handsoff Posted November 27, 2013 Share Posted November 27, 2013 My organ is a 1 manual + pedal with 7 stops, all full compass with no bass/treble splits. I was running through a Flute Piece by Thomas Thorley (Old English Organ Music for Manuals, Book 2) yesterday and in an attempt to inject some colour used the Stop Diapason and Larigot which sounded fine until around bar 12 where the Larigot caused a false relation when the bass A natural (sounding Middle E natural pitch) scrunched against the E flat an octave higher in the right hand. I quite like the effect and that is probably sufficient justification to use that registration but wonder if it's acceptable in a musical sense, i.e. would anyone in the 18th century have used a registration like that which caused what an audience might hear as a wrong note? The suggested registration is light Flutes 8 and 4 which I can achieve with the Stop Diapason and Flute 4 but much prefer the more colourful sound. An alternative would be to use the 2' Piccolo instead of the Larigot but as the organ has just been tuned (the Larigot goes off pitch very easily) I thought it good to give the stop a rare outing while it is usable. I'd be interested in any opinions. I've discounted going inside, removing the Larigot pipes below Middle C and blocking the holes! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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