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The local Viscount dealer, Geoff North of WM Organs in Highbridge, Somerset, might be able to help you out with bulbs. I think this is a regular service job for him. But better to install a pipe organ if you can!
Compton built some very fine organs. I particularly like one of his small jobs - the organ in west Bagborough near Taunton. http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=N05510 The original part of the organ - now the Echo - is 1811 Lincoln. Compton added a second manual in 1925, keeping the beautiful Georgian case intact (but making it deeper) and keeping tracker action. the whole organ is enclosed and its a beauty.Nigel
If one were playing on another clavier than the G.O., then the H&H device of Pedal to Swell Pistons is most useful. This gives a separate Pedal combination to match whatever is drawn (or pressed) on the Swell Organ. Exeter Cathedral is again an example of this.
Quote from: pcnd5584 on July 13, 2011, 04:10:09 PMIf one were playing on another clavier than the G.O., then the H&H device of Pedal to Swell Pistons is most useful. This gives a separate Pedal combination to match whatever is drawn (or pressed) on the Swell Organ. Exeter Cathedral is again an example of this.The H&H system of separate Pedal combinations is, as you say, extremely useful, as it allows you to build the pedal without upperwork, which often can dominate if the swell is closed!It is worth mentioning though that HNB pioneered this stop, although their system used a more basic function, where it kept the pedal one divisional step behind the swell. (I. E. Swell 5 would draw Pedal 4, etc.)I use it when accompanying psalms as I tend to use the swell alone quite alot.
Interesting - I did not know of the HN&B system - despite playing a number of their instruments. However, I should still prefer the H&H system, since it is rather more flexible. Pedal Seven as against Swell Eight on a large instrument would still be likely to over-balance the Swell Organ.