Dull strings Posted November 22, 2005 Share Posted November 22, 2005 What on earth was the point of ADDING a stop to the Albert Hall organ? Seems to me, judging by the carping elsewhere on this site, that it was only in order to make the instrument the biggest in the UK again. What is the point of this? Is spending money on installing a new stop purely for this purpose the actions of a organ committee of integrity/artistry? If the organ did NEED a new mixture, then please tell me. Also, the piece on this site about St.John's Cambridge is inaccurate - it claims that 'only a handful' of old pipework was retained in the new pedal organ. Not true - the pedal organ is comprised almost entirely of old pipework, with the exception of the Open Diapason (Metal) and the 32' reed. The swell strings, oboe and (obviously) the Trompeta Real are also old. It is a shame that the opportunity wasn't taken to extend the compass of the Trompeta. Even though it is not for use in chorus (heaven forbid!) it would surely still be useful for it to go all the way up/down. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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