Colin Harvey Posted July 1, 2005 Share Posted July 1, 2005 Hi john I played your organ at Gray's Inn the other day and it quite shocked me but I rather liked it. The things that made an impression on me were: the key touch is quite robust - not exactly light and quite deep - completely unlike most modern organs - like say something by, say, Ken Tickell. the Great chorus sound was very full and rather loud - surprisingly so for what is quite a small church. It also seemed pretty much straight line. I had read that it was "designed for modern music" and was expecting quite a thin and spiky sound. Not a bit of it - this was more Gottfried Silberman in Rotha Georgenkirke than Rieger circa 1975.... ....Keeping up the Silberman connection, the pedal trombone and trumpet seemed to have no problems balencing the full Great mixture chorus - something Silberman Posaunes do too. The swell organ, which looks like a mixed bag on paper turned out to be really versatile. Rather a opulent feel around the console - but the pedalboard seemed quite deep and set a little way under the bench than is normal. Could you shed some light on the thinking behind this organ and what you wanted to achieve/ try out on it? I'd be interested to know.... Colin PS: Please can you turn html on this forum - for geeks like me with physics degrees and who, as the breed of geek who invented it, are happiest writing in html... you will be admired by all geeks on this forum (if that is something you desire... and if you do, i suggest you need help. Hmm - implies if you turn on html on this forum, then you need help. Oh dear, have I contradicted myself again? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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