DariusB Posted September 6, 2020 Share Posted September 6, 2020 Thought I'd split this from the 'choir pits' thread as there seem to be two separate discussions going on..... Someone said that in venues with two consoles, the attached one is rarely used. Just speaking from experience at the Bridgewater Hall, the attached console is nearly always used for orchestral concerts, as the mobile one takes up too much stage space when there's a large orchestra. The attached console has a much nicer and well-crafted feel but of course you can't hear the internal balance of the organ at all. On the other hand, the mobile console has a slightly light and plastic-y feel (I have heard that it was bought in and not made by Marcussen themselves, but can't confirm that). On Barry Oakley's comment 'if only they'd used a reputable British builder' - not sure if that was tongue in cheek but historically aren't British builders are just as prone to miscalculation as anyone else? Similar remarks were probably made to the Manchester city fathers 150 years earlier when they chose Cavaille-Coll to build the Town Hall organ - which has been a fantastic legacy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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