Malcolm Farr Posted March 6, 2005 Share Posted March 6, 2005 I've just been reading Robert Ampt's book about the Sydney Town Hall organ, which provides in Appendix 1 the Sydney organ committee's proposed specification and in Appendix 2 brief descriptions of the tenders received. Mr Ampt states that Cavaille-Coll submitted a tender, coming in 2nd highest at 16,380 pounds, but that no changes to the specification were suggested. Bearing in mind CC's well documented propensity for making changes during the course of construction, who knows what might have resulted? Would the front and back divisions of the Great Organ have ended up as Grand-Orgue and Grand Choeur? Would the Tubas of the Solo Organ have been installed en chamade? (It's rather fun to indulge in "what ifs"!) I'd like to find out if CC left any records in his archives as to what he might really have done, if he was given the chance? Does anyone know if he mentioned the STH in his archived records? Regards Malcolm F Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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