Pierre Lauwers Posted September 6, 2005 Share Posted September 6, 2005 In another overloaded -to say the least- thread, we came to discuss about what distinguishes the english chorus reed stops from the others. This is so interesting a matter it may deserve a discussion here. The continental organists barely know the british reeds, while the english may not realize the gulf that obtains between english and continental reeds. Here is a file from Laukhuff where you'll find different shallot types illustrated: french, german and english (the english on page 26): http://www.laukhuff.de/kapitel/12.pdf The second difference lie with the pressures, that are considerably higher for the british reeds: 200-300mm or higher (500mm for the Tuba), while the germans rarely exceed 100mm, the french 120mm. These differences explain the very different harmonic development in british reeds compared to continental ones. Scales and materials, on the other hands, are about the same. Best wishes, Pierre Lauwers Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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