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Allen e-notes Newsletter
  October/November 2013 www.allenorgan.com

Allen Tech News

Allen Installation:
Guadalajara, Mexico

Allen Video
on the Web

Three Manual



Due to this overwhelming response to the REPERTOIRE™ and HISTORIQUE™ organs, we are pleased to announce an addition to this unique family of instruments, the Allen HISTORIQUE III™! As indicated on our website and product sheet (see link below) this is a three-manual instrument with an incredibly varied specification. It includes the option of up to nine complete specifications (Suites) including three theatre organs; Wurlitzer, Barton and Morton! Making this feature set even more remarkable is the compact size of its console, perhaps the smallest three-manual organ available!

The REPERTOIRE™ and HISTORIQUE™ organs have already received fantastic reviews around the world! A few comments from two of our international dealers follow:

From Liz in the United Kingdom:
I love these new organs - we are getting quite a buzz of interest!

From Jim in Australia:
We held an "open house" for people to come and try the Repertoire, Historique and TH300 in Brisbane. Everyone who heard the Repertoire and Historique were amazed at the BIG sound from the LITTLE organs!

These organs are designed for the near-field (organist) experience and therefore the best seat in the house is on the organ bench. The combination of a broad specification, compact console, near-field tonal design and competitive price makes the HISTORIQUE III the perfect practice instrument for smaller homes or apartments!

Click here for more information about the new HISTORIQUE III™

Contact your Allen dealer for additional information and pricing, or call 610-966-2202.

SPECIAL VIDEO! Compact Pedalboard Comparison

Complementing our compact organ models, Allen produced a must see video if you're deciding which Compact pedalboard is right for you! Enjoy this in-depth comparison of the AGO Standard pedalboard, the Allen Compact Radiating and the Compact Parallel pedalboards found on Allen's Compact Organ models.

  Watch Video:  Allen Pedalboard Comparison video

Allen Tech News

NEW! Allen's Gone Mobile!

The Allen website is chock full of information. So much in fact, that it's a little overwhelming to sort through it all using a smart device. So, we've created a streamlined mobile version of our website that contains the most popular portions of the desktop site, optimized for mobile viewing. Visitors with mobile devices will automatically be re-routed to the mobile site. Feedback is always welcome, so let us know what you think of our mobile site's look and feel!

Simply type in www.allenorgan.com on your smart device and go mobile today!

Allen's Mobile Website

European Oak Custom Console Project

Since our last e-notes issue, this Baroque-style organ console is currently being installed in a church in Stockholm, Sweden. Installation completion is anticipated by the end of October, and a dedication concert will be held in mid-December.

Thank you for watching all these past months as Allen took this project from raw wood to final build!

Click to follow The European Oak Console project.

European Oak Baroque-style organ
being installed in Sweden

Allen Installations Abroad - Guadalajara, Mexico

The church of Santa Maria de los Angeles in Guadalajara, Mexico, founded in 1974, had a 39 year old spinet organ that was experiencing a myriad of problems in recent years. After making several ongoing repairs, it became evident to Monsignor Carlos Lara, that a replacement digital organ was needed to fill the needs of this growing congregation. An Allen CF-2a was chosen by the church and was installed earlier this year.

The high ceilings of the church provide excellent acoustics for the new organ.

On August 03, 2013, the new Allen organ was blessed by Cardinal Jose Francisco Robles, Archbishop of Guadalajara, during a Dedication Mass. The Cardinal was noted as saying he "liked the Allen sound" very much.

Santa Maria de los Angeles Church, Guadalajara, Mexico

Cardinal Jose Francisco Robles, Allen Dealer Ernesto Lemus, and Monsignor Carlos Lara at the dedication mass

Allen Installations - Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

For decades, the people of Christ Lutheran Church have presented beautiful worship to the glory of God. When the Worship and Music Ministry sought to broaden their tradition their faith community grew dramatically, dictating a larger, versatile house of worship and a new organ commensurate with the scale and beauty of the new sanctuary.

When asked to comment on the entire Allen experience, Mark Glaeser, Minister of Music replied, "When our committee at Christ Lutheran was searching for an organ, we listened to organs up and down the East Coast. The scope of our new sanctuary budget was a huge financial leap for our congregation, and in order to stretch our stewardship dollar, we were directed to consider digital instruments."

"In order to accommodate the needs of our rich and diverse Lutheran heritage, we needed a large instrument (3 manuals plus a floating antiphonal division) with great versatility and scope. With Allen, we were able to design an American classic instrument that plays all the great literature exceptionally well, and in a room that seats over 1100 people."

Christ Lutheran's extraordinary vision empowered Allen Organ to design and build an instrument that will serve this varied worship life for decades to come.

Mark added, "We thoroughly enjoyed being able to customize and design our Allen instrument to meet our specific needs, from console finish to the stop list. The MIDI and Vista capabilities have proven their value time and again in our traditional and contemporary worship services at Christ Lutheran."

Click to see photos from Christ Lutheran's first services

Click to see more details about this one-of-a-kind organ!

Allen Video on the Web

Allen organs are built with attention to detail that ensures lasting value and beauty. And that beauty is heightened even further when the instrument is an expression of your personal preferences. Allen offers a nearly endless array of options to make your Allen organ one of a kind. The beauty of an Allen Organ is indisputable. So is the joy of making your Allen organ the embodiment of your taste!

  Watch Video:  Customizing Your Allen Organ

Click here to go directly to the Video section of our website

Hear Allen organs
being played by
great organists!

>> Buy Music CDs
Free MP3 Downloads

Nothing tells the Allen story better than the sound of our instruments. Recordings of an Allen organ are the next best thing to hearing one in person. In each e-notes we 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 As".

Classical Selection Fugue in D Major; J. S. Bach
Performer: Allen Artist
From: The Sounds of Bravura™

Religious Selection Kyrie (Mass in C# Minor); L. Vierne
Performer: Thomas Hazleton
From: Echoes of the Basilica

Theatre Selection Roller Coaster; Milton DeLugg
Performer: Lyn Larsen
From: Lyn Larsen Plays

Click below to visit the music download page:

Hear Allen organs
being played by
great organists!

>> Buy Music CDs
CD reflects new BRAVURA™ organs

"The Sounds of BRAVURA" CD was recently created due to the number of prospects who wanted to hear samples of the new organ line, and the need to showcase the versatility of these fine instruments. Featured are a variety of musical styles from Bach to Beethoven including sounds of an Allen MIDI sound module. Selections performed demonstrate a variety of the stop lists provided with Allen's Bravura™ organs.

Click here to order your copy today!

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

Thank you all for your votes last month and for your enthusiasm! The previous Organ of the Month winner was the Combination Pipe/Digital Quantum Heritage™ Two-tone/White-Walnut Four-Manual. Click the link below to visit the AllenOrgan.com site for photos and more!

Choose your favorite from the list below. 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 Oct/Nov 2013 the contestants are:
• Bravura™ Oak Finish Two-Manual
• Chapel™ With Drawknob Package Oak Finish Two-Manual
• Combination Pipe & Digital Diane Bish Series Quantum™ Oak Finish Two-Manual
• Quantum™ Designer Series RL-58 Two-tone/Walnut and Oak Three-Manual
• Quantum™ Theatre Q315T Walnut Finish Three-Manual
• Quantum™/Custom Oak Finish Three-Manual
• Combination Pipe & Digital Quantum™/Custom Oak Finish Three-Manual
• Quantum™/Custom Two-tone Oak Finish Three-Manual

Click here to VOTE!

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