C. B. Fisk, Inc.
Opus 133 (2008)
The C.B. Fisk organ (Opus 133) has enhanced the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church since 2008, when it was installed by C. B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, Massachusetts.
A dedicated group of members of First Presbyterian Church had the foresight and made the commitment to complement the historically significant church structure designed by John Gaw Meem with an equally outstanding musical instrument, designed and built by one of the finest organ makers in this country.
When the tracker organ arrived in Santa Fe in February 2008, with its components having been trucked from Gloucester, the congregation participated in unloading the truck of its 2,065 wood and metal pipes, ranging from sixteen feet to three-eighths of an inch long.
The Fisk is a tracker organ, which has its pipes sounded through actions controlled directly by the organist’s fingers and feet, using a system of mechanical connections to each pipe, rather than by electricity.
After a six-month installation process, a dedicatory organ recital was held on October 12, 2008. Since that time, it has graced our sanctuary for services and recitals.