneau.  Installation costs, on-site voicing, an allowance for casework in red oak, a rebuilt three-manual solid-state console, and a ten-year warranty are included.  Transportation from Québec is not included.  The organ requires approximately 500 sq. ft. with 20’ ceiling for 16’ ranks.  For more details, visit Letourneau Organs, Email, or call Andrew Forrest at 450-774-2698. (posted 2/17/17)

54-rank Casavant – Létourneau pipe organ
Orgues Létourneau is offering a 50-stop rebuilt pipe organ in like-new condition for USD$949,000; includes a 10-year warranty.  The core is Casavant’s Opus 2518 from 1959 with electro-pneumatic wind chests; the revised specification can incorporate up to sixteen new stops built by Létourneau.  Installation costs, on-site voicing, an allowance for casework in red oak, a rebuilt three-manual solid-state console, and a ten-year warranty are included.  Transportation from Québec is not included.  This organ requires approximately 570 sq. ft. with 20’ ceiling for 16’ ranks.  For more details, visit Letourneau Organs, Email, or call Andrew Forrest at 450-774-2698. (posted 2/17/17)

Saville Organ Complete, Needs Work
I have a complete 3-manual Saville organ that was originally installed in a church in Toledo, Ohio in the ’60s. I have owned it since 1983. I am interested in selling it complete. Besides the console there is a bench, 15 speaker cabinets with two 12″ speakers each, 2 speaker cabinets with eight 12″ speakers each, and a large cabinet full of circuit boards. It played well when I bought it, except for the antiphonal section that had some electronic problems. Since then I have moved into another house. The organ has not been played since about 2000. It does have some electronic issues, I do not know what. I am interested in selling it complete, rather than ‘parting it out’. Any reasonable offer will be accepted. Please contact me at this email. (posted 2/7/2017)

Holtkamp Pipe Organ For Sale
Vintage 2 manual electro-pneumatic Holtkamp organ with ventil windchests and three secondary electro-pneumatic chests for show pipes and pedal pipes. One splendid feature is that all 600 wires from the console to the couplers/relays and chests can be connected and disconnected with ten 60 pin connectors at the console. The 500 pipes represent seven ranks including a 122 pipe Sesqui Altera.  Having put this organ back together and then moving it and re-installing it (thankfully after I had made the console connection problem blissful) I am reluctant to just give it away so I look forward to a reasonable offer. The pictures on the site below show it being prepared to be moved into storage in Cleveland, Ohio. See the complete story, pictures, and an audio file demonstrating its capabilities. Email. (posted 2/6/2017)

classifiedHoltkamp Pipe Organ for Sale (two-years old)
Two-manual, 32 stop Holtkamp pipe organ built in 2014. Organ is currently located in climate controlled room in private residence in Ashland, Kentucky. Organ is still brand new. Health issues and downsizing is reasoning why selling the instrument. The organ has been well cared for and maintained. Owner is willing to negotiate price and may consider tax credit as part of payment. Perfect for private residence, college or school. Buyer responsible for dismantling, shipping and installation of instrument. Asking $160,000.00. Owner is willing to negotiate price and may consider tax credit as part of payment. Pictures and copy of official documents from original purchase available upon request. For serious inquiries, please contact Keith Sandrock by  Email or by phone at (816) 896-6762. (posted 12/5/2016)

Electronic Organs

Hardman Studio Wurlitzer Free
Recently restored 4/38 Hardman Studio Wurlitzer is available for donation to a responsible tax-exempt organization having an appropriate acoustical environment where it can be seen, played, and heard in concert on a regular basis, and where proper security, long term care and maintenance are assured.  We are actively searching for the next home for this instrument and  welcome your thoughts and ideas. Timing is not critical.  Contact Jack Hardman: www.hardmanwurlitzer.com Tel: 703-759-5281 or 703-678-5281 Email (posted 2/28/2017)

Instruments and Other Items

Three Classic MIDIWorks Swell Shoes ($75 ea)
Three used midi organ swell shoes with mounting brackets. Purchased new from Classic MIDIWorks five years ago for $250 each. Asking $75 plus shipping (or best offer). Located in New York City. Email (posted 3/22/2017)

Music Collection – free!
Burke Presbyterian Church (Burke, Va.), has a number of songbooks and music collections that we no longer use.  There are more than 200 copies of The Faith We Sing (United Methodist hymnal supplement) among other items. Contact Email.

David Liebe Hart – Music
David Liebe Hart, musician and organist, is selling a large selection of his organ music including hymns and songs. Visit his website, Spotify, or Google Play. Contact Email or 213-2422-4599. (posted 3/16/2017)

Etudes Music Magazines – free!
The Historical Society of Ocean Grove, NJ is in possession of many copies of Etudes Music Magazine dating from 1889 through 1950’s. We do not have all the issues. More information: Email. (posted 2/17/17)

Dowd Harpsichord
1972 Double Manual French Harpsichord after 1790 Taskin- Paris; Range FF-g3. 2 x 8″, 1 x 4′, peau de buff stop, buff stop, and solid walnut case. View the harpsichord. Contact jane@janemendenhall.com. (posted 1/10/2017)

Services

sb-squarelogo-150pxDiction Resources for Choirs
To sing is to communicate. www.SingersBabel.com gives musicians the diction tools to be expressive and communicative in the meaning and pronunciation of texts found in oratorios, secular and sacred choral music, cantatas, art songs, and song cycles. Languages include American English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin (Ecclesiastical, Germanic & Gallic), Church Slavonic and Russian. BabelGuides feature diction specialists/native speakers reciting the text in poetic and slow versions, while the original text, word-for-word translation, and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Guide scrolls by, in an innovative MP4 format. Affordable individual, institutional, and ensemble subscriptions are available through the Subscriber Library. Works are also available for individual purchase in the Online Store. (posted 12/8/2016)

Publications

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Announcements and Services

6th Organ Academy of Blois, in the Loire Valley, July 10=14, 2017.
Organ Interpretation and Improvisation Course 2017 sponsored by the Association Jehan Alain.
Jean-Baptiste Robin announces the publication of three Debussy transcriptions for organ.
David Cameron
, RCCO Exam Chairman, offers online lessons in melody writing, harmony, counterpoint.
Orgelkids is an educational pipe organ curriculum and kit that complements AGO’s outreach programs.
Looking for scholarships?
See our list of competitions.
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Products and services that appear in the Classified Ads Online section have not been endorsed by the AGO, its committees, or local chapters, nor can the American Guild of Organists accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information that appears in these listings. Any proposed ad may be rejected for any reason at the discretion of AGO Headquarters.