07-23-2009, 07:25 PM
sorry. didn't read the rules.
07-25-2009, 01:34 PM
Wowaweya. My kind of stop list for sure.</P>
BIG Stops!!!! Lots of 32's and a 64' thats the way i like it! And many fraction stops. I like it. </P>
What I say, when that lottery ticket comes, BUILD it! I would surely cross country to play it. </P>
Quinte Bombard.. now thats different! haha. I want one.</P>
That organ sure could sing. Wow. What would that be 150 ranks? 25,000 pipes?</P>
07-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Hi grand choeur,
I do hate to rain on your parade, but I think it appropriate to point out that this specification does not conform to the guidelines for posting organ specs. First, it is neither an existing organ nor an "in progress" organ. Second, it blows the 1000px vertical guideline out of the water.
Now, hopefully, this can still result in an educational experience. Real organs are constrained by many factors such as time, cost, space, and the attitudes, preconceptions, and tastes of members of an organ selection committee. At first glance, your organ appears to be "another-one-of-everything" organ. It's really hard to critique these organs because there is often nothing to critique. You say you want this organ to play French baroque and French romantic music. Well, if any organist can't generally make those pieces work on this organ (assuming it's well voiced and balanced) then the problem most likely lies with the organist, not the organ.
Let's say I did jump onto the bandwagon and offered my advice. I find it odd that this mega organ with a solo, bombarde, and floating string division has only the standard four 8' Cavaille-Coll fonds in the great. Seems strictly french-romantic to me. But then again, you might have those baroque voices covered in the Positif. I digress because as soon as I do start recommending changes, they can simply just be tacked onto the stoplist without consideration to any of the factors listed in the beginning of my post, am I right?
Perhaps a more educational undertaking would be to pretend that you have $1 million dollars to build a 50 stop organ, and then try to make an organ that will effectively play French baroque and French romantic music. Just my $0.02.
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