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handsoff    0

Speaking as one who detests anything to do with football I watched the clip with some reservation but found it quite inspiring. The Scottish tune came as a bit of a surprise and made me wonder how it came to be used by a football club but both the playing and the instrument were excellent.

 

I must seek out some more conventional recordings of the organ.

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pwhodges    0

If ti is Paul then I don't think I recognise it.

 

Dave

 

It's Loch Lomond. When I was at primary school, it was what the teacher who could play the piano played for us to walk in and out of assembly to, so it got pretty ingrained!

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What I found surprising was that the organ (or organs - both may have been in use) could shout down 1000 football fans, and we all know how loud they can be!

 

Like Handsoff, I detest football too. Perhaps that's evident from my above comment!

 

Incidentally, I googled the words to the Koeln football club's anthem, then tried to decipher them using Google translate. What came out was equally indecipherable, and I can only assume the words are some local dialect - Koelsch?

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On 12/09/2017 at 19:52, Peter Allison said:

just had a friend point this one out to me, its well played I think

 

This is a wonderful performance. There are several extracts on Youtube, but sadly the DVD seems to be unavailable. I have been looking for a copy for a while now. 

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Yes, an excellent performance.

However, straying slightly, I cannot imagine the need for six manuals on an organ, other than one-upmanship of course!  The need to stretch up to that top manual must be inconvenient, not to say painful, unless the organist is blessed with the arms of a gorilla of course.

In fact, I'd maintain that there is really no need for any more than four manuals as a maximum, bearing in mind that divisions in excess of that number can easily and quickly be assigned to one or more of the four, perhaps by buttons on the key cheeks.

And how many hands to do most organists possess anyway?

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DaveHarries    0
1 hour ago, John Robinson said:

Yes, an excellent performance.

However, straying slightly, I cannot imagine the need for six manuals on an organ, other than one-upmanship of course!  The need to stretch up to that top manual must be inconvenient, not to say painful, unless the organist is blessed with the arms of a gorilla of course.

In fact, I'd maintain that there is really no need for any more than four manuals as a maximum, bearing in mind that divisions in excess of that number can easily and quickly be assigned to one or more of the four, perhaps by buttons on the key cheeks.

And how many hands to do most organists possess anyway?

This instrument is actually 3 organs (main organ and two choir organs) all playable from two consoles. The case on the gallery dates from the late 1730s and an organ by Johann Brandenstein (according to Wikipedia although the link in this text dates the case to 1765). A bit more information can be found at https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.die-orgelseite.de%2Fdisp%2FD_Waldsassen_Stiftsbasilika.htm translated into English to an extent.

Dave

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22 hours ago, DaveHarries said:

This instrument is actually 3 organs (main organ and two choir organs) all playable from two consoles. The case on the gallery dates from the late 1730s and an organ by Johann Brandenstein (according to Wikipedia although the link in this text dates the case to 1765). A bit more information can be found at https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.die-orgelseite.de%2Fdisp%2FD_Waldsassen_Stiftsbasilika.htm translated into English to an extent.

Dave

Indeed it is, but then Passau is 5 organs (main, north aisle, south aisle, choir and echo in the loft!) and it manages with (only) 5 manuals!

My design for a hypothetical organ consists of two organs, each with 6 manual divisions and having only 4 manuals!

Incidentally, I often find such translations a little amusing.  In this case (Waldsassen) Holzregal 16' is translated into Wooden Shelf 16'!

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