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D Quentin Bellamy

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At least it is safe, and won't be "bettered"!

Our member, a pupil of the conservatoire de Paris,

will look after it regularly and play it; he lives there now.

So this organ will live.

We do not know where it comes from. It was restored 2006.

 

Specification:

 

Bishop & Son. 1877 (restauration Feenstra 2006)

 

I. Choir

 

Dulciana 8'

Viol di Gamba 8'

Lieblich Gedact 8'

Flauto Traverso 4'

Harmonic Piccolo 2'

Clarionet 8'

 

II. Great

 

Open Diapason 8'

Clarabella 8'

Principal 4'

Fifteenth 2'

Mixture 3

Trumpet 8'

Clarion 4'

 

III. Swell

 

Lieblich Gedact 16'

Diapason 8'

Rohl Flute 8'

Voix Angelica 8'

Voix Celestes 8'

Principal 4'

Flautina 2'

Cornopean 8'

Oboe & Bassoon 8'

 

Pedal

 

Open Diapason 16'

Bourdon 16'

Principal 8'

Trombone 16'

 

The sound our member describes as "particularly poetic".

 

Pierre

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At least it is safe, and won't be "bettered"!

 

 

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Somewhere in Japan, (I know not where), there is an Abbott & Smith organ, which for a long-time, the Japanese thought of as the "old" sound, because they regarded the baroque (actually neo-baroque) as the "new" sound.

 

I don't know where it is, but somewhere I have some correspondence from Japan about this organ.

 

A country of fascinating contrasts, and the Italian-built organ in the cathedral of Tokyo is quite a fine sound; speaking into a fairly huge, modern concrete building of exciting design with a big acoustic.

 

I'll see if I can re-discover the sound-clips, but I believe they were on the Mascioni web-site, where there are many other examples of their work.

 

MM

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We do not know where it comes from. It was restored 2006.

 

Specification:

 

Bishop & Son. 1877 (restauration Feenstra 2006)

 

 

 

Pierre

 

Hi Pierre

 

If you can find the Opus number (probably on the bass pipes of each rank), Bishops will be able to tell you where it was built for. They still have their archives.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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Ermmmm.....

 

What was the question?

 

 

Think it started somewhere along the lines of

 

"does anyone know what the latest is on the organ of the Royal Festival Hall? Is it all going back or not? And if so does anyone know when?" :huh:

 

But now we find ourselves with an Bishop organ in Tokyo? Huh????

 

Q :lol:

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