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david515mi

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Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« on: July 24, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
Any thoughts on what temperaments might have been most common on mid- 19th century Italian organs (eg Serassi)?

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David

David Pinnegar

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Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 03:11:07 PM »
Robert Buhagiar in Malta might well have specific knowledge of this.

However a full Ripieno might indicate a temperament with a good number of perfect fifths and Young/Vallotti/Kellner/Kirnberger III would serve well but if the upperwork is lacking then perhaps the instrument might be moving towards equal temperament.

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Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 10:01:18 PM »
That makes sense. Thanks!
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Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 11:52:39 AM »
https://list.uiowa.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=HPSCHD-L;2629ba0f.0901 is a very interesting resource but probably not applicable for your instrument

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Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 12:43:44 PM »
Fascinating; thanks!
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