Brian Childs Posted January 28, 2006 Share Posted January 28, 2006 Hi everybody, I seem to remember reading somewhere that some larger American Concert Organs are equipped with a slider switch in the Great or Choir key slip which on being moved from left to right opens/closes the swell box. Does anyone know if this is true ? Or did I dream it ? If so this would seem to provide the obvious explanation of (and solution to ) the problem mentioned by Christopher Herrick in the notes which accompany his performance of Bossi's Etude Symphoique about the "unplayable" passage at the end where Bossi requires a swell box crescendo when both feet are otherwise engaged. Such would not be a problem on an organ fitted with such a device. And Bossi , like Dupre, was no stranger to large American organs. How useful would such a device be on a modern concert organ ? Brian Childs Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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