MusingMuso Posted March 6, 2006 Share Posted March 6, 2006 I came across an organ which immediately interested me to-day, not least because it is a new cathedral-organ. The specification almost harks back to mid-19th century English design and the work of Wm.Hill, but the similarity goes deeper. The organ of Consenze Cathedral, built by Mascioni of Italy, is a rather good sound. When I heard the sound samples (always a dangerous way to judge an organ), I couldn't help but be reminded of two other organs....St.Bavo and Sydney Town Hall, which although quite different in the detail, share certain similarities in the tonal effect within their respective buidings. It is fascinating also, that were the either the Recit (Swell) or Positif mutations removed (biut not both) this organ would almost exactly fall into the 40 speaking-stop category discussed elsewhere on the board. Lots of other organs are featured on the Mascioni web-site, including the new organ of Tokyo Cathedral; a building with razor-sharp architecture and a splendid acoustic. I'd be interested to know what Pierre Lauwers thinks of this instrument, because it has many romantic elements contained within, yet a clarity which should be ideal for the contrapuntal baroque tradition. Do note the enormous height of the Mascioni erection-hall as you browse the site. This organ certainly has a personality all its'own. Here is the URL:- http://www.mascioni-organs.com/ MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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