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Restoring pipe organs / Re: Pedal Acoustic Bass 32
« Last post by pcnd5584 on July 29, 2019, 09:59:11 AM »
The instrument at Wimborne Minster has no 32ft. register at all. It is necessary to resort to subterfuge to obtain any type of 32ft. effect. One such (perhaps surprisingly) was - for a piece which ended quietly in A major - Pedal Bourdon, play low A, and the C# below, with no couplers, and under the Swell strings, box mostly closed. The same was true in B-flat major, except that one would play the D below, and low B-flat.

Another possibility, for rather louder effects, was to use full Swell (without the Mixture), coupled to G.O. 16ft., 8ft. and 4ft. flues (without Open Diapason I), with Pedal full 16ft. and 8ft. flues (coupled), and then play the first few harmonics of 32ft. on the Positive Gedeckt (8ft.), but without Swell to Positive. This worked surprisingly well in C major, E-flat major, F major, G major and A major.
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The date is too early.  Prosser was in business from about 1844-1883.  I believe he was an ex-Bevington man -certainly his organs have a Bevington look about them, apart from the milled edges on the metal pipes which are common on Bevingtons because of the firm's particular type of casting bench.

Apart from working under his own name, Prosser supplied organs for Chappell & Company, the music publishers.  Ashbocking, Suffolk, is an example, and there is an identical example at St. Paul's, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
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Questions of Temperament / Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Last post by david515mi on July 25, 2019, 12:43:44 PM »
Fascinating; thanks!
David
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Questions of Temperament / Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Last post by David Pinnegar 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
« Last post by david515mi on July 24, 2019, 10:01:18 PM »
That makes sense. Thanks!
David
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Questions of Temperament / Re: Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Last post by David Pinnegar 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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Questions of Temperament / Mid- 19th Century Italian temperament
« Last post by david515mi on July 24, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
Any thoughts on what temperaments might have been most common on mid- 19th century Italian organs (eg Serassi)?

Thanks,
David
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Organs in danger / Re: Free Complete Dismantled Organ
« Last post by David Pinnegar 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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Organs in danger / Free Complete Dismantled Organ
« Last post by Angusc on July 10, 2019, 08:32:11 AM »
I carefully dismantled and removed the pipe organ from Mackie Academy hall a couple of years ago. It had hardly been played, has 3 manuals, full concave pedal board etc. I have all metal and wood pipes, air boxes, circuit boards etc. Small pipes carefully wrapped. Stored in dry house garage. Space now needed so free to anyone who wants it. Located near Aberdeen, Scotland.
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