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OK, here's the challenge: quite a few of us chose stop names when registering for the forum. What sort of an organ can we make from the results?

The stops are listed below, and are available at any plausible pitch except Bombardon32 which must be 32'. TubaMagna need not be a 91' pitch..

 

Barpfeife

Bombardon32

Celeste

Célestin

Clarabella

Clarion

Contra Tromba

Contrabombarde

Contrabordun

Contraposaune

Cornetdeschats

Cornopean

Cymbelstern

Double Ophicleide

Dulciana

Dulcie Arner

Dull strings

Echo Gamba

Fiffaro

Flûte harmonique

GrossGeigen

HarmonicsV

Hohlflute

Holz Gedeckt

More dull strings

Nachthorn

Nazard

Octaaf

Octave

Octave dolce

Open-diapason

Sesquialtera

Sousbasse

TubaMagna91

Undamaris

Voix Mystique

Vox Aetheria

Vox Humana

Waldhorn.

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OK, here's the challenge: quite a few of us chose stop names when registering for the forum. What sort of an organ can we make from the results?

The stops are listed below, and are available at any plausible pitch except Bombardon32 which must be 32'. TubaMagna need not be a 91' pitch..

 

Barpfeife

Bombardon32

Celeste

Célestin

Clarion

Contra Tromba

Contrabombarde

Contrabordun

Contraposaune

Cornetdeschats

Cornopean

Cymbelstern

Double Ophicleide

Dulcie Arner

Dull strings

Echo Gamba

Flûte harmonique

GrossGeigen

Hohlflute

Holz Gedeckt

More dull strings

Nachthorn

Octaaf

Open-diapason

Sesquialtera

TubaMagna91

Undamaris

Voix Mystique

Vox Aetheria

Vox Humana

 

You forgot "prepared for" :)

 

Peter

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Isn't there someone called Harmonics V (or whatever) ?

oops, yes. Have added him/her to the list. Good one, because while the Ped and Sw are fairly well provided for (to say nothing of the Echo), we're a bit short on straightforward chorus work.

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I. Great

Contra Tromba 16’

Sesquialtera III

Octaaf 4’

Flûte harmonique 4’

Hohlflute 8’

Dulcie Arner 8’

Open-diapason 8’

GrossGeigen 16’

II. Choir

Vox Humana 8’

Nachthorn 4’

Barpfeife 8’

Holz Gedeckt 8’

 

III Swell

Clarion 4’

Cornopean 8

Contraposaune 8’

Contrabombarde 32

Celeste 8’

Dull strings 8’

 

IV Solo

TubaMagna91 8’ (quite seriously harmonic trebles)

Cornetdeschats III

Echo Gamba 8’

More dull strings 8’

 

V Hallowe’en

Célestin 8’

Voix Mystique 8’

Vox Aetheria 8’

 

Pedal

Bombardon32 Undamaris32’

Double Ophicleide 32

Contrabordun 32

 

Accessories

Cymbelstern

Cynic

 

As you see, the organ is inspired by a late Harrison-Hope-Jones. The refined reeds of this instrument comprise both excellent chorus and solo voices. The delicate harmonic TubaMagna91 (11.5 x length) is suitable both for solo lines in Stanley voluntaries and to top off the solo chorus. The Swell allows a delicious mix of accompanimental effects, including a micro-Full Swell of just the Contrabombarde 32' and strings. Finally the Bombardon32 Undamaris is so constructed to beat with both the Contrabordun and Double Ophicleide 32, providing that much sort after underpinning for the delicate swell celeste which organists have often called for.

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Pierre,

 

apologies if this doesn't translate, but you need to get out more !

 

 

Sotto

 

....But not in the United Kingdom for a moment, I fear. I could regret

the dissepearing of some of those Open Diapasons (many of which leathered)

which delighted me there in the 70s.

 

With very best wishes,

Pierre Lauwers

Organ historian

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oops, yes. Have added him/her to the list. Good one, because while the Ped and Sw are fairly well provided for (to say nothing of the Echo), we're a bit short on straightforward chorus work.

 

Depending on one's views, how "straightforward chorus" is a "Harmonics" mixture? (Flat 21st's and whatever?!) :)

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....and to save space and to add some better projection for the reeds, add my name in as a general feature of the pipework....!

 

In German, Kropf is the term for the Miter Joint, too, though its primary meaning is crop, resp. struma.

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....and to save space and to add some better projection for the reeds, add my name in as a general feature of the pipework....!

 

In German, Kropf is the term for the Miter Joint, too, though its primary meaning is crop, resp. struma.

 

Or "Kropfregal" maybe ? (though I do not think I shall find it written so in the new book of Mr Eberlein...)

 

Pierre

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I thought it would be a good idea if the opening recital on this instrument contained music by those who use composers as their user name. However, a rather unpromising shortlist came up:

Guilmant

Palestrina

Buxtehude

Finzi

Czerny

Wagner

... and a couple of BWV numbers

 

The list becomes more promising if you were allowed to use the surnames of real contributors who use their own name:

Barber

Sullivan

Morley

Walton

Bennett (Rich Rod or the madrigal one)

Riley

Lane

Batten

Dove

Scott

 

Any thoughts?

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I. Great

Contra Tromba 16'

Sesquialtera III

Octaaf 4'

Flûte harmonique 4'

Hohlflute 8'

Dulcie Arner 8'

Open-diapason 8'

GrossGeigen 16'

II. Choir

Vox Humana 8'

Nachthorn 4'

Barpfeife 8'

Holz Gedeckt 8'

 

III Swell

Clarion 4'

Cornopean 8

Contraposaune 8'

Contrabombarde 32

Celeste 8'

Dull strings 8'

 

IV Solo

TubaMagna91 8' (quite seriously harmonic trebles)

Cornetdeschats III

Echo Gamba 8'

More dull strings 8'

 

V Hallowe'en

Célestin 8'

Voix Mystique 8'

Vox Aetheria 8'

 

Pedal

Bombardon32 Undamaris32'

Double Ophicleide 32

Contrabordun 32

 

Accessories

Cymbelstern

Cynic

 

As you see, the organ is inspired by a late Harrison-Hope-Jones. The refined reeds of this instrument comprise both excellent chorus and solo voices. The delicate harmonic TubaMagna91 (11.5 x length) is suitable both for solo lines in Stanley voluntaries and to top off the solo chorus. The Swell allows a delicious mix of accompanimental effects, including a micro-Full Swell of just the Contrabombarde 32' and strings. Finally the Bombardon32 Undamaris is so constructed to beat with both the Contrabordun and Double Ophicleide 32, providing that much sort after underpinning for the delicate swell celeste which organists have often called for.

 

Our worthy Cynic a mere accesory?! ;)

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Isn't there someone called Harmonics V (or whatever) ?

 

And can we include Chamades on account of PCND5584? ;)

 

How nice to be remembered - especially given my oft ill-tempered & uninformed opinions.

 

I should like to confirm that my composition is very definitely 10.17.19.b21.22, and could therefore add some considerable value to the imaginative scheme above...

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....Rather a flues-reeds binder!

 

Pierre

 

To inject a "serious" question here (and I know I should know the answer) but if one has a Harmonics mixture (10ths, flat 21sts etc) does one add it after the reeds, or with them? Presumably not as the "top" of a diapason chorus?

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