Guest spottedmetal Posted February 5, 2008 Share Posted February 5, 2008 Hi! In trying to document the rapid loss of our pipe-organ heritage, I see http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=220199136492 It's a lovely spec and one can't imagine why churches can't live with these long lasting wonderful instruments, replacing them instead with multi-note hifi systems. This organ looks rescuable . . . or can't anyone persuade the church to keep it? By the way, a registration that visiting organists here rarely use is the Dulciana with a 2ft . . . a wonderful delicate combination ideal for the earlier works on instruments of this sort and really brings a Dulciana to life. Has anyone else noticed a reluctance to play with such a registration? I often think that some organists coming from big instruments or fancy overblown toasters where another tone is just no more than another knob simply have not been introduced to "small instrument mode". At risk of putting something here that should be in another thread, that, I'm sure is the teaching importance of the Harrison and Harrison school chapel instruments where a relatively small organ of 20 or so ranks was enlarged with a battery of hooters to accompany, inspire and encourage up to 1000 virile young lads at the tops of their voices, bringing the stop list into the 30s but in reality making the instrument looking bigger than the reality. Playing one of these means being adventurous with registration of the at the smaller levels of the instrument. Best wishes Spottedmetal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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