Guest spottedmetal Posted January 25, 2008 Share Posted January 25, 2008 Hi! It is always a pleasure to dip into these boards and find so many people with interesting enlightenment, strong opinions and the courage to battle for them. I'm having one of those battles privately about a lovely organ, which I regard as an important and exciting instrument, on which I grew up and thought it would benefit from wider enlightenment. The organ in question might be made redundant because the current organist hates it. Not only the organist but the priest into the bargain . . . What hope can such an instrument have? I have put sound samples on http://www.jungleboffin.com/mp3/organ/hated-organ/ and apologise for the low bass response of the microphone and the distortion on the hooters . . . :-) The organist is an old friend. Should I risk falling out with him or should my ears be re-educated? Should I quietly curl up in a corner and let it just go on . . . or should I stick my neck out? If the latter, does anyone want to add to my head to be guillotined? I posted the conundrum on the Hauptwerk forum for "sound-sample connoisseurs" to judge the sounds and comment and expected a little more hot-chilli sauce in the responses. I suspect that that's the sort of definition and spice that the organist is looking for when playing this organ . . . What to do . . . ? What repertoire was written for an organ like this? Does anything come to mind . . . ? Yours sincerely, Spottedmetal P.S. Sorry that this post, based on samples of each stop is such a blindfold test - I have deliberately wanted to keep it that way to preserve objectivity although I'm sure that some people will guess the maker. If you can identify the organ, please can you email me privately rather than posting it publicly here? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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