Bevington Posted January 18, 2011 Share Posted January 18, 2011 My brother-in-law is renovating his house and has decided (after years of fiddling) to have his house organ rebuilt and completed. (No, he is not a professional musician but high up in medical circles). So sit back and relax, pour a drink and get out your pencil and paper. The following is an extract from correspondence between us about the current organ; his ideas; and my first proposal. The organ was originally built for a small mansion by a reputable builder. Suggestions welcome! . . . As suggested I have written below what we have and the future plan so we can work out what exists and what is needed. Current specification: Great: Open Diapason 8 Clarabel 8 Clear Flute 4 Super Octave 2 Clarinet 8 Swell: Open Diapason 8 Liebliech Ged 8 (Pipes are really a stopped diapason) Gamba 8 Celeste 8 Flauto traverso 4 (Pipes are harmonic from middle C??) Piccolo (prepared on unit chest) Trumpet 8 Ped: Bourdon 16 Flute 8 (12 note extension from Bourdon) Open Diapasion 8 (Bottom 12 notes from Gt Open the rest from Ped Octave) Octave 4 (top 1.5 Octaves from Gt Superoctave. (Brother-in-laws) Proposal: Great: Open Diapason 8 Liebliech Ged 8 ( ex Sw) Princ 4 (ex Sw Open repitched) Flute Harmonique 4 (ex Sw) Super Octave 2 Sw: Clarabel Flute 8 (ex Great revoiced to be increase Harmonic development Gamba 8 (Revoiced/ Rescaled to make it a true?? Gamba ie increase the body of sound) Celeste 8 Gemshorn 4 (Need to be sourced) Flautina 2 (On unit chest? Need to be sourced) Sesq II (On unit chest? Need to be sourced) Trumpet 8 (Increase scale from Treble C up) Ped: Bourdon 16 Flute 8 (12 note extension from Bourdon) Open Diapasion 8 (Bottom 12 notes from Gt Open the rest from Ped Octave) Octave 4 (top 1.5 Octaves from Gt Superoctave. Some revoicing of this rank needed) So left over pipe work is: Dulciana 8 from original organ Clear flute 4 Clarinet 8 And my initial suggestion . . . Great: Open Diapason 8 Stopt Diapason 8 (fmr Lieblich Ged - Sw) Principal 4 Fifteenth 2 (fmr Superoctave) Corno di Bassetto 8 (fmr Clarinet opened up) Swell: Claribel Flute 8 Gamba 8 Voix Celeste 8 Gemshorn 4 Stopt flute 4 Sesquialtera II Trompette 8 Pedal: Bourdon 16 Bass Flute 8 Flute 4 (from 8') Choral Bass 4 Any ideas? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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