MusingMuso Posted August 4, 2007 Share Posted August 4, 2007 The mander company have been keeping this quiet from us, but this week, "The organist entertains" featured the Welte Organ at the Salomon Home, and I was duly impressed. Half expecting something very Hope-Jones-ish; instead, we heard rather breathy diapasons and a rich blend of romantic colours. It was a very pleasing sound. I wonder if John Mander could tell us just a little about the problems of restoring an organ like this, and what help was required from outside specialists working in the field of automatic player-organs? I take my hat off to anyone who can work outside the usual box, and take on a project such as this, with such obviously good results. Maybe it isn't a St Paul's or a Manhattan, but it is certainly a restoration of which Mander Organs can be proud, judging by what I heard on the programme. MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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