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Dear all;

here are two links to the specifications of two organs built or to be built in the south of France.

I hope you'll appreciate the very innovative side of those instruments. At last something not looking like a Danion-Gonzalès or a Silbermann.

Not that the organs built by Quoirin (Evreux, le Touquet) or Aubertin (Saint Louis en l'Île) are bad ones. They are very good indeed, but I mean it's 50 years Victor Gonzalès is dead, not talking about François Bedos de Celles or Andreas Silbermann...

 

The organ in the Temple du Salin, in Toulouse, has been opened in september 2005, and it's a beautifull intrument, very versatile, with a lot more potential than it's 28 stops would let assume.

 

http://dermogloste.viabloga.com/news/l-org...in-a-toulouse-4

 

and the one in Urrugne parish church will be even more interesting, in my opinion :

 

http://orgue.free.fr/urrugne.pdf

 

M

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Dear all;

here are two links to the specifications of two organs built or to be built in the south of France.

I hope you'll appreciate the very innovative side of those instruments. At last something not looking like a Danion-Gonzalès or a Silbermann.

Not that the organs built by Quoirin (Evreux, le Touquet) or Aubertin (Saint Louis en l'Île) are bad ones. They are very good indeed, but I mean it's 50 years Victor Gonzalès is dead, not talking about François Bedos de Celles or Andreas Silbermann...

 

The organ in the Temple du Salin, in Toulouse, has been opened in september 2005, and it's a beautifull intrument, very versatile, with a lot more potential than it's 28 stops would let assume.

 

http://dermogloste.viabloga.com/news/l-org...in-a-toulouse-4

 

and the one in Urrugne parish church will be even more interesting, in my opinion :

 

http://orgue.free.fr/urrugne.pdf

 

M

 

Dear French Amateur.

I found these two schemes absolutely fascinating, the workmanship looks superb and this builder clearly has such an interesting vision of how an organ could be! I would dearly love to try these instruments, since merely reading the schemes on paper can give little idea of quite how cleverly and musically they could work out in practice.

Many thanks for posting this here.

P.

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Dare I say it but there are hints of Audsley with the free floating departments coupling almost everywhere - they also suggest a feedom from convention and more than a hint that the sound of the music is more important than pre conceived ideas as to how to register it.

 

AJJ

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The comparison with Audsley is interesting, and may be done

with Schoenstein's works as well.

Coumpond expression, multiple expression, extension (when cleverly done,

not only to save bucks), and borrowing (something Bach knew when he played

Joachim Wagner's organ with borrowed stops as Positiv...) help vastly to design

small organs with big possibilities of combinations.

 

Another builder -from the Post-romantic school- will gain much interest, with a

concept in which pipes are in several Swellboxes designed as "tonal stocks" in which

the console does its shopping to recreate a structure ("Prinzip") with total flexibility.

(I mean John Compton of course).

Be sure builders like Mr Daldosso or Gerhard Walcker would be quite interested

with those organs. Wait a minute, please, before placing them on E-Bay.

 

Pierre

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