Archive for September, 2011

Hinners organ, Zion Lutheran, Gordonville MO revisited

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

 Following up on the 2008 visit to this little village organ (documented in this post,) I got to visit again this month, in the midst of a fun family trip with my two remaining siblings and my 90-year-old mother! On September 16, 2011, we all visited Arthur Seboldt and his wife Mildred, who have lived for years across the highway from the church, and part of that was of course a visit to the church and cemetery grounds, full of many memories. The last visit yielded a pretty good recording session of the organ (linked in the previous post); this time I resolved to do a hymn sing with the gathered family, a wonderful experience.

One thing that I have noticed in the past is a squeak on the low G pedal key. Uncle Art shared the tidbit that this little squeak has been there since his father and his family arrived in 1938, and seems to have persisted despite a 2003 renovation by the St. Louis Pipe Organ Company!

Here’s a video demonstration and humorous improv: