pcnd5584 Posted October 29, 2011 Share Posted October 29, 2011 I have enjoyed greatly the responses to the Eight Stops thread. I have also, on occasion, had a go at designing a really 'small' four-clavier organ which, neverthless, embodies most of the sounds considered to be essential for cathedral-style music. There are a few simple rules: 1) It cannot simply be a re-working of (for example) the Grove Organ, or the FHW at Truro Cathedral. 2) It has to have a maximum of forty speaking stops. However, to qualify for the prize, one has to present a practical scheme of no more than thirty-five stops. There should be a maximum of eighteen couplers. 3) Any action is possible - but there is to be no extension whatsoever - anywhere. The console may be detached. 4) The instrument (on paper) should be effective in repertoire from Bach to Healey Willan (in the case of the latter, however, it is assumed that there will be no percussion stops). Here is my own idea. (I am exempt from qualifying from the prize, incidentally.) PEDAL ORGAN Contra Bourdon 32 Open Diapason Metal 16 Sub Bass 16 Violoncello (W+M) 8 Grand Bombarde (W) 16 Choir to Pedal Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal Solo to Pedal Pedal and Great Pistons Coupled CHOIR ORGAN (Unenclosed) Viola 8 Rohr Flöte 8 Suabe Flöte 4 Cor Anglais 8 Swell to Choir Solo to Choir GREAT ORGAN Double Diapason (W+M) 16 Open Diapason 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Harmonic Flute 8 Cone Gamba 8 Octave 4 Wald Flöte 4 Super Octave 2 Mixture (19-22-26-29) IV Contra Posaune 16 Trumpet 8 Great Reeds on Choir Choir to Great Swell to Great Solo to Great SWELL ORGAN Quintatön 16 Open Diapason 8 Flauto Traverso 8 Viole de Gambe 8 Voix Célestes (CC) 8 Geigen Principal 4 Mixture (15-19-22) III Hautboy 8 Tremulant Contra Fagotto 16 Cornopean 8 Clarion 4 Sub Octave Unison Off Octave SOLO ORGAN (Enclosed) Concert Flute 4 Flageolet 2 Corno di Bassetto 8 Tremulant (Unenclosed) Grand Ophicleide 8 Sub Octave Octave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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