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Thanks - I didn't know about those. I haven't been in Christchurch Priory since the early days of the Compton-Makin, when Geoffrey Tristram was still alive. Parkstone looked interesting when it was written-up after the rebuild. A conscientious attempt to produce something like a Compton. I've often wondered if it was a success.
There was some discussion about this (St. Osmund, Parkstone) on the Mander Invision Power Board a few months ago. Apparently, the organ is still there, but in poor shape - at least partially playable. I gather that the resident Orthodox congregation are cognisant of its historical importance, but obviously it doesn't fit into their way of worship. Therefore, they are unlikely to try to get rid of it, but one can't expect them to maintain it either.
HiI have never been totally satisfied with the sound produced by Quinted 32s, often they Quint is derived from the Bourdon which is often far too loud. I recently played a small organ with a synoptic spec as follows; 16, 10.2/3, 8, 5 1/3, 4, all derived from the one Bourdon unit. The 10.2/3 was useless and certainly did not produce a realistic 32 sound.I have heard of, but never some across, organs which have a 32 the lowest octave being quinted off a seperate octave of Quint pipes, these standing on their own chest and voiced quietly to provided the needed 5th. Does any member know of any places where this has been done?Best wishesBarrie
Quote from: David Drinkell on December 07, 2011, 03:24:44 PMStephen Hamill, who builds Phoenix electronic instruments, has/had a big three manual example with a 64' reed on the pedal. Big rumble!!:-) The Hammerwood beast has a 128ft . . . ! Whilst this is purely electronic, I have been looking for the opportunity to work with a pipe organ builder making a 32ft or 64ft electronic derivation from an existing 16ft pipe rank. I think it is used on one or two notes in Jeremy Filsell's playing on the YouTube video "Latrobian Dionysian Whirl" and, reading the comments about having measured 4Hz on the recording, by Ben Scott http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOyMKVM0tvAIt would be fun to do this sort of thing wih a pipe organ. St Mary's Edinburgh with 3 32ft ranks might be a candidate . . . Best wishesDavid P
Stephen Hamill, who builds Phoenix electronic instruments, has/had a big three manual example with a 64' reed on the pedal. Big rumble!!
As an earlier post said, no easy way round the cost - a digital 32 foot in a church requires such a huge and expensive amp and speaker that you might almost go for the real thing. But if a 32 foot bourdon or a COmpton polyphone could do something similar for much less space and cost, why don't we use them more often?
Well not quite. I'm using two cheap 18 inch units in parallel with a 50W amp, probably capable of 100W peak. One is really only looking at mathematical sonic underpinning rather than anything intended for nightclub fairground effects on the stomach . . .
Are these 2 x 18" drivers mounted in an infinite baffle that extends under your floor? I seem to remember you mentioning this on one of your Youtube clips?True 16Hz fundamentals usually require large boxes
I think that the 32ft stopped flue comes up against problems with standing waves. Many have been made in recent times but I'm told they are rarely satisfactory.
Interesting. It has to be said that a really good Acoustic can be excellent where height is at a premium. I do love a big metal Contra Violone, too - they do seem to be the most effective type of open 32.What are Compton Polyphones and Cube Basses like?
Quote from: AnOrganCornucopia on April 18, 2012, 12:55:20 AMInteresting. It has to be said that a really good Acoustic can be excellent where height is at a premium. I do love a big metal Contra Violone, too - they do seem to be the most effective type of open 32.What are Compton Polyphones and Cube Basses like?Yes - although the Double Open Diapason (of wood) at Bristol Cathedral is also an excellent stop - and in superb acoustics.