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An Hook & Hastings for Belgium


Pierre Lauwers
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This is well in touch with the current evolution of the ideas in Belgium today;

a 1854 Hook & Hastings organ was rescued in Portland, Maine, and is prestently

re-erected in Boom (about mid-way between Brussels and Antwerpen).

The opening is due this end May.

 

Here is a page with pictures and Specifications:

 

http://www.wallacepipeorgans.com/html/for_...ook%20Op173.pdf

 

Pierre

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Go figure: we would import an historic organ from 5000 km away,

something which is a rarity even there, and this, just to "better"

it after "our modern standards" ? I see no point there...

 

Pierre

I wouldn't have thought the balanced swell was an original feature, given its date.

 

R

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"Go figure: we would import an historic organ from 5000 km away,

something which is a rarity even there, and this, just to "better"

it after "our modern standards" ? I see no point there..."

 

 

I only mentioned it because the organ's description you sent the link for suggests that this could be done in the process of it re-housing/restoration.

 

Bazuin

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This is well in touch with the current evolution of the ideas in Belgium today;

a 1854 Hook & Hastings organ was rescued in Portland, Maine, and is prestently

re-erected in Boom (about mid-way between Brussels and Antwerpen).

The opening is due this end May.

 

Here is a page with pictures and Specifications:

 

http://www.wallacepipeorgans.com/html/for_...ook%20Op173.pdf

 

Pierre

 

What a little gem! Strawberry Hill gothick at its best! So nice to see something coming from over the pond that isn't all bells and whistles - not that the organs from the States are in any way less musical or tasteful I hasten to add

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