DIYAPASON-L Digest #295 - Friday, April 6, 2001
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wurlizer Residence Organs
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wurlizer Residence Organs From: "Eric Sagmuller" <> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 08:08:38 -0400   Thanks Al for all the interesting information. I'll admit I know very little about TO's and for that matter any Wurlitzer organs.   I'm only up on classical organs with lots of upperwork including mixtures, which many times end up a bit strong if right out front in a residence installation. When I said "small pipes" I was referring to pipes 2' and up. I should have remembered that organs of the Wurlitzer time period, have very few if any pipes of this pitch. Definitely if an organ is designed bottom heavy, and with smaller softer ranks to be in the front, then that is how I would try to install it.   TGIF,   Eric       At 5:13 PM -0400 4/5/01, wrote: >First things first. Wurlitzer residence organs were voiced in a = different >manner than their theatre organs. The small treble pipes are not out = there >screeming to fill a theatre sized volume of air. These organs evolved = from >the Romantic Period of organbuilding and are heavy in power around the = 8'CC >to 4' tenor C octave. By placing the larger pipes in back and letting = the >trebles have a line of sight to the shutters you will get a more balanced >sound. Do not bury the trebles.