- Featured: Mike Edington
- Release Date: 12/23/2008
About the Organ: The organ at First Baptist Church of Winchester is a 2-manual, 25-rank pipe organ built and installed by Randall Dyer & Associates of Jefferson City, Tennessee. The instrument has a total of 771 pipes that include a Grand Trumpet, Cymbelstern and Chimes well-suited for Christmas carols and songs. The organ, Opus 87, with ivory and rosewood keys and a black walnut console was installed in February 2006. The installation includes 8' Principal and 4' Choralbass façade pipes of the Great division and the Pedal division. The organ is located at First Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia. The church has a rich history of the beginnings and the continuing ministry of Baptists in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The earliest records show that the first Baptists came to the Valley in 1742. The Winchester congregation met in at least five different locations between 1790 and 1928. In February 1928, the church moved to it's present location at the corner of Washington and Piccadilly Streets. The impressive columned edifice welcomes worshippers each Sunday and serves the community through an active schedule of Bible study, worship and personal discipleship events. From the organist: Mike is pleased to offer this recording of Christmas carols and songs. It is a commissioned work that provides a Christmas recording of all-time favorites now in public domain. He has included some of his own favorites: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," and "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Mike is the organist at Woodstock United Methodist Church (Woodstock, Virginia). All songs arranged by Mike Edington Produced by Mike Edington Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Will Shenk Photography by Rich Cooley Art Design by Randi Racey Text & Proofing by Donna Hughes Commissioned and Manufactured by National Media Services (Front Royal, Virginia)--Mike McCool, President Special Thanks to: The congregation and staff of First Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia; especially Organist Larry Correll, Music Director Lori Ann Horne Pendleton, Secretary Kathy Westover and Pastor George H. Fletcher.
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