David Coram Posted September 28, 2011 Share Posted September 28, 2011 The more I think of this, the more I realise just how little sense it makes, and I add a few points below in what may very well be my last posting here in order to try and highlight what a load of utter nonsense you are talking. In my opinion. ============================= You may blame whom you will, but the man who designed the economical family car would just laugh at you. My own car will touch 150mph, but I certainly pay for it, with an average consumption of 17mpg around town and 25mpg on normal roads. >>>> Totally irrelevant. Organs don't use petrol and there is no significant ongoing cost downside to having larger scaled pipes or higher pressures. Ian was referring to an under-powered car, not an economical car. Before I get into the science of all this, >>>>>> which I note you haven't..... perhaps you should ask yourself a few questions:- >>>>>> no; perhaps you should. a) Who should take the blame for the organ of York Minster, which doesn't fill the building unless the big Tuba is used? >>>>>> Nobody. How often is the building full enough to warrant it? Twice a year? Does it sound absolutely fantastic in the quire the rest of the time? Is that where 99.9% of the building's liturgical focus lies? Well, good. All is well. b ) What would the organ of Clifton RC cathedral sound like in the Royal Festival Hall, if it were just moved there as it is? >>>>>> Totally irrelevant and a question which belies a fundamental lack of understanding of basic organ building. It was scaled and voiced for Clifton RC cathedral, and jolly well too. Nowhere else. c) What would a Wurlitzer theatre organ sound like in the Bridgewater Hall? >>>>>> Totally irrelevant and redundant question for the same reasons. d) What did they do to make the new organ in the Disney Concert Hall a musical success? >>>>>> Allowed the organ builder to work to an appropriate timescale, and accepted (and paid for) his recommendations for improvements when it had been in use for some time (which included new and additional blowers) e) What do you know about modern building materials? >>>>>> Ian's not building the organ. That's not relevant. We all know you know more than all of us about everything f) What do you know about computerised acoustic modelling? >>>> OK - now I'm scared of the bigness of your words In fact, forget about organs altogether, and imagine what "Coll Reg" would sound like if you were to stand behind a cathedral choir, singing inside an anachoic chamber and facing away from you. >>>>> I bow down before your majesterial intellect. Would you be underwhelmed or overwhelmed? >>>>>> Why the hell would I bother? What would be the point? Except to try and look clever? There are things you need to know! >>>>> With all due respect, not a single one has a single iota of relevance to the building of the Bridgewater Hall organ. MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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