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Dulciana

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  1. No music here, but some interesting points???
  2. Ignoring the state of the organ I think this is appalling and I can't understand why this gentleman is so lauded.
  3. Not sure if we've had it already (what a long thread), but this is exciting.
  4. I found these remarks illuminating. In essence, a digital vs one or two ranks of pipes provides the facility - and hence temptation - to start performing a piece long before one has really learnt it. It seems obvious, I suppose, but I hadn't really thought of it that way before. Thank you. Practice on single flutes it is, then.
  5. I must say I was extremely impressed with the sound from a Hauptwerk set-up on this recording: I'd love a Cavaille-Coll in my front room. (Nice playing too).
  6. This was a bit like a car crash: I knew I shouldn't have looked, but somehow couldn't stop myself. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iPKXSWaMpME
  7. Dulciana

    Henri Mulet

    I would add my thanks to Paul for going to the trouble of scanning and sending these pieces to us.
  8. But not a new-comer to this thread...
  9. I absolutely love this. Great fun. I like the bit at about 2 minutes where he manages to find a free hand to remove his glasses!
  10. I know; I was sort of making a point (badly). The two performers seem pretty similar to me. However, what do people think of this: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pATsnf9Ie5s ?
  11. From the website: "Just how much of a saving is well illustrated at St. Cuthbert's. The theatre organ has about 1000 pipes arranged in 10 extended ranks. The church organ, which has slightly fewer speaking stops, needs 99 ranks and 5430 pipes!" Forgive me for being ignorant, but this is a digital instrument, right? In which case, why talk about ranks and pipes?
  12. The Wyvern Koralia does indeed look excellent value for money. What about the pedalboards on the Koralia and Toccata models - are they "standard" size, if there is such a thing? Do you generally find the consoles of these comfortable?
  13. Thank you all for your helpful comments so far. Nice website, Paul. I know what you mean about the disappointment of transferring from a more luxurious home organ back to less well resourced church instruments, but I would imagine that that would be more than made up for by the presence of pipes.
  14. I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that a digital instrument at home will be the preferred way of securing regular practice (ie every day, ideally). I am lucky enough to have unrestricted access to a "real" instrument, which I shall (of course) continue to use, but with the best will in the world it is difficult to get there as regularly as I would like to. I have not had the opportunity to play all that many digital instruments, and I'm not aware of any showrooms in my immediate vicinity where I could try out any instruments. I don't desire a lavish five manual cathedral reproduction;
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