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Questions of Temperament / Re: The Modified Meantone of St Maximin
« on: November 21, 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
Thanks for pointing this out.

The English version of the page is
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_of_St._Ludgeri_in_Norden

The 5:4 perfect third is in cents 386 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_intonation) so this temperament has three major thirds very near pure at 389 cents and altogether 6 significantly better than Equal Temperament.

Best wishes

David P

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Questions of Temperament / The Modified Meantone of St Maximin
« on: October 29, 2020, 10:09:07 PM »
By chance I happened on details of the temperament used at St Maximin - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgel_der_Ludgerikirche_(Norden)

It's certainly very effective

Best wishes

David P

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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Re: Mander and the forum
« on: October 29, 2020, 10:07:28 PM »
On Facebook there was a photograph and caption by John Mander with said stopknobs and explanation, unless I'm much mistaken.

It's really good to see that the Mander heritage continues now in Kent.

Best wishes

David P

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Inspirational instruments / Goodall's Organs
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:52:14 PM »
A friend pointed me to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhssiBJlER4 which is certainly a tour of the world's instruments claiming fame . . . .

Best wishes

David P

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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Mander and the forum
« on: August 26, 2020, 11:56:10 AM »
I haven't been following matters in the organ world closely and with shock saw a photo on FB of JPM with boxes of ivory stop knobs having to be sent for destruction. It didn't dawn on me immediately but the news was rather graver than that of mere stop knons.

Manders have been leading builders, restorers and scholars of organs in our generation and their loss is incalculable. I just hope that they leave behind resources in their wake going to other firms but their demise is a most sad loss to the British organ.

It would be appropriate for others to write more about the achievements of the firm in tribute here, and likewise is the loss of the Mander forum which has been a repository of knowledge from which so many have gleaned inspirations.

Whilst the future of the Mander forum is to say the least, perhaps members from there might feel comfortable communicating here and feel "at home". Tony Newnham, PCND, Barrie Davies and Pierre Lauwers are admins and moderators here and anyone else wanting to take part is welcome and we hope also that you'll feel that moderation here is in good hands.

This forum exists to provide enthusiasm and encouragement to organs and organists and organbuilders. It's also a place where organ builders are welcome to indulge in "free advertising", talking about instruments they're building and without inhibition. It's only about enthusing about new things coming along and the best of the old that perhaps new people will sit up and realise that organs are worth talking about, enthusing, and finding enjoyment.

Best wishes

David P

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Restoring pipe organs / Cathédrale Saint-Christophe de BELFORT
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:17:48 PM »
The instrument of  Waltrin-Callinet-Schwenkedel  restored in 2012 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxzmomPTHF4

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From our local DJ / Classic FM gives centre stage to organ!
« on: June 18, 2020, 05:36:08 PM »
It's really great to see a radio station as popular as Classic FM giving the organ an appropriate position on the musical horizon - https://www.classicfm.com/composers/elgar/nimrod-on-asia-largest-pipe-organ-taiwan/
and encourages people to play the organ on their laptop . . . !

Best wishes

David P



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Inspirational instruments / Notre Dame, Paris - superb video
« on: April 27, 2020, 11:07:49 PM »
A friend turned up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIkZ2nDvGm4 which gives a brilliant insight into the instrument

Best wishes

David P

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-J-Binns-pipe-organ-in-good-order/124084408008

Hull.

This "super little organ" - as described by one of our leading organ builders, has become available due to a change of personnel and policy, mid-stream of a relocation project. It is beautifully made of the finest materials. It was overhauled some years ago by Messrs' Rushworth & Dreaper, including releathering of the pedal and off-note pneumatic motors. The blower has a three-phase motor by Bull, described by an electrical contractor as "very good." There is no asbestos situation, as the blower was previously unencased in an adjoining room. Also with hand blowing with feeders still in place. A very reasonable quotation for an alternative new single-phase blower has already been obtained, should it be required.

Max. height front pipes 5334 / to top of Swell box 3860 / total width of front 3352 (including side panels with dummies extra to main organ) / depth including pedal chest along rear 3352 plus 450 for pedalboard. Pedal chest could be relocated to suit, thus reducing depth.

Great  8   8   8   4   4        Swell  8   8   8   4   8   Pedal  16   8.    Excellent manual tracker action with perfect touch. Pedal pneumatic. Central balanced Swell pedal.

Some ranges of tracker ends have been carefully unbuttoned, the remainder snipped to accommodate the demolition deadline. That apart, and subject to three-phase availability, the organ is "ready to go."

The organ has been professionally dismantled and is stored in secure, temperate atmospheric conditions in Hull, easily accessible for inspection and/or collection at any mutually convenient time.   

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / House organ for sale
« on: March 06, 2020, 10:42:10 PM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wooden-church-organ/313008781720
built 2004 by Mr R Wood in Huddersfield.
Dimensions - tallest pipe is 9 feet 3 inches, organ is 4 feet 2 inches deep and 5 feet wide
Ped : Bourdon 16
Bass flute 8
Octave 4
Man 1 : Gedackt 8
Principal 4
Mixture 11
Man 2 : Gedackt 8
Flute 4
Nazard 2/3
Octave 2
3 couplers.
Electric action
The organ pipes are protected by a specially made perspex casing.

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WEIWUYING 衛武營 National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2E8qcKcgAU
in Fengshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

https://www.facebook.com/weiwuyingcenterforthearts

https://klais.de/m.php?sid=429
Klais - three consoles . . .

Worthy of more research!

Best wishes

David P

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Inspirational instruments / Bridgewater Hall four manual
« on: March 04, 2020, 11:04:36 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO_h00i6s0Q isn't the only recording on this instrument but it's clearly versatile and inspirational.

Best wishes

David P

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Inspirational instruments / Four manual instrument at Evreux
« on: February 25, 2020, 11:54:18 PM »
https://www.atelier-quoirin.com/Evreux_eng.php

Designed with a case that's intended to throw the sound into and down the nave the organ is startling and well worth attention . . .


Best wishes

David P


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Organ tuition / Scholarship to study in Fribourg.
« on: February 19, 2020, 01:18:28 PM »
Thanks to http://orgue-libre.bbactif.com/forum

Following the statutory aims that provide promotion of the Historical Organs Heritage in the Fribourg region and the encouragement of young people in organ studies, the Fondation Académie d’Orgue de Fribourg is offering a scholarship for organ studies at Fribourg University of Music (HEMU - Site de Fribourg - www .hemu.ch) for the Academic Year 2020/21.

Application procedure:
• Please complete the enclosed application form which should be sent with your CV and a covering letter, copy of academic degrees, copy of ID and three letters of recommendation to Académie d’Orgue de Fribourg, Rue des Alpes 7, CH 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland or by mail to: info@academieorgue.ch
• Please apply for admission at HEMU - Site de Fribourg: info@hemu-cl.ch - www.hemu.ch (Entrance exam: April 6, 2020)
• Closing date for applications: March 1, 2020.

Condition for eligibility is to have been admitted at the HEMU- Site de Fribourg (Fribourg University of Music - www.hemu.ch) for the academic year 2020/21 in one of the following degrees: Bachelor, Master, Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).

For further information please contact: info@academieorgue.ch

Scholarship Amount: 5000 CHF/year. The successful candidate will also be invited to play a concert.
www.academieorgue.ch

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Electronic Organs / Re: The end of the road for the Hauptwerk monopoly
« on: February 07, 2020, 01:55:17 PM »
Dear Ian

Thanks so much both for your encouragement, help, and link which is really appreciated.

However, the apparent don't-care attitude of MDA hasn't won them universal admiration and encouragement of competing systems might be cause for them to change in a better direction. Hauptwerk has had some 8 years or so of support from prime first-page linking from this forum, without apparently an ounce of gratitude or recognition. In contrast the suppliers of the competing softwares are extremely genial and perhaps MDA might appreciate the value of such in the future.

The new customer service manager certainly has some work to do and perhaps his employment is at least a start.

Best wishes and many thanks,

David P

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Electronic Organs / Re: The end of the road for the Hauptwerk monopoly
« on: February 06, 2020, 09:53:27 PM »
Your problem with version 4.1 / 4.2 is easy to solve. If you have a version 4 dongle, you simply download the newer version.
http://www.downloadhauptwerk.com/win

In insertion of my name and email address and clicking on the appropriate upgrade button, the Submit does nothing but take me back to the home page.

Perhaps it might be easy to see why it might not be difficult to be disillusioned with the Hauptwerk service. MDA's new customer service manager will have some convincing to do.

Best wishes

David P

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