Guest Hector5 Posted August 24, 2008 Share Posted August 24, 2008 Here's a headache for you - if you had to design a house organ with two and four stops respectively what would you come up with? We had had a glut of organs with 8/4 + 8/2 configurations and I'm considering either a 2 or 4 stop organ for home. My instinct is to have: 2 Stop version Manual I 8 Stopped Diapason Manual II 8 Gemshorn ( small-scale with independent bass - stopped) Pedals No stops coupled to manuals Couplers II/I - by shift coupler II/P I/P 4 Stop version Manual I 8 Stopped Diapason 4 Dulcet (Quasi principal) Manual II 8 Gemshorn 4 Open Flute Pedal 16 II Pedal Pipes (transmssion of St. Diap + 5 1/2 Quint for bass 12 notes) Couplers Same Couplers might seem a little OTT but this will increase the general sonority and flexibility. This little organ must be capable of rehearsing romantic and baroque stuff. I've seen too many organs with 8 + 8 Flutes, and my little 5 stop box organ has a charming sound, but franky the Pieces en style libre sound a complete nonsense. Over to you! Hector Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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