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I cannot find Great Packington on NPOR can anyone help me?
The Holditch Dulciana rank I am using was at least a semitone higher than A-440, this rank is from the 1850s.I may have joined the vandals club in re-pitching the rank to A-440! (covers head in shame!)
Hi,if you mean the Organ Concertos of Handel played by E Power Biggs ,Philips recordings 835 531aythen yes the Booklet [ which I have ] does describe how the Organ had to be retuned.it also described how electricity had to be supplied to the Church !
on an organ that not only did Handel at one time in his life he actually played, but one in which he had actually suggested the specification of the instrument...
That such an organ did in fact actually exist, and that it was unaltered except for "routine maintenance and tuning"
The wrinkle presented itself when the orchestra showed up... It was assumed by all that there was enough tuning range in the modern instruments available to the orchestra that they could tune to the organ's pitch which happened to be a semitone flat from ISO 13...Well, the orchestral instruments available couldn't shift pitch enough to play in tune with the organ, and so all of the pipework was removed to the Mander Organs factory, trimmed to "concert pitch"and fitted with tuning sleeves... To permit retuning the organ to its historical pitch following the recording session.........