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  1. I'll check on the recordings... If you look at the other pictures at http://photos.yahoo.com/bombarde_16, you can see the other 6 ranks that I have. Also, you can go to my personal website http://www.geocities.com/r37c04x35 to get full documented info on my residence organ.... ~Alex~
  2. Yes you are very correct, Roosevelt is very valuable, some put a higher price on their work than Moller or Aeolian Skinner, last time I checked, there are only around 90 Roosevelt organs still residing in the U.S., with only around 50 of them in working condition. I've also got a Roosevelt 56 note 16' Bourdon, which was revoiced (it had flaps of pipe metal put over the mouths to lower cut-up) to act as a Quintaten. It's from the same organ as the Gemshorn, from the best I can tell it was in the pedal at 16'-8'-4' pitch. In addition to that I have a Geigen Octave 4', Super Octave 2', Larigot 1 1/3', and a Fifteenth 2' all from the same organ. ~Alex~
  3. I have in my posession a 4' "Non-Conical" Gemshorn by Roosevelt, it was previously installed in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. The sound is very, very convincing, especially in the first 3 octaves. What they did to create they sound was that they used a very narrow mouth with a somewhat low cut-up, which produces that abundance of even-numbered upper partials. Heavy nicking was also put in place, it has that subtle hissing sound created by the air running across all the nicks... Alex
  4. Take a look at this, after looking at the picture,the seller doesn't know what a Spitzprincipal is. Look here.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...3774568110&rd=1 Alex
  5. I have to say from my experience, the Dulciana in any form is the most useless stop in the whole organ, perhaps apart from the tubby Bourdons seen and heard everywhere today.... I have a actual Dulciana rank in my possesion, some may cry to hear this, but it is being re-voiced in my organ to function as a celeste for the Salicional... If we were to look hard enough, we would definitely see that the first diminuative of the Diapason of unison tone should definitely be sufficient large to being second in power. If your main Diapason is going to be a 42-46 scale, for goodness sake don't make the Dulciana a 56!!!! For a 42-46 regular Diapason, the best solution would be to make the Dulciana according to the 48-50 range, and if it's still to loud, place it on a seperate windchest with a lower pressure, for just one stop, it's not that hard. Then, and only then, would the Dulciana be fully appreciated and used..... The main thing that characterizes the almost inaudible Dulciana of these days, is that back when it was invented, the Great Organ division often had atleast 2 Diapasons, often more. The second Diapason obviously had to be quieter than the first, and in most cases due to inferior voicing, the second was made much too quiet in comparison to the first. The Dulciana was then meant to be even quieter than the second, which led it to no use, since the primary goal of the Great Division is in leading the congregation in singing in church organs. The need for a quiet stop (as quiet as this was) was certainly not that apparent, if one needed to accompany a small group or a choir, they would go to the Swell or Choir if you had one and use a Soft Flute/Principal chorus....... ~Alex
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