Giles Williams Posted November 8, 2006 Share Posted November 8, 2006 St Ouen is an absolute stunner - the Vierne recordings by Jeremy Filsell sound splendid on a recent release. However, having played both through a combination of passable French and bare-faced cheek, IMHO the St Sernin, Toulouse instrument is better still. Though marginally smaller, it really is the most amazing sound that I have heard and certainly played... Other favourites include St Sulpice, the Armley Schulze, the Kelvingrove Lewis and the Redcliffe Harrison. So as to assuage doubts that I am a total megalomaniac, I have very fond memories of the Snetzler/G&D in it's former home, Wynnstay Hall near Wrexham where it had a lively resonant hall in which to project. Now in the National Museum of Wales, complete with winsome Robert Adam case, it gave hours of delight to me as a teenager equipped with Old English Organ Music For Manuals editions 1- 978563. I am ashamed to say that I have not heard it in its new home though it does look stunning after Goetze and Gwynne worked their magic. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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