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Electronic Organs / Re: New toy
« Last post by JBR on June 25, 2019, 11:05:32 PM »
Several different voicing options; several temperaments!  Yes, a very interesting 'toy' indeed.
If I could afford one, I'd love to have one of those!
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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
« Last post by David Pinnegar 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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Electronic Organs / Re: New toy
« Last post by revtonynewnham on June 25, 2019, 10:24:44 AM »
Hi

It coped well on Sunday.  I even managed the Karg-Elart "Nun Danket Alle Gott" on it (church anniversary service).  I stuck to the English voicing set for hymns, but used the "Classical" setting for the Karg.  There's also Baroque & Romantic (the latter supposedly French influenced).  I need time to explore all the options, and sort out a bit of revoicing.  There's also a whole range of different temperaments available, and the keyboard & pedals can also be set to provide various formats of short octave (not seen that on an electronic before).  At some point I'll make some recordings & put them up on You Tube.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Brilliant Henry Willis organ on ebay
« Last post by David Pinnegar on June 23, 2019, 12:28:16 AM »
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
« Last post by David Pinnegar on June 20, 2019, 01:28:25 PM »
Many congratulations

Looks interesting

Best wishes

David P
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Electronic Organs / New toy
« Last post by revtonynewnham on June 14, 2019, 07:48:15 AM »
Hi

As some of you know, I've been looking for a new digital organ to use at church.  It's now arrived - and is new!  Thanks to my good friends at Promenade Music, who have recently taken on distributorship of the range, I have a Content 224 Compact in oak.  I like the styling - and it's portable (well, transportable) so I can use it elsewhere if I need to.  Reasonable 2mp stop list, plus MIDI if I want to add other sounds in the future.  David will be interested to know that it has a range of different temperaments on board, plus 4 organ styles.  Now all I need to is time to get used to it.  I'll be using on Sunday.  Pictures on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tony.newnham.16 or, of course, the Promenade Music or Content Organs web sites.

Yes, I would prefer a pipe organ, but cost, size, and the need to be able to use the organ with other instruments (and a building that sees a pretty wide temperature range, even with the heating on) make it a non-starter.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Hi

He has a fantastic technique  - but does the music communicate?  I'm far from convinced by his excessive tempos.  His playing comes across as "listen to how brilliant my playing is" rather than "listen to the music".  I've come across other players in the same vein - and it can and does alienate some people from the organ.

I gave up on the video quite early - I'd rather listen to the music than a voice-over in a foreign language.  Maybe I missed something more encouraging later in it?

Every Blessing

Tony
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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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