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Happening by chance on a recent Youtube video today it's a pleasure to see Cameron Carpenter clearly maturing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE

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David P

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Inspirational instruments / Largest mechanical organ in the world . . .
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:31:44 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_xrOKMr-7k

Holy Trinity Cathedral in Liepaja Latvia has features that most won't be quite familiar with . . .

Best wishes

David P

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Restoring pipe organs / Re: Pedal Acoustic Bass 32
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:59:55 AM »
Using the 6th and 8th partials is genius to create the 32. I always considered 2nd and 3rd partials to be a very muddy sound.

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David P

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Questions of Temperament / Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« 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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Questions of Temperament / Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« 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.

Best wishes

David P

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Organs in danger / Re: Free Complete Dismantled Organ
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:36:01 PM »
Is there a specification anywhere?

Thanks so much for posting.

Best wishes

David P

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Apparently this arrangement of pipework was known as a "Christmas tree"! Very apt and rather amazing idea.

Best wishes

David P

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Electronic Organs / Re: New toy
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:54:19 AM »
This sounds exciting.

Certainly the Content expansion module they used to do had some very accurate sounds, particularly the Voix Celeste and the Cromorne.

That they have provided the versatility you describe sounds very impressive.

Best wishes

David P

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Henry-Willis-Junior-Development-Organ/273897600962

A wonderful extension instrument with a most adventurous pipe-rack. Well worth preserving.

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It turns out that this is a setup made by Mixtuur http://www.hauptwerk.fr/contents/fr/p1187.html with over 30 organs installed.

4 manuals



Still available

Best wishes

David P

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Electronic Organs / Re: New toy
« on: June 20, 2019, 01:28:25 PM »
Many congratulations

Looks interesting

Best wishes

David P

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I haven't been particularly enamoured with a certain high profile performer but
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE
puts him into a very different light. Perhaps as he matures we'll find that respect is very much deserved.

Best wishes

David P

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A friend has directed me to the latest of Rufatti's videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egOBhLNMnTo well worth watching

Best wishes

David P

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The programme for this event is now on http://hammerwood.mistral.co.uk/programmetuningseminar.pdf and we're delighted to be welcoming organ builder Martin Renshaw who I discovered was at the root of my unease with modern tuning . . .

This is an event for anyone with ears, not just to be abrogated to tuning technicians!

Best wishes

David P

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Inspirational instruments / The Fokker organ . . .
« on: April 25, 2019, 12:26:04 PM »
It probably couldn't be done with pipes . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmGhF32ulKc
but inspirational nevertheless.

Hideously difficult to navigate

Best wishes

David P

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:37:47 PM »
Amongst all the terrible things that have happened in different parts of the world may at least Hope arise from the dead.

Best wishes

David P

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It's likely that I will be disposing of my five manual console with around 35 drawstops at some stage

Best wishes

David P

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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Paris Notre-Dame
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:00:10 PM »
A friend has this evening drawn my attention to the terrible event in Paris https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-47942176

One might think that the instrument would be one of the most studied instruments in all of organ history but could it be re-created?

It's on account of total destructions such as this that it's incumbent upon all to preserve whatever wisps of  heritage in our care.

Best wishes

David P

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