Barry Jordan Posted December 11, 2006 Share Posted December 11, 2006 However, I find it difficult to understand the thinking behind some of the design. Perhaps the voicing differs widely from the sounds normally associated with ranks of these names; although, if this is the case, perhaps it would be better to re-name the stops. * In any case, this combination is available on the Positif clavier. Now come along, you are far too intelligent to be so parochial. First of all, there is not really such a thing as a "sound normally associated with a name" - compare a Willis "Lieblich Gedackt" with one by Sauer, for example. The mixture is probably 2' and in any case this is an instrument which is meant to gain completeness by coupling - no "Werkprinzip" or anything of that nonsense here. The traditional GO has been split up over two manuals in order to allow for more colour stops. The "Nasard" is often found on the HW of German organs too; the name being applied to any Quint stop not of principal scale (for example, even quite a narrow chimney flute, or a conical stop). The combination 8 (4) 2 2/3 is common. This might be a perfect organ for Alain, if a bit small for some of the more splashy pieces. Cheers B Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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