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"...removes a musical dimension... "If re-tuning permits the use of the organ for the repertoire its owners intend, then the result is an increase in the musical dimension, not a decrease. . . . Equal temperament, or something quite close to it, does not preclude doing so, albeit at the price of a certain loss of colour.. . .I know Philip Scriven, but I would not wish him to be drawn into this thread.
PS I note that this thread is in 'Organs in Danger'. What is the danger here? There is no danger of damage to the instrument nor of it being removed. Surely, such a designation is seriously 'Overkill'.
I agree that ".. a milder good temperament.." may have a more general application, but that is not what you are advocating in this case.
an instrument conceived and built as a historic instrument (and all the rarer for that)
This is a subject which deserves wider musicological consideration and debate and it is all credit to the organ builder concerned that he is adventurous enough to build instruments not tuned to equal temperament as standard de rigeur.