PAUL GOODMAN Posted August 10, 2004 Share Posted August 10, 2004 I have been waiting to say CONGRATULATIONS for a long time, and now thanks to the new discussion board it is possible. Thank you, to all concerned, for the splendid end result, of a long, and I am sure difficult restoration at the RAH. I am convinced that the organ has never sounded as good as it now does, and given it's layout and not exactly flattering acoustic it is fantastic. Looking at the big screen at the re-opening concert it also looks a joy to play, being extremely responsive, something it has not been for many years. My only tiny criticism is that with all the big manual reeds coupled in a grand tutti the 32' Double Ophicleide is a little less prominent than it used to be and could do with loudening (although I understand the pipes are giving as much power as they can.) If you get close up though it is "totally awesome", and as one of the reviewers in a UK newspaper recently commented - the organ is now capable of keeping up with or indeed totally obliterating a full symphony orchestra!! Let us fervently hope that apart from the Prom's season serious music lovers will have more opportunities to hear this great instrument in a SOLO capacity before too long. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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