This is Dr. Steven Ball performing an improvisation on the familiar Christmas carol Deck
The Halls on the newly restored IV/53 Saint Louis Scottish Rite Kimball.
While this music is seasonal,
this clip demonstrates the instrument's full ensemble which, albeit dark, is one which the listener's ear never gets tired of hearing.
This video was recorded during the winter when the building was cold, but the organ heated up so the flues went sharp and the reeds stayed the same. Some of these pitch differences among the various ranks may be noticed in the
We sincerely thank Dr. Ball and Brent Johnson of Organ Media Foundation for producing, recording, and
posting this video of this precious, historic Kimball organ on YouTube for public viewing.