pcnd5584 Posted August 1, 2005 Share Posted August 1, 2005 A few months ago M. Lauwers posted an interesting thought with reference to the design of a two-clavier instrument. I found this fascinating, but I do not recall many replies. I must admit that, when I am not washing my anorak (it is a grey one, by the way) I like occasionally to while away what little spare time I have by dreaming-up schemes for various churches I have known. I am convinced that the smaller the organ, the more difficult it is to attain a really good, practical scheme. With this in mind (and if anyone is interested), I propose a scenario: Moderate-sized church - no carpet! Stone floors but with a wooden roof, so a bare one-second reverberation. No west gallery site is possible but an elevated position above the cantoris stalls is possible. There is, however, still ample height above the soundboards and room for a 16p front, if desired. The disposition of the instrument: two claviers (58) and pedals (32) fifty stops, with a maximum of fifteen couplers but not more than thirty-eight speaking stops (although the number of ranks can be greater). Action of choice. Mechanical is possible (but you may wish to consider having less couplers...) On the other hand, electric action (or other) can also be considered. It will re-use ranks from a pre-existing instrument but can have new ranks, if desired. Budget: flexible (well, I did say that it was a pipe-dream). [Groans off] If anyone is interested in rising to the challenge I would be delighted to read your scheme. However, if not then I can console myself with the thought that my anorak needs washing again.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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