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  • #46
    WTF ?!

    " . . . the fact the OHS database cannot be corrected once the erroneous information has been discovered."

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Menschenstimme View Post
      WTF ?!

      " . . . the fact the OHS database cannot be corrected once the erroneous information has been discovered."
      Because the website does not allow live editing, it becomes quite a process to contact the site owner and provide/verify the correct information. That was my point.

      Michael
      Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
      • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
      • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
      • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 6 Pianos

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      • #48
        Angels and ministers of grace defend us! SIGH!!

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        • #49
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          • #50
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ID:	599418Here you go, I can't take all the credit as I only get to sub on the organ, but it is my regular church. And it is still a work in progress!

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            • #51
              Originally posted by andijah View Post


              Here's a picture of my small but enjoyable instrument. I still need to clear all the clutter on top, but since there's not much space around the organ, people tend to keep the area rather tidy. We're currently only three organists anyway.
              I am building a very small organ for my bedroom, one with four stops (Prinzipal 4', Gedackt 8', Hoboe Regal 8', Lieblich Gedackt 16'), 61 note compass and pedals, optional pedal coupler. this organ looks like a wonderful instrument to play and I can understand why you love playing it so much! big organs can sometimes seem to swamp you with stops that you don't know what to do with, but a a good small organ with well chosen stops can give you one of the best playing experiences ever. I have to say, I'm slightly jealous

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              • #52
                I recently had the pleasure of playing the Hill & Son grand organ at the Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda, South Australia. The organ was originally built for the Adelaide Town Hall, where it stood for about a hundred years. Over that time more stops were added as well as a new solo division and fourth manual, and in the 80's it was painted with a thick coat of white paint, presumably with the intention of modernizing it. By 1988 however, it was decided that a new organ was needed, mainly because the hill organ was tonally unsatisfactory after an enlargement in 1970, as well a being mechanically deficient. A new organ was ordered and the hill instrument disassembled. It was bought by the Barossa Regional Council to be installed in the Soldiers Memorial Hall, which later became the Barossa Regional Gallery. Over the next twenty years, the instrument was restored to it's former glory, including the hand pumping bellows, so the it can truly be played as it was originally (it does have a blower, but some people like to experience the burning arms and heavy sweating that comes with trying to provide a 2,260 pipe organ with wind).

                The stoplist of the restored organ:

                GREAT
                Double Open Diapason 16'
                Open Diapason 8'
                Open Diapason No. 2 8'
                Stopped Diapason 8'
                Principal 4'
                Harmonic Flute 4'
                Twelfth 3'
                Fifteenth 2'
                Full Mixture 3 ranks
                Sharp Mixture 2 ranks
                Posaune 8'
                Clarion 4'
                Swell to Great Sub Octave
                Swell to Great
                Swell to Great Octave


                SWELL
                Lieblich Bourdon 16'
                Open Diapason 8'
                Hohl Flute 8'
                Pierced Gamba 8'
                Principal 4'
                Rohr Flute 4'
                Fifteenth 2'
                Mixture 3 ranks

                Double Trumpet 16'
                Cornopean 8'
                Oboe 8'
                Clarion 4'

                CHOIR PEDAL 30 notes
                Double Open Diapason 32'
                Open Diapason 16'
                Bourdon 16'
                Violoncello 8'
                Trombone 16'
                Great to Pedal
                Swell to Pedal
                Choir to Pedal

















                And here is a video of me actually playing the organ:
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFn0m1aSLG8
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                • #53
                  I don't have a photograph on me, but when I was playing at Keble College, Oxford (4-manual Tickell, tracker action and very resonant acoustic), I found an unopened bottle of vodka in the loft.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by O'Carolan View Post
                    I don't have a photograph on me, but when I was playing at Keble College, Oxford (4-manual Tickell, tracker action and very resonant acoustic), I found an unopened bottle of vodka in the loft.
                    The English organists certainly know how to live it up a bit!!!
                    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                    • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 6 Pianos

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                    • #55
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                      1948 MP Miller. One of the four that I play on occasionally.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by andijah View Post
                        Our church was built in 1909 and the organ came from Darmstadt, which is 40 kilometres south of Frankfurt, where it had served in a chapel in the local jail.

                        The organ has a 27 key pedal board (two octaves plus another c# and d) and a permanent pedal coupler. The stops for the manual are 4' Principal, 4' Flute, 8' Salicional and 8' Gedackt. And we're very proud to have a 16' Subbass (which only sounds with the pedals).
                        It's been a while, but today I found out that our tiny organ was built by Heinrich Keller, an organ builder from the Darmstadt area south of Frankfurt, in 1858. This means that we can have a nice celebration next year and I'll try and organise a few recitals.

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                        • #57
                          Hi Davery,

                          I grew up playing an organ similar to that in a Southern Baptist church in a very small town in Southern Illinois. It was a Moller built in 1948 also. However, it only had four general pistons. It was a five rank unit instrument and so was pretty limited. But, each rank was really beautifully voiced. The diapason had a beautiful singing sound, not too bright and not at all tubby.

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                          • #58
                            Here's a picture one of the others I play this is a hybrid electronic and pipe organ from a small church I play at every other Sunday.
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                            • #59
                              I think this thread needs an update

                              Yesterday I played the organ in a village church about 7 miles away. Since I hadn't played there before and didn't know what to expect, I had prepared manualiter pieces for the beginning and the end of the service. It turned out that the organ had a 25 note pedalboard and one manual with an interesting selection of stops. However, it wasn't possible to change the stops for the pedals without doing an artistic thing or getting up from the bench. Pictures attached.
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                              I couldn't take pictures of the other organ I played in the afternoon - no smartphones or mobile phones allowed and I forgot to take a normal camera. The church where this organ stands is part of the local jail now and not easily accessible.

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                                Organs I play regularly:
                                -Estey Opus 3103, II/8 (1938)
                                -Schantz Opus 2145/2224, IV/86 (1998-2002)

                                For a list of other organs I've played, see my bio.

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                                • tbeck
                                  tbeck commented
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                                  I don't see anything in his signature.

                                • St Josaphat
                                  St Josaphat commented
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                                  -Estey Opus 3103, II/8 (1938)
                                  -Schantz Opus 2145/2224, IV/86 (1998-2002)

                                  Yes, it does make quite a change going between them, but it's fun practicing on the Schantz, so many options for registration, but for playing masses, I'm happy with the Estey. It was also redone by Elsener in around 2011 I think.

                                • myorgan
                                  myorgan commented
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                                  Originally posted by tbeck
                                  I don't see anything in his signature.
                                  @tbeck, That's odd. It must be a setting one can turn on or off. Let me see if I can find out where it's done.

                                  Michael
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