I'd just like to thank those involved for enlightening me with regard to oboes!
I have to say that I visit this forum (and one other organ site) every day in the hope of encountering threads on the subject of organ structure, history and tonality. Sadly, more than often discussions tend to be concerning the music of the organ and its composers and players, although I can perfectly well appreciate that. This last couple of days, however, has been like a trip to heaven! Thanks again.
Perhaps we might see more discussion of my favoured subjects. Ian's suggestions about Stumm and Schnitger would be very welcome as far as I'm concerned, and why not more about other European instruments and builders?