Tubular_pneumatic Posted September 29, 2006 Share Posted September 29, 2006 Greetings, When examining the specifications for new instruments here in the U.S. it seems as if more often than not, there are component ranks for the Cornet voice on even the smallest of organs (such as 9 ranks), or even multiple Cornet voices on 2 and 3 manual instruments. I admit right now that I am not in the least bit attracted to the Cornet sound, but I still would like to know why these stops are so important that they appear in the vast majority of American instruments built within the last 40-50 years? I can't tell you how many small 19th century trackers in Connecticut have had their Strings, Flutes, and Dulcianas removed, or even cut down for the want of a snarling (and to my mind useless - particularly if there's an Hautbois available) Cornet! Isn't there anything better that can be done with those toe boards, or the money? Best, Nathan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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