Jonathan Lane Posted May 22, 2008 Share Posted May 22, 2008 Despite doing 100 hours a week, I still find time to speculate on what I would do if I were to build an organ at home. So following on the threads about house organs, and generally what we would desire, here is a bit more of a challenge (well for most people I expect - we haven't all got the same space as Cynic!). The rules! 1. Design an organ that you would find of benefit to your own practicing. 2. It should not take up more space than you consider to be reasonably available to you (so if you own Blenheim Palace, there's no problem having 4-manuals and 32' stops, but if you live in a two bedroom flat, I think the 32's unrealistic!) 3. There should be no use of electronic stops. 4. You can use any sort of action. 5. You are not limited by money, so everything can be new. 6. Consequently, you can choose any builder. Guidance 1. I would suspect you need at least two manuals and pedals (but if your sole repertoire is English 18th Century and before you may want a divided one manual with long compass). 2. Unless you have lots of space, I would imagine you would want it on low pressure, so as to be acceptable to the ear. 3. I would counsel against having it fully enclosed or on extension (although this is personal preference). Well these are my thought, lets see how far people can go and how imaginative they can be, judging by past posts, I suspect we are in for a wealth of imagination. Jonathan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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