PipeChat Digest #2582 - Tuesday, December 18, 2001
 
A Night at the Kimmel Center
  by "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.c
Re: A Night at the Kimmel Center
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
RE: Cats and instruments
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Fire in St John the Divine NYC
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Fire in St John the Divine NYC
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
Re: Fire in St John the Divine NYC
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: Duke University Chapel
  by <RMB10@aol.com>
Fire at St . John Divine
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca>
RE: Cornet IV
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Cats and instruments
  by <Myosotis51@aol.com>
Re: Cats and instruments
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
RE: Duke University Chapel
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
RE: A Night at the Kimmel Center
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
RE: IRC is happenin' NOW, folks (grin)
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Naumburg "Bach" organ on first CD
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: Cats and instruments
  by "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net>
Re: Cats and instruments
  by "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net>
St John the Divine - Fire
  by "Paul Austin" <paul-austin@ntlworld.com>
TWO Aeolian-Skinners endangered in NYC (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Jeff White's Cornet
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: A Night at the Kimmel Center From: "BridgewaterUMC Director of Music" <bridgewatermusic@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 07:41:32 -0500             Since the organ at the Kimmel Center was mentioned earlier, I thought I would share my experince with the hall itself, as I attended the Philly = Pops last night.   The room itself is everything it was promised to be and more. The room = was concieved to highlight the famous String sections of the Philladelphians. = It does so in spades! The room is lively and vibrant with a warm and = generous sound. I was in the third tier (Center second row back) and the sound was =   spectacular. Every nuance was easily heard and the sound appeared to blossom off of the stage. I higly reccomend your hearing it for yourself.   As to the organ, the facade is indeed in place and It does not seem that a =   really large organ is going to fit in the space provided. God help anyone =   who has seats immeadeately beside the case as the swell shutters open directly to the seating in the second and third tiers!!! Pete had heard that 4 32' would be included, but that does not seem likely =   given the space provided. The case itself does not seem terribly deep, so =   it will be interesting to see what spec does come to pass there. I do = have it on good authority that there will be an organ in the room by 03.   As a regular subcriber to the Symphony, I am very excited about our new = home and all of the possibilities for the arts in Philly. Hope you get a = chance to hear it when you come this summer for AGO!   Pax Tecum! Dr K         _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.    
(back) Subject: Re: A Night at the Kimmel Center From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 06:54:29 -0600   At 7:41 AM -0500 12/18/01, BridgewaterUMC Director of Music wrote: >As to the organ, the facade is indeed in place and It does not seem >that a really large organ is going to fit in the space provided. >God help anyone who has seats immeadeately beside the case as the >swell shutters open directly to the seating in the second and third >tiers!!! >Pete had heard that 4 32' would be included, but that does not seem >likely given the space provided. The case itself does not seem >terribly deep, so it will be interesting to see what spec does come >to pass there. I do have it on good authority that there will be an >organ in the room by 03.   If you check the page on the Dobson Web site - http://www.dobsonorgan.com/index/verizonhall.html - you will see that there are 4 32' stops and beyond that 3 pipes down into the 64' octave for the Bombarde. Some of the pipes that are installed in the Facade are for the 32' ranks. The spec, as listed on the web site, is for an 80 stop instrument. I'm sure that this has been taken into consideration and that there is room within the case for this instrument.   David  
(back) Subject: RE: Cats and instruments From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 07:02:14 -0600   I remember a time when I babysat some parakeets (or were they budgies?) a couple of weeks for a reverend on vacation. They stayed at my house, in a room with my father's old upright piano. I would go in to practice, and they would sit silent as stone with a disapproving stare, until I launched into Chopin. Then they would dance and chirp and bob their heads. Nothing like an animal with discerning taste.   Sorry - I don't have any stories of animals critiquing (sp?) organ music. Mine ignore recorded music.   Glenda Sutton          
(back) Subject: Fire in St John the Divine NYC From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:06:13 -0400   St John the Divine Major Fire NYC    
(back) Subject: Re: Fire in St John the Divine NYC From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:19:26 -0500   Leave it to Daniel to be the bringer of sad news..... :o(   Daniel Hopkins wrote:   > St John the Divine Major Fire > NYC > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org   -- ***************************************************** Healthcare references for everyone. "Recipient of the year 2000 Featured Site Award at healthAtoZ.com" http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/m_erika.html   Internet Safety Lessons. Must reading for everyone. http://home.earthlink.net/~marika57/safetylessons.html *****************************************************      
(back) Subject: Re: Fire in St John the Divine NYC From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 07:25:12 -0600   It is being shown live on MSNBC - from the looks of it the North Transept is what is on fire. I can't tell from the photos if the fire is in the Crossing or not. They are reporting that some of the roof has collapsed but from the newsfeed I can't see that any of the roof over the Great Choir or the Nave has been affected. Hopefully it is being contained outside of the Crossing, Choir and Nave.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Duke University Chapel From: <RMB10@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:36:44 EST   >Well, for one thing, the Aeolian is a REAL organ (grinning, ducking).   >Bud   Amen to that one, Bud! I've played both instruments, as well as being a listener in the nave. The Flentrop is nice for what it is....a period instrument. There are some wonderful sounds on it, but I find it a little =   impractical for a regular service instrument. The Aeolian just fills the room up with more power. Sure, it's buried and =   muffled, but that how it's supposed to be. If I remember correctly, = Purvis used to call that sound "caged rage." That grand full roar rolling a room =   like that just does more for me than the sparkly over chiffed prancipal chorus with thin scaled reeds. Nothing wrong with that in certain circumstances, but for an American church, the Flentrop is just too = limited. I think the situation at Duke, as well as at Stanford Univ., is the best = of both worlds.....you have a Romantic instrument in conjunction with a = period Baroque one. Just my thoughts...     Monty Bennett  
(back) Subject: Fire at St . John Divine From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:52:57 -0400   Link to news <http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/12/18/new.york.fire/index.html>    
(back) Subject: RE: Cornet IV From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:10:01 -0500   Personally, violins offend my ears. I don't care how well they're played. = My tollerance is about 10-15 minutes then they all sound like cats meowing unpleasantly. As for my Irish Setter, Wagner made him very nervous; he = would pace until it ended and that was many hours as you well know. In Strauss's Salome at the entrance of Tetrarch onto the Terrace a he, the dog, would = get out of his chair at the final sound of the Oboe just prior to "Wo ist Salome...,", stand by the speakers and his head would shift from side to side. Robert Colasacco    
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and instruments From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:11:37 EST   I have an electronic keyboard, and my cat generally sits where she can = watch my hands when I'm playing. I have learned to set the volume control to "minimum" when I shut down, as she has figured out how to use the power button. Once she turns it on, she steps on a few keys, and then sits on = her favorite "chord." A little startling at 2 a.m.!   Vicki  
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and instruments From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:14:38 -0500   I too have learned to keep the cover down on the keyboard of my piano. = Seems both my cats are very into playing their own interesting version of "jazz" = on the piano, also at 2 a.m.   Myosotis51@aol.com wrote:   > I have an electronic keyboard, and my cat generally sits where she can = watch > my hands when I'm playing. I have learned to set the volume control to > "minimum" when I shut down, as she has figured out how to use the power > button. Once she turns it on, she steps on a few keys, and then sits on = her > favorite "chord." A little startling at 2 a.m.! > > Vicki > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: RE: Duke University Chapel From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:52:03 -0600   Perhaps a model for new organs at Trinity Church in New York if the = decision is made to replace the Aeolian-Skinner there because of 9/11 damage.   Peter   I think the situation at Duke, as well as at Stanford Univ., is the best = of both worlds.....you have a Romantic instrument in conjunction with a = period Baroque one. Just my thoughts...     Monty Bennett    
(back) Subject: RE: A Night at the Kimmel Center From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 10:10:48 -0600   It's good to hear a report from a "normal person," especially one who is a regular listener to the Philadelphia Orchestra in live concerts. Thanks!   Peter       As a regular subcriber to the Symphony, I am very excited about our new = home   and all of the possibilities for the arts in Philly. Hope you get a = chance to hear it when you come this summer for AGO!   Pax Tecum! Dr K         _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at = http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.     "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: RE: IRC is happenin' NOW, folks (grin) From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:17:08 -0500   We've all gone to heaven, silly, we're organists. Tsk.       Where IS everybody???   Bud    
(back) Subject: Naumburg "Bach" organ on first CD From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 13:24:08 -0500   Advertised in TAO just a little "before its time," Robert Clark's new and very first CD of the 1746 Hildebrandt organ restored at St. Wenzel's = Church in Naumburg, Germany, is now a reality and is available from OHS at http://www.ohscatalog.org   The 52-rank organ has the closest relationship to JSB of any organ, extant or extinct, says Quentin Faulkner in the very informative CD-booklet. Restoration of the organ was completed less than a year ago, and the recording sessions were conducted in June. OHS visited this organ during = an OHS European Organ Tour two years ago, when only the ruckpositiv was playing. The church has wonderfully live acoustics which are well captured on the CD. It was recorded by engineer Jonathan Wearn for the Calcante label. Wearn has many fine CDs to his credit, including several on the = Guild label recorded at Ingolstadt and also Jimmy Culp's popular CD on the Aeolian-Skinner at First Presbyterian in Kilgore, Texas.   With the release of Robert Clark's CD recorded at Naumburg, there are now two new CDs and one new DVD of overwhelming organ interest in their relationship to Bach: the other CD is recorded on the newly constructed "Bach" organ at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, and the DVD includes the only recording, thus far, of the newly reconstructed organ in the Bach Church (the church was officially renamed in the 20th century) in Arnstadt where Bach worked and played the original of this organ.   Bill    
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and instruments From: "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 19:07:26 +0000   They weren't playing "Kitten on the Keys" by any chance were they?   Cheers,   Colin   "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" wrote: > > I too have learned to keep the cover down on the keyboard of my piano. = Seems > both my cats are very into playing their own interesting version of = "jazz" on > the piano, also at 2 a.m. > > Myosotis51@aol.com wrote: > > > I have an electronic keyboard, and my cat generally sits where she can = watch > > my hands when I'm playing. I have learned to set the volume control = to > > "minimum" when I shut down, as she has figured out how to use the = power > > button. Once she turns it on, she steps on a few keys, and then sits = on her > > favorite "chord." A little startling at 2 a.m.! > > > > Vicki  
(back) Subject: Re: Cats and instruments From: "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" <marika57@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 14:59:41 -0500   could be!!! ;o)   "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" wrote:   > They weren't playing "Kitten on the Keys" by any chance were they? > > Cheers, > > Colin > > "Marika E. Buchberger, LRPS" wrote: > > > > I too have learned to keep the cover down on the keyboard of my piano. = Seems > > both my cats are very into playing their own interesting version of = "jazz" on > > the piano, also at 2 a.m. > > > > Myosotis51@aol.com wrote: > > > > > I have an electronic keyboard, and my cat generally sits where she = can watch > > > my hands when I'm playing. I have learned to set the volume control = to > > > "minimum" when I shut down, as she has figured out how to use the = power > > > button. Once she turns it on, she steps on a few keys, and then = sits on her > > > favorite "chord." A little startling at 2 a.m.! > > > > > > Vicki > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: St John the Divine - Fire From: "Paul Austin" <paul-austin@ntlworld.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 20:20:39 +0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0019_01C18801.75A9ED60 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Yet another article on this sad event, including a picture.   http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/12/18/new.york.fire/index.html     paul-austin@ntlworld.com or paul_austin75@hotmail.com   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0019_01C18801.75A9ED60 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Yet another article on this sad event, including = a=3D20 picture.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/12/18/new.york.fire/index.html">http:/= =3D /www.cnn.com/2001/US/12/18/new.york.fire/index.html</A></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:paul-austin@ntlworld.com">paul-austin@ntlworld.com</A> or = =3D <A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:paul_austin75@hotmail.com">paul_austin75@hotmail.com</A></= =3D FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0019_01C18801.75A9ED60--    
(back) Subject: TWO Aeolian-Skinners endangered in NYC (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:50:17 -0800   First Trinity Wall Street, now St. John the Divine.   It seems the fire at St. John's was confined to the gift shop "shed" attached to the truncated north transept, but the cathedral was evidently filled with smoke, and there was lots of water on the floor of the nave.   St. John's was already trying to raise a million dollars to restore their GDH Skinner.   Since money is ABSOLUTELY no issue at Trinity (grin), one would HOPE that they would put something resembling the original Erben in the west gallery, and a romantic service-playing organ in the chancel, since they can AFFORD to.   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Jeff White's Cornet From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:40:22 +1300   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C18879.8F5DE400 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Jeff, I've been thinking a lot about your 3rd manual since your posting = =3D addressed to me on 12 December.=3D20 First, I don't know what a Zimmer sounds like, so am working "on theory = =3D alone" as it were. Second, why the laughter about a Bunjes, whatever =3D that means? It seems that as you have Tierces on the other two manuals, there is no = =3D need to be redundant here. One "policy plank" of mine is this - that it's better by far to have a =3D good compromise in organs than something that will do only one job. In =3D other words, your other manuals can provide a Cornet or Sesuqialtera =3D type of sound, even if not perfect. What you do not have, it seems to =3D me, is a perky little Choir, sort-of-Brustwerk, or a velvety soft stop =3D anywhere, and an organ that size needs one, as almost all organs. So, =3D don't laugh, but here are my suggestions for your top deck:- 8 Stopped Diapason=3D20 (square-section of thin wood but biggish scale, very low cut-up, voiced = =3D without obvious chiff but prompt speech) 8 Dulciana (preferably to CC, but only TenC with borrowed 1-12 if there = =3D isn't enough space for the bottom octave - which could be mitred or =3D haskelled. I'd want this of about 3.5" scale at CC, wide low cut-up, of = =3D plain metal TenC up, none spotted, not loud and with no sense of string = =3D sound - i.e. not too many high harmonics in the tone, but a fair bit of = =3D fundamental and the next five harmonics. Pipe tops not slotted. 4 Spitz Flute (wide scale spotted metal, not very much taper, =3D reasonably-high cut-up) 2 Fifteenth (plain metal, tone like a mid-19thC stop) 1 Gemshorn (tapered spotted metal, bright, with a lot of harmonic =3D development) All on 3" of wind, not less. Now why these suggestions? Well, first I am suspecting, with no =3D evidence, that your organ is a spitty "neo-Baroque" organ with nothing =3D mellow in it very much. Too many organs are either "in your face and =3D distressing" or "remote and colourless" as individual ranks. You need =3D both blend and colour, I feel. So, the 8ft stopped wood will give you a bright, clear, warm, carrying =3D tone that nothing in metal can give. Thin wood and square section, as =3D you don't want a cloying Lieblich or the sort of stop that can be woolly = =3D or heavy or unpleasant on its own. The 4ft would blend perfectly, giving great accompanimental sounds with = =3D either the Dulciana or the 8ft Stopped, or played on its own down an =3D octave. The Dulciana, if scaled and voiced as suggested, is a warm velvety =3D breath that works with either the 4fts and upwards, or on its own to =3D carry everywhere well but softly, or as a choir (i.e. singers) =3D accompaniment, or to virtually any organ solo combo, including an 8ft =3D flute elsewhere. You can't do that at the moment. I must stress - =3D fundamental in the tone and no string tone. The 2ft made this way to get good harmonic development yet enable the =3D rank to be used as a mutation for things like 8 & 2 together, without it = =3D having to be loud. The 1ft as the "top" for the wee chorus, yet enabling its use as a =3D mutation in any variety of combinations as well, including for trios =3D etc. And, forestalling any objections, I believe this stop would be far = =3D more use here than a Larigot or Nineteenth would be. On my own organ I =3D have a little on-slider-chest section of pipes at 8 4 2 1.1/3 and 1ft, =3D five straight ranks, and the "chorus" is better without the Larigot. My = =3D little division's scheme is 8 Gedackt (low cut-up, metal) 4 Rohr Flute (spotted-metal chimney flute) 2 Prinzipal (spotted) 1 1/3 Gemsquint (tapered, a little too flutey) 1 Octave (a bright spotted rank) I'd get this new division of yours placed high inside the case, yes, but = =3D about midway back, not too close to the case front, to give the =3D pipesound a chance to mingle and mellow before coming out. The pressure = =3D needs to be 3", to give carrying power and richness without weight, able =3D even with so few stops to be part of the rest of the organ. I'd make =3D sure too by the way, that the Dulciana is English and not Continental - = =3D get it from Rogers of Leeds and ask for an 1870-ish sound with clearer =3D speech. A lighter pressure would not give either 8ft the needful warm =3D colourful tone - it would be superficially colourful but become boring. Now, let battle commence! ::-)) Kind regards, Ross   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C18879.8F5DE400 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dwindows-1252"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3D3DGENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV>Jeff, I've been thinking a lot about your 3rd manual since your =3D posting=3D20 addressed to me on 12 December. </DIV> <DIV>First, I don't know what a Zimmer sounds like, so am working "on =3D theory=3D20 alone" as it were. Second, why the laughter about a Bunjes, whatever =3D that=3D20 means?</DIV> <DIV>It seems that as you have Tierces on the other two manuals, = there=3D20 is&nbsp;no need to be redundant here.</DIV> <DIV>One "policy plank" of mine is this - that it's better by far to =3D have a good=3D20 compromise in organs than something that will do only one job. In other = =3D words,=3D20 your other manuals can provide a Cornet or Sesuqialtera type of sound, =3D even if=3D20 not perfect. What you do not have, it seems to me, is a perky little =3D Choir,=3D20 sort-of-Brustwerk, or a velvety soft stop anywhere, and an organ that =3D size needs=3D20 one, as almost all organs. So, don't laugh, but here are my suggestions = =3D for your=3D20 top deck:-</DIV> <DIV>8&nbsp; Stopped Diapason </DIV> <DIV>(square-section of thin wood but biggish scale, very low cut-up, =3D voiced=3D20 without obvious chiff but prompt speech)</DIV> <DIV>8&nbsp; Dulciana (preferably to CC, but only TenC with borrowed =3D 1-12 if=3D20 there isn't enough space for the bottom octave - which could be mitred =3D or=3D20 haskelled. I'd want this of about 3.5" scale at CC, wide low cut-up, of = =3D plain=3D20 metal TenC up, none spotted, not loud and with no sense of string sound = =3D - i.e.=3D20 not too many high harmonics in the tone, but a fair bit of fundamental =3D and the=3D20 next five harmonics. Pipe tops not slotted.</DIV> <DIV>4&nbsp; Spitz Flute (wide scale spotted metal, not very much taper, = =3D   reasonably-high cut-up)</DIV> <DIV>2&nbsp; Fifteenth (plain metal, tone like a mid-19thC stop)</DIV> <DIV>1&nbsp; Gemshorn (tapered spotted metal, bright, with a lot of =3D harmonic=3D20 development)</DIV> <DIV>All on 3" of wind, not less.</DIV> <DIV>Now why these suggestions? Well, first I am suspecting, with no =3D evidence,=3D20 that your organ is a spitty "neo-Baroque" organ with nothing mellow in =3D it very=3D20 much. Too many organs are either "in your face and distressing" or =3D "remote and=3D20 colourless" as individual ranks. You need both blend and colour, I =3D feel.</DIV> <DIV>So, the 8ft stopped wood will give you a bright, clear, warm, =3D carrying tone=3D20 that nothing in metal can give. Thin wood and square section, as you =3D don't want=3D20 a cloying Lieblich or the sort of stop that can be woolly or heavy or =3D unpleasant=3D20 on its own.</DIV> <DIV>The 4ft would blend perfectly, giving great accompanimental sounds = =3D with=3D20 either the Dulciana or the 8ft Stopped, or played on its own down an=3D20 octave.</DIV> <DIV>The Dulciana, if scaled and voiced as suggested, is a warm velvety = =3D breath=3D20 that works with either the 4fts and upwards, or on its own to carry =3D everywhere=3D20 well but softly, or as a choir (i.e. singers) accompaniment, or to =3D virtually any=3D20 organ solo combo, including an 8ft flute elsewhere. You can't do that at = =3D the=3D20 moment. I must stress - fundamental in the tone and no string =3D tone.</DIV> <DIV>The 2ft made this way to get good harmonic development yet enable =3D the rank=3D20 to be used as a mutation for things like 8 &amp; 2 together, without it = =3D having=3D20 to be loud.</DIV> <DIV>The 1ft as the "top" for the wee chorus, yet enabling its use as a = =3D mutation=3D20 in any variety of combinations as well, including for trios etc. And,=3D20 forestalling any objections, I believe this stop would be far more use =3D here than=3D20 a Larigot or Nineteenth would be. On my own organ I have a little=3D20 on-slider-chest section of pipes at 8 4 2 1.1/3 and 1ft, five straight =3D ranks,=3D20 and the "chorus" is better without the Larigot. My little division's =3D scheme=3D20 is</DIV> <DIV>8 Gedackt (low cut-up, metal)</DIV> <DIV>4 Rohr Flute (spotted-metal chimney flute)</DIV> <DIV>2 Prinzipal (spotted)</DIV> <DIV>1 1/3 Gemsquint (tapered, a little too flutey)</DIV> <DIV>1 Octave (a bright spotted rank)</DIV> <DIV>I'd get this new division of yours placed high inside the case, =3D yes, but=3D20 about midway back, not too close to the case front, to give the =3D pipesound a=3D20 chance to mingle and mellow before coming out. The pressure needs to be = =3D 3", to=3D20 give carrying power and richness without weight, able even with so few =3D stops to=3D20 be part of the rest of the organ. I'd make sure too by the way, that the = =3D   Dulciana is English and not Continental - get it from Rogers of Leeds =3D and ask=3D20 for an 1870-ish sound with clearer speech.&nbsp;A lighter pressure would = =3D not=3D20 give either 8ft the needful warm colourful tone - it would be =3D superficially=3D20 colourful but become boring.</DIV> <DIV>Now, let battle commence! ::-))</DIV> <DIV>Kind regards,</DIV> <DIV>Ross</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0011_01C18879.8F5DE400--