Tubular_pneumatic Posted December 27, 2009 Share Posted December 27, 2009 Here in the US, the smallest available digital organ today from the most popular manufacturer is 23 stops. Just after the turn of the 20th century however, a spate of 7-stop pipe organs were sold with specifications either identical or very similar to this: Great Organ 8' Open Diapason 8' Melodia 8' Dulciana Swell Organ 8' Stopped Diapason 8' Salicional 4' Harmonic Flute Pedal Organ 16' Bourdon I don't know whether or not this is also the case in the UK, but I am curious to know what has changed about the literature, and perhaps more importantly the way it is listened to, that makes these small pipe organs viewed as inadequate to the task. Moreover, I should think that in the USA, congregational singing was much more robust 100 years ago than it is today. - Nathan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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