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    Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church



    http://www.reuter822.com/fumcmariettaga/detail.html

    this organ is in Jay Mitchell's care in Marietta....he was kind enough to allow me to stop by to briefly record and photograph it on Monday, thanks Jay!

    There is a little video clip of Jay demo'ing some of the stops on that page.

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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church



    Great job on the pictures, audio and video John!!! Great playing Jay.



    Sorry I couldn't meet you guys for lunch that day but I was up in Cartersville installing another Reuter (rebuilt and expanded)



    Thanks for sharing.


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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church

    Hi Don! we had a great time, looking forward to recording and photographing more organs down there...especially any Reuter's so keep me informed on that one in Cartersville! That is a short stop for me on my way back to Indiana from Atlanta!

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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church

    Sign me up for one of those[] I gotta get me one... Now about the house...

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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church



    Well, it's a very nice instrument. The pipes appear to be in excellent shape and very clean. And it sounds very good. Looking at the Stop List, my first impression was that the Great might be somewhat overpowered by the Pedal--I think I might have expected another 8' or possibly a 16' in the Great. However, the sound does seem full.




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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church



    [quote user="davidecasteel"]Looking at the Stop List, my first impression was that the Great might be somewhat overpowered by the Pedal--I think I might have expected another 8' or possibly a 16' in the Great.[/quote]




    I get the strong feeling that that is an 'extended' pedal - maybe as few as three ranks. So it doesn't surprise me that the Great/Pedal balance is OK.


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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church



    Hi Guys. This is typical Reuter of it's size in 1967. Only unusual part in pedal is that the Principals are independent, rather than a unitized 16 - 8 - 4. The other pedal stops are (Swell) 16' Bourdon, 56 pipes....and (Swell) 16' Rohrflote, 44 pipes.




    The VI Harmonics is taken from the three pedal Principals. You are right under it when listening to the recording. A few feet further away, the Harmonics do a nice job in this particular acoustic. This is one of Reuter's best sounding organs in the Atlanta area. Every professional I bring to this organ comes away with warm fuzzies.




    The Great and the Choir do not have a 16' manual stop. Only the Swell. For this size organ, in this time period, that was the way Reuter did things. The tonal design was by Franklin Mitchell. This is not your typical small scaled, Neo-baroque instrument of the period. It's generously scaled for the room, and the mixtures are fairly fat; typical of Mitchell's work.


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    Morning Jay...........Am I dreaming this or am I drinking too much? Why did I think my console that came from that Church was replaced by a 4 manual?



    Please tell me I'm just dreaming (I don't want to give up drinking[D])


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    [quote user="Jay999"]Every professional I bring to this organ comes away with warm fuzzies.[/quote]




    Can't have enough of that! [][B]




    (Jay, I've sent you a PM...)


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    Re: Marietta, GA, Reuter organ at First United Methodist Church



    Hi Don. Four Manual? Nah. I had a long talk and two or three cups of coffee discussing a four manual. But our organist said three was good enough for her. She's been there for 20 years now, and it looks like she'll be there for twenty more. She does a fine job, and I'm proud to have such good music pouring fourth every Sunday. Regards the three manual; if you look at the jambs, you'll see that I prepared plenty of room to expand the instrument. The present knobs are only filling about half the space on the jambs. And that was the enlargement that I had planned, and talked about to quite a few folks at the time you bought your console. Perhaps I left you with the impression that it was being expanded with another manual, as well as more stops.




    Regards that drink, I enjoy a couple of Gin Tonics, or Tom Collins (which practically no bartenders know how to make anymore). There's a joke that goes around German organmen....only an organbuilder can really understand it....but all you guys on this Forum have probably been around enough organ legacy and legends to know this, and appreciate it....




    "Two (German) organbuilders were walking down the street one day. Theyhappened upon a beer garden......"




    ......and that's the joke!




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