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  1. Wow, what a fascinating post, Bruce! You kept my attention. I never realized 4' Clarions might break back and will have to keep an eye (or an ear) out for this. I always assumed reed ranks transitioned to flue pipes. Possibly the "Clairon-Doublette 2'" at St. Sernin cemented in my head the idea that high pitched reeds transition to flues, as night follows day.
  2. Apologies for resurrecting such an old thread, but there seems to be no better place for this. I stumbled across the spec at Klais for a new/expanded organ in Malmö (2018) with mutations up through the 19th partial on the 4', 8', 16', 32', 64', and -- wait for it -- 128' series: http://www.orgelbau-klais.com/m.php?tx=225 Apparently you can have your "Neuvième mineur 7 9/17" and eat it too. What I don't understand in the more detailed PDF (http://www.orgelbau-klais.com/_klais/bilder/pdf/Malmoe_Pipework.pdf) is how some of these mutations can be drawn from the same rank. Are the 11th and
  3. Oh, that won't do, MM! Continuing with the recent Lancastrian theme, I'd have to respond that there's nowt wrong wi' owt what mitherin' clutterbucks don't barley grummit. Well, I'm not at all sure I used that properly, and in any case I'm all out of mock outrage in defense of baseball. While it is fun at the ball park or in the movies (e.g. Bull Durham, which was filmed hereabouts), I find baseball rather dull to follow on TV or radio. And so, back to Carlo... I only had a chance to hear CC in person once, at a concert on an indifferent hybrid instrument, but I found myself wishing
  4. St. Sulpice doesn't have one (!), but i remember chuckling over a "Bumblebee of love" on a different instrument, grace à Babelfish. I do like how the St. Sulpice "Trompette en Chamade" (caption under the first photograph) was translated as "Trumpet Wildly." Something gained in translation, there. Here's a video of the "machine hail" in action:
  5. A few years back, CC made some reasonable arguments that the organ needed to adapt to modern society in order to survive. While I didn't agree with everything he said, it's certainly true that we are well past the days of Edwin Lemare daily entertaining thousands of casual concertgoers. At the time, CC seemed to be setting himself up as the modern, accessible ambassador for the organ. Instead, we got Klaus Nomi. Who knew that the diversity of organs worldwide was such a problem? Perhaps CC will chair the CENTRAL Central Committee to approve the Hauptwerk configuration which will replac
  6. That's why I will feel completely safe if I ever post a video of me playing pretty much any piece of music. "Listen," I will say, "it's so poorly played that it must be parody!" Nigel, I'm afraid that you play entirely too well, even if I were to post the video on your behalf. Though what possible objection could they have had to your video? Your other videos (like "Nigel ALLCOAT Virtuoso Organist 2") are fortunately still available (and very enjoyable, too).
  7. A while back a choir with which I sing grappled with similarly murky questions of copyright and legality when someone anonymously posted several of our performances to YouTube. The president of our choir wrote to Chorus America for advice, and although their reply isn't definitive and might not be entirely applicable in the UK, here is a summary: Placing a video on YouTube as opposed to your own personal or group site means the video is covered by YouTube's blanket license with BMI (definitely), ASCAP (likely) and SESAC (also likely). Since YouTube videos stream and cannot be downloaded (at
  8. I just ran across this on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaqkd6eqqk&fmt=22 After many years of buying Priory CDs, I really must look into their DVD line. Hopefully they are region free, because I enjoyed this immensely!
  9. Here's one approach: http://www.pasiorgans.com/instruments/opus14spec.html
  10. Just a quick story: I remember driving from college to Allentown, Pennsylvania one wintry evening to hear Gerre Hancock give a recital. Heavy snows in the Appalachian mountains almost forced me to turn around, but I realized it would be as difficult to head back as to press on. Since the recital was underway I wasn't permitted into the sanctuary, but an usher took pity and allowed me to tiptoe up a stairway to a gallery at the back of the church. The second half of the recital was given over to a sonata in four parts, improvised on hymn themes which were handed to Mr. Hancock in a heavy
  11. Thanks, mgp. I'll try out both changes tonight after choir practice. I appreciate the advice! Justin
  12. I stared at Holz's post dumbly for several seconds before its import sank in. This is truly shocking and dismaying news to organists, singers, and music lovers everywhere. Thank you Gerre for your blessings to us, and may they be returned now to comfort your family as we remember your life's work. Justin
  13. If anyone on the forum has a copy of Oliphant Chuckerbutty's "Paean" at hand, would you be willing to check some notes for me? I'm just learning this piece and I suspect a misprint in the score. Seven measures from the end there is a descending melody with three chords in eighth notes followed by two in sixteenths. The first of the sixteenth note chords is g minor (d+g in the left hand, g'+b♭' in the right) which is fine, but the second goes off the rails: f+a in the left hand with f#'+b♭' in the right. In a similar passage in m. 18 the g minor chord is followed by a diminished 7th,
  14. This instrument is only about ten minutes from my house. I missed the inaugural recital due to work (though I have a copy of the programme) but I will try to report back with impressions of the Ludwigtone at the next opportunity. Does anyone know of any recordings from Saint-Ouen which feature the Voix éolienne? I've always been curious about this stop, especially since the name was nearly unique for so long: Was this stop unsuccessful, and therefore not emulated by other builders? The Lausanne Fisk and the enormous Casavant at the Brick Presbyterian Church in NYC both include stops of
  15. My copy arrived today, at long last. I expect Jeremy Clarkson could have beaten the Royal Mail in this case while driving a clapped out Morris Marina, but no matter! I am very grateful for this thread, else I would never have been aware of the box set (which isn't available on the Amazon US site). Justin
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