Guest firstname.lastname@example.org Posted December 23, 2006 Share Posted December 23, 2006 I realised very early on that the only way to get a practice-organ of my own was to concoct it myself. [Financially, I have never been an optimist!] However, in the extremely unlikely event that Santa could have offered me my own practice organ forty years ago, I would have had only a small amount of space to put it into. I would have chosen R.H.Walker of Chesham, Bucks to build it and the spec would have been along these lines: Two manuals - each with identical stops, but all drawing independently CC - c 61 notes - all mechanical action 8 Stopped Diapason 4 Principal 4 Nason Flute 2.2/3 Nazard 2 Principal (bright but not shrill) 1.3/5 Tierce (for use as a mutation not 'chorus-topper') Pedal - downwards extensions of three manual ranks - i.e. just 12 extra pipes each CCC-g 32 notes 16 Bourdon 8 Bass Flute 4 Superoctave The organ would have been in a steel cage with large castors. The whole lot (with keyboards and pedals lifted out) would go through a conventional doorway. To have asked for the treble of another 8' would have added to the space requirements, though this is what I would want if I were commissioning one today. The hard question is which stop I would sacrifice to get it....probably the Tierce. Now.....assuming that you've been good boys/girls and Santa is paying, please specify for him your ideal design/specification of house organ. Rules: 1. Keep this positive! Don't waste time telling us why you are not choosing something else 2. Keep it appropriate to the space you currently have available. Santa is not giving away new houses. 3. You can't have an organ from somewhere else, this one has to be newly built. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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