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    Chicago Barton Question.

    I finally got a hold of the Barton Chicago spec and i was baffled by something.

    In the ensemble rank list it calls for Light Reeds, heavy diapasons, light diapasons heavy reeds, heavy strings, light strings. Does anyone have a clue as to what this means?

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    Generally, light reeds are the color reeds like orchestral oboe, oboe horn, & clarinet. Vox humana might be included, too. Heavy diapasons would be diaphonic diapasons; light diapasons, the horn diapason and open diapason. Heavy strings are solo strings, and probably gamba. Light strings are salicional, maybe Viol d' Orchestra. Heavy reeds are post horn and harmonic tuba (ophecleide). Brass trumpet would be heavy, but a mild trumpet would be lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Generally, light reeds are the color reeds like orchestral oboe, oboe horn, & clarinet. Vox humana might be included, too. Heavy diapasons would be diaphonic diapasons; light diapasons, the horn diapason and open diapason. Heavy strings are solo strings, and probably gamba. Light strings are salicional, maybe Viol d' Orchestra. Heavy reeds are post horn and harmonic tuba (ophecleide). Brass trumpet would be heavy, but a mild trumpet would be lighter.
    Thanks I found out in later reading that the stops were for simplifying playing the 50 rank organ. But thanks for the clarification.

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