Guest stevecbournias Posted January 19, 2006 Share Posted January 19, 2006 This is a sensitive discussion but one that has not been satisfactorily addressed as yet since the 1970s. The committee to decide the spec on the St Paul organ rebuild made certain decisions that to me do not entirely seem logical. This is not to in any way lessen the quality of the outcome of that work or of the firm that hosts this forum as I realize the spec was the work of organist, consultant and builder and who knows who else. Why was it decided to eliminate certain Willis pipes that were already in situ? 1900 pipes by Father Willis on the Chancel Great including two high pressure 8ft diapasons a Tibia 8 of wood which was a diapason open on top by Willis III I gather on the Great a 1930 16ft Lieblich Bordun by Willis III on the Great an Altar division behind the choir stalls a Solo division chorus mixture starting at 4ft pitch consisting of many ranks to give a complete diapason chorus in 1960 a Koppelflote 4 in the Choir in 1960 There are others that I may not recollect at this time and I no longer have before me a copy of the specs pre-1970s rebuild which specified all the pipes and builders and years Any ideas guys? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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