Pierre Lauwers Posted October 27, 2008 Share Posted October 27, 2008 The baroque organ is largely unknown. There are numerous organists who play baroque music, but are quite surprised when presented authentic, or nearly authentic, ancient organs. Baroque organs are "crazy ones", i.e., "baroque" also means a creativity without borders. These organs are unpredictable, experimental, varied and highly idiosyncratic, each town , each builder having its own style and charachter. And whenever you find a not-too bastled over baroque organ, it is invariably extremely beautiful, whatever its style and size. I propone we share here links to pages with musical files, and I will open it with an organ I like particularly much: the 1717 Jacobus Van den Eynde organ in Oostkamp (BE). This is a typical flemish baroque organ; you will ear the Principal Plenum with the strong Sesquialtera, crazy "Weissblech" reeds, etc. And note it is a small instrument *with no Pedal*, only pull-downs. Aha, like in Britain ? No, like everywhere save in big Cathedrals. To have independant 16' Pedals on a little organ like that is a neo-baroque idea. But let us stop with polemic, have a look and an ear here: http://www.andriessenorgelbouw.be/fr/OSP-info.html Pierre Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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