I found myself in All Souls Church on All Souls Day, but interestingly I was the only soul around.
I was at All Soul's Unitarian Church in Indianapolis. I see elsewhere on this blog a record of my intention to play this organ in the summer of aught five. It took me four years, but I am just now getting around to spending some time with this instrument.
I admittedly have a soft spot for these Holtkamp organs, having played a wonderful 1959 Walter Holtkamp, Sr. (designed with help from Fenner Douglass) at the Episcopal Parish of St. Peter's in Lakewood, Ohio. The Indianapolis instrument is four years younger, but shares many similar qualities.
The Indianapolis instrument does benefit tremendously from a complementary acoustic and is made more versatile with an enclosed swell division.
As a post-1974 graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Holtkamp organs played a relatively minor part of my "official" education, but for earlier students things would have been quite different:
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