Secret Sound - 6 - The Celestial Orchestra of New Jersey (Arthur Kirk Ferris) 

 

Episode 6, the celestial orchestra of new jersey, focuses on a New Jersey-based landscape gardener and visionary instrument maker, Arthur K. Ferris (1871-1943). Inspired by the angelic visitations revered in the Seventh Day Adventist church, in 1924 Ferris had a visionary encounter with the angel Gabriel, who gave him detailed instructions on how to build massive angelic instruments fusing harps and strings. According to angelic designs, Ferris constructed the instruments, and with his wife Bertha and friends, performed Adventist hymns and heavenly improvisations until Ferris died in mid 1940s. Welcome to the angel reams…

 

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