Guest email@example.com Posted March 14, 2006 Share Posted March 14, 2006 Seated one day at an organ where I was only a stand-in, the vicar rather unexpectedly asked me to draw up a plan for a rebuild. He said that he thought the nature of the organ was the reason he couldn't attract an organist. He was (in this case) not the problem - rare I know, but please continue to suspend your disbelief! By the way: if anyone out there knows the organ either before or since my interventions, please don't give the game away too soon! Having listened to about twenty sermons in my life and sat through several thousand, redesigning stop-lists is a fairly regular pastime.... so this invitation caught me rather unawares, but a great challenge ... what would you do? The job was: (stops names changed here and there to spare the innocent) by a well-known Midlands organbuilder from the 1880s - by this time already radically rebuilt at least once and now boasting an effective electropneumatic action. Please note: No un-used space inside whatsoever - no room to add even one small rank without losing something else. Great Open Diapason 8 (huge) Clarabella 8 Dulciana 8 Wald Flute 4 Principal 4 Piccolo 2 Trumpet 8 (TC - replacing, I assume an earlier TC Clarinet) Swell Libelich Bourdon 16 (also on Pedal) Geigen Diapason 8 (bass outside the box!) Gamba 8 Celeste 8 (TC) Harmonic Flute 4 Oboe 8 Choir (unenclosed) Lieblich Gedackt 8 Dulciana 8 Keraulophon 8 Suabe Flute 4 Clarinet (TC) Pedal Acoustic Bass 32 Big Bourdon 16 Lieblich Bourdon 16 Bass Flute 8 usual couplers incl. Swell to Great octave and suboctave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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