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Pretty please, can any of the discussion board help me identify an organ and obviously, its location?

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Thanks to a sustained bout of earthquake brain I can't even recall if this is one of my photos or not; if it isn't, and it's yours, please forgive me, and let me know.

Many thanks, in ever hopeful anticipation,

 

Churchmouse

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Pretty please, can any of the discussion board help me identify an organ and obviously, its location?

Go to this photo

 

Thanks to a sustained bout of earthquake brain I can't even recall if this is one of my photos or not; if it isn't, and it's yours, please forgive me, and let me know.

Many thanks, in ever hopeful anticipation,

 

Churchmouse

 

 

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It's been a depressing week for earthquakes. I wonder if there are damaged organs and churches in Japan?

 

Anyway, I haven't a clue about the photograph, but what fun!

 

There are clues....brick built church, machined stone arches, "cheap" repetitive patterns in the stained glass, what looks like a big detached console to the left of the gallery, big scale organ-pipes with English mouths.....Mmmmmm.

 

Why do I think catholic, North America, possibly Moller or vintage Casavant?

 

It is now 01.20am.......

 

Mmmmmmmm!

 

MM

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It's been a depressing week for earthquakes. I wonder if there are damaged organs and churches in Japan?

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MM

 

Thanks MM - I thought it would be a European, possibly French? ...

 

The only organ I know for sure is 'safe' in poor Japan is the one in the Mushashino Centre, Tokyo. But then I think most in Tokyo will be, with their strict hall building standards and earthquake proofing. So, so, so unutterably awful for them. Organs seem irrelevant by comparison.

 

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I'm struggling a bit, but having thought about it, this organ has a certain 'Wicks' look about it, and there is a VERY similar looking instrument at St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois by that company.

 

MM

 

I'm not sure Peoria is that similar:

http://www.scottmontgomerymusic.net/wicks.jpg

 

Interesting challenge - is there a prize for the first correct identification?

 

Contrabombarde

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I'm not sure Peoria is that similar:

http://www.scottmontgomerymusic.net/wicks.jpg

 

Interesting challenge - is there a prize for the first correct identification?

 

Contrabombarde

 

 

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This is more fun than 'Cleudo' ...........let's work from what we know thus far.

 

Do I sense a certain kitsch in the design?

 

Why a guitar among the wooden carvings?

 

An organ divided equally to each side of the gallery (Not the identical basses poking up behind the facade)...all at 90 degrees to the facade......must be pneumatic or EP.

 

The church is brick built (note the brick on the RH side of the photograph)

 

Big scale basses with English style mouths; thus eliminating most of the continental builders. Also, quite wide, almost Schulzian mouth-widths seem to be evident in the display pipes.

 

Probably catholic, judging by the stained glass and carved figures.

 

Is this only PART of a larger instrument? No big wood basses or evidence of Swell boxes behind the facade.

 

A fairly tatty looking console...."Who lives with a console like this?*

 

Could this organ be tiered, with a first storey section below what we see, or parts of the organ elsewhere?

 

Bargain basement stained glass suggests 19th century factory production.

 

Mmmmmmm...............

 

MM

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It's the Verschueren organ in the 'St.Catharinakerk' in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Very, very 'Orgelbewegt'.

 

link: http://www.orgelsite.nl/eindhoven.htm

 

 

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'Heva' gets the prize......darn it.

 

Actually, one of my first thoughts was Adema and the Netherlands, but I knew it couldn't be the RC Basilica in Haarlem.

 

Notice how bits of organ can be seen in other locations in the organ-site photographs.

 

We should play this game again.

 

Hear the organ if you wish:-

 

 

MM

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It's the Verschueren organ in the 'St.Catharinakerk' in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Very, very 'Orgelbewegt'.

 

link: http://www.orgelsite.nl/eindhoven.htm

 

 

Heva,

you're a star!!! Many thanks indeed!

 

Think I might make "Which organ is this?! a regular competition!

 

Thanks guys - and Musing Muso, take a bow for sheer effort!! :-)

 

Churchmouse

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Heva,

you're a star!!! Many thanks indeed!

 

Think I might make "Which organ is this?! a regular competition!

 

Thanks guys - and Musing Muso, take a bow for sheer effort!! :-)

 

Churchmouse

 

 

Great idea! "Which organ is this".....someone start us off then!!

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