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    Moving which organ? W........'s?
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    Might be helpful for the B-major: play the chordpassages, like at the start, with both hands together and 'learn' the position(changes) of the hands carefully; breaking up the chords afterwards is rather easy then (OT: this also works for me on Messaien's 'Transport de Joie' - playing on two manuals not needed ;-) ) And as always: learn the most difficult passages by heart (absolute notes as well as 'analytic') and play from memory.
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    Don't forget that a profound piano technique was mandatory before taking up organstudies ...
  4. OT, but: I see no problem in playing ie Bach's D-dur (the h-moll, or the e-moll) on 'my' 7 stop Hill - works fine , if different; but that may come by the splendid performance
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    Take it seriously; the part like on the last page of Pr.in B (with the broken chord in sixteens - no score at hand now) may be a pain for the left hand; but as always your mileage may vary depending on your hands and the organ's action.
  6. These organs can play a lot; I've played 10 years on a (very late) 1-man. flemish baroque organ (Delhaye 1823). I've never missed the 2nd manual and/or separate pedal many colleagues said to prefer/need, the composition: Prestant 16 disc. Bourdon 16 Prestant 8 Holpijp 8 Quintadeen 8 Prestant 4 Fluit 4 Nasard 2 2/3 Octaaf 2 Veldfluit 2 Mixtuur V Cornet V Trompet 8 disc. Trompet 8 bas Clairon 4 bas. Hobo 8 disc. (reserv.)
  7. Which standard(s) do you propose for such a definition (our historical understanding, our 'needs' at this time, what was there once, what they may have meant but couldn't do/pay (dangerously neo)). I'm afraid this will lead to combination of incompatible reasons.
  8. Oh, that's what I meant.
  9. This with a smaller scale diapason on the great and sub/super couplers.
  10. Also, note what happens with the "looks", brrrr ....
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    Proms 2008

    A simple solution may be to count the exact not value of the final chord related to the speed of the preceding two or three pedal notes. This passage sounded absolutely overwhelming by John Scott on St.Paul's massive tutti (yes, with dome tuba's and royal trumpets!).
  12. Of course you're entitled to your opinion, but I've read (and fail to find it now) that H&H's work in the 1920'2 wasn't that 'big' as you claim it to be. So, a lot of HJ should/could have remained. Speeking of opinions, for me, scrapping an instrument with an historic importance as said organ in favour of a trendy new thing (described here already as being 'like' another one (Westminster Abbey) instead of being its unique self) is like a downright crime. Things like this happend in our country in the 1960's (I lament Anneessens 3x32' IIIP in Breda's former cathedral, scrapped and burned as it happened), yet we've learned (a bit); and I don't believe for a minute that this organ was beyond salvation/redemption.
  13. Also, the transept case could he moved forwards to make place for all the 'old' pipework, which, by good hands, could be made into a coherent ensemble. naaahhh .....
  14. Mabe the/a consultant to the work has posted pictures on another builders forum; sssjjjjjjjt .........
  15. Thank goodness for that ...
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    Imslp Re-opened

    The International Music Score Library Project
  17. Indeed: I remember listening to a 'composition' made of a Bach-notes arranged for barrelorgan where all the 4th quarters of every bar were removed and all bits pasted back together (leaving a 3/4 bar). You could definitely hear it WAS from Bach, but there was something strange going on ....
  18. ... or simply throw out the old lot and put something new in ....
  19. Why not getting HQ omni mics (Neumann/DPA/Schoeps)? spending so much on organs should enable a 3k euro for this ....
  20. I think it has something to do with two stapled intervals of sixes (transposed chromatically) ....
  21. Celebrating what? ChampionsLeague cup?
  22. CD-audio is 16 bit at 44100kHz - you need to 'downsample' the 48kHz recording in order to get in to CD-audio. Audacity (mentioned here before) can do this for you (import the audio, change the project rate in the left under corner and export the audio as .wav). I've read on forums that the zoom's may produce a very (very) weak distortion in the signal; for me this was a reason not to buy one (because I somehow always manage to 'get' that and be irritated). Just wondering if users here have found it?
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