Jonathan Thorne Posted October 5, 2004 Share Posted October 5, 2004 I would be interested to know what type of pipe work various organ builders would use for constructing a 5 rank cornet. This has always intrigued me, because every builder does his own thing. Having read about and visited a Cavaillé-Coll organ in Paris, I have noticed that Cavaillé-Coll used a ‘Chimney Flute’ or rather ‘Bourdon à cheminée’ for the 8ft basis’s of his Cornet’s, but for the Grande Orgue at St. Etienne in Caen for example he uses a canister flute instead for the whole rank. I would like to know what type of pipes would be used for the rest of the Cornet. I have seen one new organ with a canister flute for the 8ft and then open metal flutes for the rest of the pitches. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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