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Allen eNotes Newsletter
February 2010





Dear Allen Owners and Enthusiasts:

Welcome to Allen E-Notes, the convenient way to keep up with news from Allen Organ Company. Readers like you often contribute content or make requests about what they'd like to see in future E-Notes editions. If you have any ideas you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you!

Barry Holben
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Allen Organ Company

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Latest News From Allen

The Quintessential Pipe and Digital Experience

Aram Basmadjian will perform in concert on the Lehigh Valley's largest pipe/digital combination organ: a four-manual, 112 rank Möller/Allen, on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Christ Church United Church of Christ, 75 East Market Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

If you have never heard in person a truly fine pipe-and-digital combination organ, here is your chance! The Christ Church organ is a perfect blend of digital and wind-blown sound filling a large, beautifully-designed sanctuary.

The concert will be presented by the Lehigh Valley Chapter American Guild of Organists and Allen Organ Company.

A free-will offering will be taken, and a "Meet the Artist" reception will follow the concert. For more information please call Allen Organ at 610-966-2202.

For more information on this installation click here:

Chapel™ Series Instruments:
the Most Affordable Way
to Enjoy Allen Sound and Quality

Allen's Chapel™ Series organs provide the legendary sound and construction quality that have made Allen the world's most preferred organ. Plus, all Chapel organs include Lumitech™ lighted stop controls with LED technology, Allen's proprietary DSP technology, stop-by-stop and note-by-note voicing, advanced MIDI capabilities, optional external speakers, and compliance with UL safety and FCC standards.

Chapel instruments are priced at under $10,000. Larger Chapel models feature Acoustic Portrait™ and can be equipped with Stoplist Library™, unique features found on Allen's most premium organs.

For more information about Allen's Chapel Series instruments, click here:

Click here to download a Chapel Desktop Background

Command Central of the Organ

The Allen Console Controller™ has kept pace with the many digital technology advances made in Allen consoles. It uses a common-sense approach to operating as a control for the organ's brain. The transposer knob, buttons and view screen may look intimidating, but they are powerful tools that make it easy to set the capture action, access memories, and reconfigure pistons. But there is more that this "black box" can do for organists.

If you are into MIDI, the Console Controller makes it easy to set presets from MIDI modules to each organ piston (on each memory!). When you need to use these MIDI voices you can access them simply with the push of a piston. Another feature of the Console Controller is "Configure Pistons." Are there times when you wish you had more General pistons at your disposal? With two steps you can "configure" Divisional pistons to operate as general pistons.

The Console Controller™ offers you many benefits. Start exploring them today!

Allen Installation of the Month

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Rochester Michigan
Three-Manual Quantum™ Organ

Founded in 1827, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is the oldest Congregational Church in Michigan and the first church in the city of Rochester, Michigan. The church recently added a new, contemporary sanctuary. This modern design deserved the latest sound and lighting technology-and a new state-of-the-art organ.

For more information on this beautiful instrument click here:

To view this instrument as an Allen Organ of the Week, click here:

Hear and see
Allen instruments
in all their glory!
Allen on the Web

Web-surfers often send us links to their favorite Allen organ videos. There are a lot of great ones out there and we invite you to search for yourself on YouTube™ or Google™. Each month, we will post a few notable video links in this section of E-Notes. If you have a favorite that you would like to see included in a future E-Notes, let us know!

• The Philadelphia Organ Quartet - William Tell Overture

• Dance of Joy - Luke Mayernik

Hear Allen organs
being played by
great organists!

Free Downloads

Nothing tells the Allen story better than the sound of our instruments. Next to hearing one in person, recordings are the best thing. In each E-Notes we will feature a few selections that demonstrate the pipe-like quality of our digital organs in a wide variety of musical styles. Enjoy!

To Download: right click on the song title, then click "Save Target As".

Classical Selection • Orchestral Fantasy
Hegarty - CD: Meet the Protégé

Religious Selection • Sanctus C. Gounod
Hazleton - CD: Echoes of the Basilica

Theatre Selection • I Know That You Know
Beacham - CD: Renaissance™ Unit Orchestra

Vote for
your favorite
Organ of the Month
Organ of the Month

The "Organ of the Week" feature of the Allen Organ Company website has become a favorite among Allen owners and enthusiasts. We are going to take it a step further on E-Notes by inviting readers to pick their favorite from several Organs of the Week. Choose your favorite from the list below and, in the next issue of E-Notes, we will let you know which one of these beauties was the readers' choice for Organ of the Month!

For January 2010 the contestants are:
• Quantum™ Q390 Ebony Finish Three-Manual
• Quantum™ Pipe and Digital Oak Finish Four-Manual
• Heritage™ H-II 45D Oak and Walnut Finish Two-Manual
• Quantum™ Q350 Walnut Finish Three-Manual
Click here to VOTE!

Click here for last month's results

Allen Organ Company is saddened to announce the passing of Martha Markowitz, 87 on January 29, 2010, at her home. She was the wife of the late Jerome Markowitz, founder of Allen Organ Company, who died in 1991. Born in New York, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Kuskin) Goldin. A graduate of Hunter College, New York City in 1946, she moved to Allentown and raised their four children. She was involved with volunteer work for organizations including the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hadassah, Allentown Art Museum and the Community Music School. She was member of Temple Beth El.

Survivors: Sons; Marc, Steven and his wife Ann Marie; Daughters; Sandra Goldstein and Judy, wife of David Roberts Grandchildren; Philip, Daniel and Emma Goldstein and Jeffrey and Jennifer Markowitz. She was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Eisenberg. Services were held at 1 p.m. January 31, Temple Beth El, 1305 Springhouse Road, Allentown with interment following at Beth El Memorial Park.

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