P DeVile Posted March 25, 2021 Share Posted March 25, 2021 7 hours ago, DariusB said: Hopefully, not like the solo reed on the recently-binned Radley College organ which turned up on Radio 3 yesterday? The presenter described the sound as 'extraordinary' - which is one way of putting it. Ok - definitely not HNBs finest but they were doing what was asked of them by the college. They wanted party horns on next to no wind pressure and being a company who were not used to low pressure mechanical action did what they could. I speak as one who worked on the organ and for a while looked after it. The voicing of the organ (apart from the party horns) was pretty well perfect. To put this into context, the HNB organ is being removed because the chapel is being hugely enlarged so it won't be able to cope. By the way.... Horizontal trumpets have been around for a while and have always been a love 'em or hate' em thing. For me, the best example of them are on the organ of St John's Cambridge. I'm not talking about the 1994 Mander organ because they were installed in 1954 by Hill, Norman and Beard and were experimental because Spanish trumpets were not 'a thing' in English organs. The experiment worked - the organ sounded fabulous ( I know because I was a chorister and was inspired to be an organ builder). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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