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Niccolo Morandi

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  1. I just realised that their was a bit of advice I wanted to include in the last post but I had forgot. What I wanted to say is that if you're searching the internet for house organs, I find using foreign phrases such as Hausorgel, Huispijporgel and L'Orgue Salon I find can also be quite helpful.
  2. You will have to have to forgive me as I think the issue of under powered organs is more of a separate topic. But I guess the thing I can't get my head around is that I just find it unfortunate seeing something that has had so much effort put into creating like a big concert organ only for the power of the instrument to be just OK. But my biggest problem is that once it's done that's it, there is probably not much that can be done once the instrument is built and installed.
  3. Recently I was watching a video of someone going over a plan of a model railway they were designing for a client, and while watching I was thinking if only I could find someone to do something like this for my house organ. So rather than try and design an organ from scratch, I'd just submit a floor plan and wish list to an actual organ builder so they can evaluate the space and create a design rather than trying to do this myself It is a bit strange that a video about model trains would lead me to this idea, but I was impressed with how this person designed this model railway to fit into
  4. Wow that reminds me of the so called "Organ Spectacular" concert way back in 2007 at the Melbourne Town Hall. I can't remember what the program was or who was performing but I remember that it was an organ and orchestra concert that was about two hours long but contained somewhere around 15 or 10 minutes of organ playing.
  5. That's unfortunate to hear about a concert being a bit under powered. This is not an organ I have ever heard in person but I'm wondering if this due to the halls acoustics or just the design of the organ.
  6. I don't know if this would be of any interest. But there is a website called the Wayback machine that's basically a archive for old websites. The Mander Organ forum has been documented but only the main page. I don't think it would be possible to document the whole forum but I was just thinking maybe it might be worth preserving any particular threads for the sake of memories. But that depends if it is possible or even worth doing. https://web.archive.org/web/20200819195355/https://mander-organs-forum.invisionzone.com/
  7. edit. I think I need to be a bit more responsible for what I say.
  8. Well these drawings aren't perfect but I think they're fine. The design of the organ case or facade of my house organ is something I find to be a bit of a challenge in its self as while the specification is one thing designing a case that works under a low ceiling without looking flattened is another. The first design is based on an organ I stumbled across just after creating this thread. http://www.orgelbauschreier.de/anwalting.html There's a couple of things I wished I had foreseen before I did the outline for this picture, one is a mistake with the pipes in the left towe
  9. I just remembered a company called Orgue de Plaisance-du-Gers had a while ago released a series of extension organs called the Modulorgue B2. The instruments consist of two ranks of pipes but the case designs can verie depending on the space the instrument is intended for. I find these organs two be quite attractive but I wonder if an organ like this would appeal to people as even for an extension organ having just two ranks of pipes feels like a hard sell. http://www.modulorgue.com/modulb2.html
  10. Sorry for the late reply, but anyway yes I see what you mean about adding links. My original intention was to just list both the name of the instrument and the artist or builder as I felt like that would be enough for anyone to track down the instruments, but thinking about it now it probably would help to include a link to a page or article. I've also decided to included a section for pipe organs that are not designed to be moved to different venues but are designed to be moved around within the space they are installed in. Pipe Organs Orchestrion – Georg Joseph Vogler 17
  11. I find what you said regarding organs with low wind pressure rather interesting, as this is something that I have wondered about. I was recently looking at the specification of a rather impressive organ built for a university in Houston Texas and I recall reading somewhere that this massive organ has very small scale pipe work. However when I went back to check on the description of this organ I couldn't find where I had read this, so I'm unsure if that is true or if I may have just imagined that. http://cbfisk.com/opus/opus-109/ This isn't the first time this has happened as I
  12. Recently I've come up with the idea to put together a list documenting various touring or portable pipe organs. Besides Reginald Foort's touring organ it's difficult to find information on any other portable pipes organs, as many of the organs I'm aware of I have discovered purely by accident. So anyway here is a list I've put together documenting both pipe and electronic portable organs, along with the names of the artist or builders. Pipe Organs Orchestrion – Georg Joseph Vogler 1746 – 1814 Portable Pipe Organ – W. W. Kimball Organ Company
  13. Still working on the concept art so I don't have anything to show you just yet, but I recently came across a house organ that I had stumbled across a while ago but couldn't remember the name of. It's an instrument that I feel that I have to share with you, as although the specification only consist of three ranks of pipes the case design is quite a conversation piece. http://www.orgelbauschreier.de/bad-kissingen.html
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