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A Video On A Skinner Organ


Pierre Lauwers
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To be viewed as you want, but heard with a correct Audio system:

 

 

As Mr Tharp explains, in this organ some influencies from Donald Harrison are already present.

But these Mixtures remain well proportionned there. Masterpice!

 

Pierre

 

Thanks for this Pierre - I enjoyed following the other links too, particularly the St. Sulpice...

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To be viewed as you want, but heard with a correct Audio system:

 

 

As Mr Tharp explains, in this organ some influencies from Donald Harrison are already present.

But these Mixtures remain well proportionned there. Masterpice!

 

Pierre

 

Thank you for the link - particularly for the related examples at S. Ouen.

 

I am afraid that the Holy Rosary Cathedral Organ was not bright enough for me. Some of the quieter sounds were pleasant but I found the loud sections rather heavy, dull and reed dominated - but not in the Cavaillé-Coll sense.

 

I also found his playing rather affected with odd mannerisms - but this merely an observation.

 

In case anyone wishes to peruse it, below is the link for the current stop-list.

 

http://www.emskinner.com/stoplist.htm

 

It is also instructive to click on the home-page link (to be found at the top of the specification page) and gain some insight into the rationale behind the design of this instrument.

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Ernest Martin Skinner belongs to the top masters of the "post-romantic" period.

His style is bold, coherent, and beautiful: a work of Art.

The rest is of course a matter of taste, but an organ like that one

belongs to the historical heritage on a par with Schnitger's, Silbermann's

and the others.

(Don't believe I'm alone to think that way...)

 

Pierre

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