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  1. Yes, I don't think portable carillons are something a lot of people would be familiar with. I tried looking for the video Rowland Wateridge mentioned that was of “Wien bleibt Wien” arranged for carillon, organ, trumpet, and pan pipes, but I haven't had much luck. I did recently come across a video of a carillon being played in a band. 0:00 Street spirit (Radiohead) 4:16 Moon over Bourbon Street (Sting) 8:15 Roads (Portishead) 13:34 Life on Mars (David Bowie) 17:12 That's not how dreams are made (Jasper Steverlinck) 20:56 Summertime (George Gershwin)
  2. Thank you Paul, that was just what I was looking for.
  3. I just read an interesting article about a portable carillon that was built by students at the Iowa State University. This carillon as you can see has a bell tower facade, complete with a working clock. And apparently this carillon is even equipped with an electronic display that's similar to the Game guitar Hero, which was done by student who specialise in electronics and software engineering. https://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2019/10/31/model
  4. I was wondering if their is any information available about the design of the touring organ that was built by Harrison & Harrison for George Thomas Pattman?
  5. It would be nice to hear some demonstrations of a 32' resultant reed, but there's no videos or recordings that demonstrate this particular type of resultant. I have come across some videos of organ that do contain these acoustic stops. One example is a video of the Orgue du Voyage built by Jean Baptiste Monnot. Towards the end of the video i can hear what sounds a little like a 32' reed.
  6. I recently checked out the subcontrabassoon project to see how it's going, and its progressed quite a bit. I suspect it's still got a long way to go before it's finished as it does still needs keys added to it, but it's reached the point where we can hear how it sounds.
  7. I was just thinking that it may be worth adding to the list, as I have come across several portable pipe organs that I think are worth including. L'Orgue Gulliver https://www.facebook.com/LOrgue-Gulliver-102266285286708/ Orgue L'explorateur https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrM62KQXQ4vYnodR0JQP4Aw/videos L'Orgue Modulaire https://www.facebook.com/pg/orguesrivegauche35/posts/ I've also been wondering about what information I should be providing, as I included the name of the organist or organ builder along with the dates they were alive. But I'm starting think that the dates are not that important, as I included them because it's not often mentioned when these pipe organs were built, and at the time I felt that it would help narrow down the era the instruments are from.
  8. Here is the specification of Pierre-Maurice Branstein's organ built by Mutin-Cavaille-Coll. The stops for the manuals are listed with two pitches, as the manuals have a compass of 77 notes. I can't say for sure how accurate this specification is, as I find it hard to believe that most of the stops would each have an additional bass octave. Compass: Manuals, CCC-e5 Pedal, 32 notes CC-g1 *Stops listed in R. Meyrick-Roberts, “The French Organ,” The Organ, no. 16 (1925): 209. I. GRAND-ORGUE 16 Quintaton 16-8 Diapason 16-8 Flute* 16-8 Bourdon 16-8 Flute d'orchestre 16-8 Violoncelle 8-4 Principal 8-4 Petite Flute* 16-8 Clarinette II. POSITIF EXPRESSIF 16-8 Principal 16-8 Core de nuit 16-8 Dulciane 8-4 Salicet 8-4 Viole d'amour 5 1/3-2 2/3 Nasard 4-2 Doublette 3 1/5-1 3/5 Tierce 2 2/7-1 1/7 Septieme 16-8 Contre-basson 16-8 Musette* 16-8 Cor d'harmonie 16-8 Hautbois* 16-8 Voix humaine Tremolo III. RECIT EXPRESSIF 16-8 Flute traversiere 16-8 Gambe 16-8 Viole 16-8 Eoline* 16-8 Eoline celeste 8-4 Flute octaviante 4-2 Fife Plein jeu IV 16 Basson 16-8 Trompette harmonique 16-8 Cromorne 8-4 Clarion harmonique Tremolo IV. EN CHAMADE 16-8 Tuba 8-4 Trompette 4 Celesta (61 notes) PEDAL (16' Tirasses begin at C°) 32 Basse acoustique 16 Grosse flute 16 Contrebasse 16 Soubasse (G.-O.) 8 Flute (ext.) 4 Flute (ext.) 16 Tuba magna 16 Clarinette (G.-O.) COUPLERS Grand-Orgue [Unison off] Prolongement treble Positif au Grand-Orgue Recit au Grand-Orgue En Chamade au Grand-Orgue Positif 16, 4 Prolongement bass Prolongement treble Recit 16, 4 Prolongement bass Prolongement treble En Chamade au Recit 8 En Chamade 16 Tirasse Grand-Orgue 16, 8 Tirasse Positif 16, 8 Tirasse Recit 16, 8 Tirasse En Chamade 16, 8
  9. I don't know what ells to say other than thankyou.
  10. That's alright, things have just been a little difficult with what's been happening at the moment, and I also just didn't feel that what I posted was that interesting. I'm still happy to post additional information about Pierre-Maurice Branstein's Mutin-Cavaille-Coll organ, such as the specification.
  11. It's hard to explain. I haven't been doing that well lately, and I also wasn't happy with what I had posted, so I deleted all the text because I can't delete the whole thread. It was just about a Mutin-Cavaillé-Coll organ, that had a compass of 77 notes on each manual.
  12. I was recently reading about a Mutin-Cavaillé-Coll residence organ that was built for the composer and organist Pierre-Maurice Branstein (1888-1914). The organ had a console of 4 manuals and pedal, and contained somewhere around 40 ranks of pipes, but what I find interesting about this organ was that all the manuals had a compass of 77 notes starting from CCC. Meaning that the 4' stops were technically 8' stops, while the 8' stops were technically 16' stops. And according to the specification only a small number of stops started from CC. Obviously a pipe organ with a compass stretching bellow CC is not unheard of, I just think it's a rather unique feature. Unfortunately I can't find any mention of this organ on the internet, and I've only leaned about it from reading “Pipe Organs of the Rich and Famous” by Rollin Smith. But I am happy to post the specification or any additional information.
  13. One thing I thing I'd also like to say is that I feel that not everyone understands why people like appreciate the pipe organ, as it's not just about the noises a pipe organ makes. I have a passion for steam, and not just steam locomotives but also steam power in other forms, such as in pumping stations, and ocean liners. So I took up an interest in the pipe organ because I felt that it was an ideal instrument to express my passion for steam. And to be honest, if my only interest in the organ was just about the pedals and the ability to create different sounds, I wouldn't be that concerned about playing an instrument that purely sounded like a pipe organ.
  14. I agree that constantly referring to digital organs as toasters is harsh (partly because I prefer to think of them as microwave ovens). I don't think this is anywhere as bad as what happened at the St. Peter's Basilica, however it does feel a little odd that the Liverpool Cathedral would need such an opulent digital organ.
  15. I'm sorry, I hope didn't intend to be cynical.
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