PAUL GOODMAN Posted September 8, 2004 Share Posted September 8, 2004 Following on from the interesting discussion on Open Diapason/ Principal stops I would like to put forward a conjectural specification for a new two manual 20 stop organ with mechanical action. It will be interesting to see what others consider an ideal 20 stops!! I am sure my lack of mutations will horrify many.......... My design is unashamedly conservative, and would be turned out with late Victorian low pressure voicing, perhaps in the style of a Hill organ of the period. Great Open Diapason 8 Claribel Flute 8 (Open metal down to tenor C then stopped) Viola 8 (Mild string but broader tone than Dulciana) Principal 4 Stopped Flute 4 (Metal) Twelfth 22/3 Fifteenth 2 Mixture (19,22,26)III Swell Open Diapason 8 Stopped Diap 8 (Wood) Salicional 8 Celeste 8 Gemshorn 4 Flageolet 2 (Flutey in bass/fifteenth in treble) Sesquialtera (17,19,22) Contra Fagotto 16 (half length bottom octave) Cornopean 8 Pedal Subbass 16 Principal 8 (with Violone quality) Trombone 16(Metal) If I could add two more stops, they would be a softer 16' on the pedal (making the subbass big scale) and a Trumpet 8 to the Great. That would then be a very satisfactory organ for general and liturgurgical use. What do you think?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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