Basilica Organ

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Basilica Organ

Become a partner in the work of the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent. Over the next several years additions will added to the organ, making it one of the beautiful and largest organs in the country.

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The Archabbey Basilica organ was built by the craftsmen of John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders in Champaign, Illinois. The organ was built in two phases, and as two organs: the Apse organ of 11 ranks which is situated in the monastic choir area of the Basilica to accompany the monks at Divine Office, and the Gallery organ of 50 stops and 70 ranks, which accompanies services held in the nave. The organ case harmonizes well with the other architectural features of the Basilica; the console and mechanical components of the organ are built of the highest quality hardwoods and the most durable materials impervious to heat and humidity. The 3,000-plus pipes have been constructed from extra-thick, high quality organ pipe metal and the highest quality clear hardwoods. The handsome fa├žade pipes of the 16-foot Double Diapason are made from pure polished tin. A single console, situated in the Basilica sanctuary, allows the organist to play each organ separately or both organs simultaneously. Engineered for a 100-year life span, the Archabbey organs will lead worship services in the Basilica with a solid, round, full tone.

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