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    Which lucky church gets to play on this beautiful instrument?????</p>

    http://www.allenorgan.com/organoftheweek/go/index.html#</p>

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    Notice in one picture in the pedal section it has a Harpsichord 16' stop!</p>

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    Very nice!</p>

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    Interesting. What I find most interesting is that one of the voicings emulates none other than Schlicker? I guess I wasn't aware they had a tonal style of their own that was so unique it warranted emulation.</P>


    Anyone have any ideas why this is? It's kinda like emulating Cassavant Frérès, Möller, or Holtkamp, etc.</P>


    Michael</P>
    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)
    • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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      A few years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in a meeting of a church organ committee with Fritz Noack. Noack spokeof his admiration for Hermann Schlicker's work; no one else had even mentioned the name! I'd say it's avalid style, especially appropriate to the music of the late Paul Manz and David N. Johnson, who both favored Schlicker. (If it says "Trompeta-Real" in the score you know the composer was a Schlicker fan.)</P>


      The original "samples" for the first Allen digital organs were claimed to be from North American, but not USA, builders. I assumed that meant Casavant, mostly by Lawrence Phelps. One of the best-sounding instruments I've ever played is a II/23 1962 Casavant. The specification was drawn by Lawrence Phelps. According to legend, the church architects flew back east to meet Phelps; also it isbelieved that Phelps was personally involved with the voicing because it was the first Casavant in the region. And don't get me going on the radically different, but well-executed Casavant work by Stephen Stoot. I'd say there are several Casavant styles worthy of emulation.</P>


      And others would say the same for Ernest White and Richard Whitelegg at Moeller.</P>


      The Holtkamporgans at the Cleveland Art Museum and Syracuse University ought to speak for themselves.</P>

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        Is anyone going to answer the original question? (I'm listening to "Pipe Dreams" right now--music of Thanksgiving.)</P>


        David</P>

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          The lucky church is...(drumroll).......The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe, California. According to their web site, "the new organ will be a combination of the original 3 manual Austin pipe organ, an all new unenclosed Great division and 87 digital stops. It will be installed in an all new Sanctuary scheduled to be ready by Easter."</P>


          http://www.villagechurch.org/index.html</P>
          Rick B.

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            The "Organ of the Week"appears to have changed. The current instrument does not match the description in the church's web site.</P>


            David</P>

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              I wonder if the Great division is Allen or Austin or OSI or someone else entirely! The context makes it look like Austin came and added a new Great. Austin is not part of APOBA so they could do/contribute to hybrids in theory....

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                Re: Who is the lucky church?

                I found the instrument of note this Thread at the Allen Organ Company feature archive under "Heritage H487C pipe and digital combination instrument scheduled for installation at Rancho Santa Fe, California." Allen updates the Organ of the Week page every seven days; as of 30 November 2009, the H487C has been replaced as feature organ by a CF-40 Chapel series instrument scheduled for Minnesota.

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                  Re: Who is the lucky church?

                  Lucky???? Well thats subjective now isn't it?

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