Just came across this fine looking instrument on the NPOR, by Aubertin. Must be only a few miles from me, yet I knew nothing of it. Anyone else know about it ?
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:27 PM
Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:30 PM
Yes, I've played it; it's not 'to be' installed, it's aready in and has been for some months now. It's very fine indeed - visually and sonically. It's in a purpose built music room with top notch acoustic design. More than that it's up to the owners to tell you, but I'll let them know it's been spotted.....
Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:12 PM
Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:34 AM
sjf1967: I have two questions, which do not ask you to divulge ‘sensitive’ info.
What does the Dulcineau sound like ? Do you know if there are any plans to release recordings of this wonderful looker – even if just on YouTube ?
This must be one of the largest organs built for private clients in recent years. I am sure members will be able to expand on this.
Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:23 AM
Any reason why the NPOR stoplist does not exactly tally with the Aubertin labelling?
Probably because the information NPOR was given differs from what's actually on the stops! A common problem.
Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:22 AM
Dulcineau (Dulcimeau. perhaps - I think NPOR may be wrong with this name) - as I recall (it was some months ago and I had a lively toddler with me) it's quite a gentle register. A fuller version of a Voix Humaine maybe, quite 'vocal' in conception.
Recordings - I think I can say that this is not entirely out of the question. But it won't be for quite a while yet.
Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:58 AM
Thank you, sjf1967. I’d assumed it was more Cromorne-esque, to complement the mainly French Baroque/Classical specification. Especially since there’s a Voix Humaine on the Positif.
And, I’ve just noticed by zooming: is there some kind of swelling device on the right hand side, above the pedal-board ?
Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:31 AM
Yes, for the third manual stops. Like St John's Oxford.
Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:28 PM
More about the extraordinary talents of the proud owner of this wonderful instrument here, who just happens to be a Vice President of the Royal College of Organists in addition to running one of the world's busiest airports:
Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:21 AM
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