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Flemish Baroque Organs


Pierre Lauwers
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Well, on another thread, someone said he did not know

what this kind of thing was.

 

Here is a link to an example:

 

http://www.orgelkunst.be/orgelbouwactualia...leLudgerus.html

 

Best wishes,

Pierre Lauwers

 

As in a genre of organ design - or a particular instrument? I am not sure I understand your original inference - sorry!

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As in a genre of organ design - or a particular instrument? I am not sure I understand your original inference - sorry!

 

Flemish baroque organs are organs with knitted swell boxes? Those Hugenots were clever ya know!!! :P

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Where do you read there is a Swellbox?

Pierre

 

There isn't, the mice ate them all. That's how come there was not an enclosed. Enough of my sick jokes, sorry, just played Mass.....its excusable!!!

R

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What do you not understand?

 

Pierre

 

I did not understand what the person was originally asking. Was he unfamiliar with that type of organ or have I missed the point?

 

I am tired - I did not have to play for Mass to-day - but it is hot here and I am fairly tired - I think that this is also excusable! :D:P

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Was he unfamiliar with that type of organ

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It seems; someone said he knew only of Antwerp's Cathedral and an

Anneessens.

But the baroque tradition lived in Belgium up to 1850 so we still have

a fair number of baroque organs.

Apologies if they are known in Britain!

Pierre

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Not to me! I would be interested to hear more.

 

Of course, I do know the wonderful Pierre Scyven organ at Antwerp Cathedral, having played it on a few occasions.

 

I have in my possession a book entitled [/i]West-Vlaamse Orgelklanken, of which you may know, or have a copy. Apart from stop-lists and historical detalis, there are many excellent quality photographs of the organs of Belgium. I would be particularly interested to know what the organ of Sint-Salvatore's Cathedral, Brugge, is like. The oak (?) case, now blackened with age, with its gilt pipes looks superb.

 

Any information will be gratefully received.

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I would be particularly interested to know what the organ of Sint-Salvatore's Cathedral, Brugge, is like. The oak (?) case, now blackened with age, with its gilt pipes looks superb.

 

Any information will be gratefully received.

 

well, this case houses a neo-classical Klais organ!

 

Here is a soundtrack of another in Ghent:

 

http://users.skynet.be/sky25034/nl/GOP-info.html

Pierre

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