father-willis Posted August 4, 2007 Share Posted August 4, 2007 I know we all love drawing up fantastical specifications of new organs "when we win the lottery", or when contemplating a-far, far off-rebuild of our day-to-day intruments adding as much as possible, mixing actions and including echo divisions away in lofty towers...or is that just me?! But even with serious thoughts of rebuild/restoration often a good many stops seem to almost place themsleves in the correct division. One that has puzzled me for some time though is the once so un/popular Vox Humana. If dealing with a 2man instrument then it really must go on the swell (and we're talking romantic voxs here not baroque/classical where they may well be on the gt/ch). On a 3 man there come some alternatives: on the swell, on the choir-being totally enclosed, or on the ch enclosed perhaps with a clarinet or just on its own. On 4 mans there seems to be less agreement. The sw is a popular destination for voxs, but they are often also on the solo, enclosed totally, with a few or on its own (eg the voix humaine enclosed alone on the solo of the Grove organ in Tewkesbury Abbey). There also seems to be no rule governing their placement by the same builder eg Father Willis places them in swells and on solos (Truro, Exeter). So what would you do? Where would you like your Vox Humana (on 2, 3 and 4 man schemes) and why? Cameron. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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