CTT Posted August 17, 2012 Share Posted August 17, 2012 Do any of the members here have experience of Bevington Mixtures from the early 1870’s? The scenario is as follows. With repairs to an earthquake damaged 1872 Bevington (enlarged to 3 manual in 1896) there are some additions to be made. The Trumpet is to be removed off the Soundboard to make it an independent unit. This leaves the following original pipework on the Great. Open Diapason 8’ Claribel / St.D. 8’ Dulciana 8’ Principal 4’ Harmonic Flute 4’ Twelfth 2 2/3’ Fifteenth 2’ New spare slide - Adding a three rank mixture to this, would it be correct to assume that for the era (1872), it would have been a Sesquialtera (17.19.22) breaking back an octave at treble C? There is a tierce mixture at the top of the 'new' (1896) Swell chorus also – the 17th up to middle C. Not having any large Bevington’s with a full diapason chorus of that era around this part of the world, (and an in-depth research trip to the U.K. completely out of the budget ) I hope that someone here may be able to confirm or correct my assumption. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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