DIYAPASON-L Digest #537 - Sunday, March 17, 2002
 
(no subject)
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Residence organs
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
boots
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
Re: [Residence Organs]  boots
  by "F. Richard Burt" <dorian.organs@verizon.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  boots
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 10:23:20 -0500   Christopher asked for suggestions for his stoplist, and so, here is one.   RANK PEDAL GREAT SWELL 16' Bourdon 97p 16 8 8 4 2 8 4 3 8' Dulciana 73p 8 16 8 4 8 2 4' Labial Saxophone 73p? 4 8 8   (later changes) 4' Octave 61p 4 8 4 4 8' Oboe 61p 8 8 16 8   Couplers are probably not really needed, although unison couplers would give a little extra flexibility (but they require extra wiring considerations!). I tried to limit each rank to a maximum of 8 instances; if more were allowed, I'd include a 4' Bourdon in the Pedal, and that = would pretty much eliminate the need for Pedal couplers!   For the 8' Saxophone, try playing the Bourdon and Dulciana toghether from CC to BB; they might combine to make an acceptable bass for the Saxophone. Since the Sax is the "big" voice in this organ, I wonder if it really should be in the facade. If you plan to enclose the organ in a swell box, then having the loudest stop unenclosed might lead to balance problems. (Yes, that was a traditional approach, leaving an 8' Open Diapason unenclosed, but in those instruments the 8' Open Diapason was the foundation of the plenum, not a solo-ish voice.)   More important, I think would be to put aside the Sax for a while and install a mild 4' Octave as shown above. (It, too, could use a composite bass octave for its appearance at 8' pitch; I'd try the Bourdon at 8' and the Dulciana at both 8' and 4'.) It is difficult, once you are "attached" to a particular rank, to consider *not* using it, even when some other choices might give a better result. I have exactly the same problem with = a 16' Posaune bass octave (full length but well-mitred) that is really much to big for the available space in the organ chamber, but I *MUST* include it! ;-)   If you can regulate the Dulciana so that it "blooms" somewhat toward the top, then it might be able to serve (somewhat) as a pseudo 4' Octave and = 2' Fifteenth.   Larry      
(back) Subject: Residence organs From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 17:08:38 -0600   Hi list, Good news here! I had work done on the organ at home yesterday and much more is playing now on the 1905 Estey. The 8' open diapason, stopped diapason, 2' 15th and oboe 8' are all playing and tunned. I just have to hook up the basses to all but the 2'15th and stopped diapason. A new swell chest is to be on its way and then it is all complete. One can hear the organ 2 doors away with the windows closed; won't this summer be interesting with the windows open? (grin). Gary Black    
(back) Subject: boots From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 14:46:15 +1200   In my organ going in at home here I have the 16ft octave of a Trombone, half-length with zinc resonators, made by Laukhuff about 12 years ago. The boots are wooden, but two sides of these square boots are made of paper. There must be a reason - can folk tell me? I think they are Laukhuff = pipes. Ross      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] boots From: "F. Richard Burt" <dorian.organs@verizon.net> Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 23:02:16 -0600   Ross & Lynda Wards wrote: > > * * * ...two sides of these square boots are made of paper. Ross, can you describe "paper?" Appreciatively, F. Richard Burt ..  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] boots From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 17:41:17 +1200   Literally that - thin blue tissue paper that is very dry and crackly. Ross -----Original Message----- From: F. Richard Burt <dorian.organs@verizon.net> To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Date: Monday, March 18, 2002 4:56 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] boots     >Ross & Lynda Wards wrote: >> >> * * * ...two sides of these square boots are made of paper. > >Ross, can you describe "paper?" > >Appreciatively, >F. Richard Burt > > >. > >DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own >Residence Pipe Organs. >HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org >List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >