DIYAPASON-L Digest #309 - Wednesday, April 25, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Residence Organ Architecture
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Residence Organ Architecture From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 12:45:16 -0400   Peter,   At this point I don't have any pictures or sketches, but if I get a chance I'll try to draw up something and send it to you.   I too was initially concerned about excessive volume with exposed pipes, but the Diapason and Flute ranks I have playing now in my Swell chamber, without any shades, and a "large open area", are not too loud. Visually I love exposed pipework and plan to have about 11 ranks of it. Two of them are pedal ranks. My 16' Subbass is sitting on the first floor as is the console. The Pedal Principal will act as the facade in front of my Swell chamber. The Subbass pipes are the only ones on the first floor, and I think they will work well there, as the deep bass will be felt better at the console.   Unfortunately I don't have room for a piano anymore, as the Great room contains the dining room, living room and organ console. To be honest, I love playing the organ so much that I rarely miss the piano. And if I really need a piano, my mom has one just down the hill from us.   Well I need to go. Happy organ building ,planning or whatever, Eric       At 10:08 AM -0700 4/24/01, Peter Schmuckal wrote: >Eric, > >Thanks for your reply. > >Do you have any pictures of your installation or sketches on how you = intend >to implement your Great? > >I'm most curious to see any home installations with exposed Greats. > >Thanks. > > - Peter Schmuckal (in N California)