The music ministry of Trinity English is greatly enriched by instruments which reside at the church. We invite you to peruse the instruments that Trinity has acquired through the years to support us efforts.
Most of the Aeolian-Skinner at Trinity English was finished in 1966, under the direction of the late Organist/Choirmaster, Richard Carlson. Combining a few ranks from the earlier Aeolian Organ, the completed instrument had 90 ranks playable from a 4 manual console. Of visual note is the beautiful organ grill with various instruments, crafted by wood carvers. In 1990, an extended flute stop and a two manual console were added to the rear gallery, a chorus trumpet added the great division, solid state wiring installed, and coasters to the base of the main console, enabling it to be moved for special events. A second restorative phase which included re-leathering and an updated solid state combination action system was completed in 2004.
The Dobson Organ, Op. 41 is a recent acquisition for Trinity English. It was originally designed and built in 1988 for a congregation in Pella, Iowa. As it became apparent that Trinity’s original 1956 two manual Reuter Organ (6 ranks, later increased to 12 ranks in 1989 by the Mueller Pipe Organ Company) was going to require a significant amount of maintenance work, the timing of the Dobson Organ’s availability could not have been better. The two manual tracker instrument, which consists of 17 ranks, was transported from Iowa to Indiana and installed in May, 2021. At the time of the transition, several visual adjustments were made, a cymbelstern was added, and tonal modifications were made to make to enable the organ to be visually and aurally coherent with its new home.
Given as a memorial gift, Trinity English's two- manual Flemish harpsichord was commissioned in 1996. Peter Tkach of St. Louis, was selected as the builder, and his wife, Andrea provided all of the intricate painting on the inside. The instrument, which can be moved from space to space, has two 8' foot stops and a 4' stop.
The collection of steel drums at Trinity English includes 3 Leads, 2 Double Seconds, 1 cello, and a bass – produced by various builders. They are complemented with smaller instruments: 20 Jumbie Jams by Panyard, Inc.
Handbells and Choir Chimes
The handbell choirs of Trinity English utilize a 5 octave set of Malmark handbells, 5 octave set of Malmark handchimes, and a 3 octave set of Malmark handchimes.
The collection of pianos around Trinity English include pianos by Steinway, Yamaha, and Everett; a digital Yamaha piano is utilized in the theater of Trinity English.