Still from Boston Globe video
One year in the making, a new digital organ that some claim rivals the greatest pipe organs in the world has debuted at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling, West Virginia.
This isn’t the first time that the creators, Doug Marshall and David Ogletree, have caused disagreements in the world of organ music; the duo from Needham, MA, have built several digital organs for churches, including New York City’s Trinity Wall Street, which had to replace their pipe organ after the terrorist attack on September 11th.
The Boston Globe has written a beautifully photographed feature, complete with audio of the organ being played as part of installation and testing. What do you think? Will digital organs replace pipe organs? Are we ready for that?