DIYAPASON-L Digest #104 - Sunday, June 4, 2000
Re: [Residence Organs]  Flute Celeste - What If . . .  (X-posted from The
  by "Bob Loesch" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Flute Celeste - What If . . . (X-posted from Theatreorgans-l) From: "Bob Loesch" <> Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2000 07:26:12 -0700   At 20:12 06/03/2000 -0400, John Burns wrote: >1. Would it be good to use one as a Celeste rank for the other?   I use a Wurlitzer concert flute as a celeste against a Wangerin Concert flute. A beautiful sound. To be effective, the celeste and unison rank should be different scales, although I don't think it's as necessary with = a flute as with a string.   >2. If so, should you eliminate the top octave for the Celeste?   My flute celeste starts in the middle of the tenor C octave and continues to the top of the 8', about 44 notes. The reason is that I got it as a broken set, and just chose to use it that way.   >3. Do the two ranks need to be placed in the same chamber? If so, on the >same regulator and trem? I'm guessing no trem for the bass offsets.   They seem to sound best when they're in the same general area in the = organ, although not adjascent in the chamber as they might tend to 'draw' and be difficult to tune. To trem or not to trem... That is the question. I choose NOT.   >3. I suppose that you would be tuning the Celeste rank flat. Exactly how = is >this done? By ear? If you have access to a decent strobe tuner, should = you >tune each Celeste note the same number of cents flat? Or does the number = of >cents flat vary throughout the compass of the rank?   I have my VDO celeste very sharp, the Violin has a two-rank celeste, one rank sharp, one flat. The flute celeste is slightly flat, so that it = beats only 1/4 to 1/2 beat/sec. I tune it by ear. You might like a faster = beat, but that doesn't seem to sound as good with a flute as with a string, at least to my ears.   >Foolish minds want to know. Thanks.   "The only stupid question is the one you DON'T ask".       Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA NAWCC 140818 alternate email: