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  • #46
    I added Haverhill OIC extended and re-added Hereford to my fleet (he offered way too good of a deal for me to pass on). I might part ways with either Armley or Hereford after playing through all 3 of my purchased sets this week.

    Philip
    [B]"I play the notes as they are written (well, I try), but it is God who makes the music." [/B]- Johann Sebastian Bach
    Organs I Play:
    - Home: VPO Compiled from Allen 2110 parts
    - Church: M.P. Moller 1951 (Relocated 2015) 3 manual, 56 stop, 38 ranks (Opus 8152)

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    • #47
      I use all of these. I love the Hereford - every stop is beautiful. It's a little bit too resonant for me to use all the time. Armley is very good, though I didn't like it much at first: I can't see the point of the Echo organ as there's already a plethora of soft flue stops - but a dearth of solo stops. I only have the single channel version which suits me: the chancel perspective is just right. I prefer the original sample set to the extended one - I only use the latter if I need a solo reed. Haverhill is good; though the individual stops are not particularly distinguished they work well together and the acoustic is good for practice.

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      • #48
        Thanks to John Kinkennon I was able to pick up a third manual for my VPO setup. If you are ever in the Vancouver, WA area, you should go by and see John - his garage is full of some of the most amazing things!

        Philip
        [B]"I play the notes as they are written (well, I try), but it is God who makes the music." [/B]- Johann Sebastian Bach
        Organs I Play:
        - Home: VPO Compiled from Allen 2110 parts
        - Church: M.P. Moller 1951 (Relocated 2015) 3 manual, 56 stop, 38 ranks (Opus 8152)

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        • #49
          I thought maybe somebody would be interested to hear that my 3rd manual is almost setup and my job as interim music director is official (4 Masses a weekend, woohoo!)
          [B]"I play the notes as they are written (well, I try), but it is God who makes the music." [/B]- Johann Sebastian Bach
          Organs I Play:
          - Home: VPO Compiled from Allen 2110 parts
          - Church: M.P. Moller 1951 (Relocated 2015) 3 manual, 56 stop, 38 ranks (Opus 8152)

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          • SchnarrHorn
            SchnarrHorn commented
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            Philip,
            Congrats on your music director job. While I am interested to hear the news of your 3rd manual being almost setup, I'd much rather hear another one of your recordings posted using the new setup!! ;-)

            George

          • Aduragbemi
            Aduragbemi commented
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            I'm happy to hear that! I just can't wait to see pictures and hear your recordings. Congratulations!!

        • #50
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          (I am using my touchscreens until I can figure out how to arrange my lighted buttons.)
          [B]"I play the notes as they are written (well, I try), but it is God who makes the music." [/B]- Johann Sebastian Bach
          Organs I Play:
          - Home: VPO Compiled from Allen 2110 parts
          - Church: M.P. Moller 1951 (Relocated 2015) 3 manual, 56 stop, 38 ranks (Opus 8152)

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          • #51
            Recording of Bach's (yes, it's his until proven otherwise) "Little" Prelude and Fugue in G minor (played a little fast on the Haverhill OIC Extended organ).

            https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Olw...ew?usp=sharing

            Philip
            [B]"I play the notes as they are written (well, I try), but it is God who makes the music." [/B]- Johann Sebastian Bach
            Organs I Play:
            - Home: VPO Compiled from Allen 2110 parts
            - Church: M.P. Moller 1951 (Relocated 2015) 3 manual, 56 stop, 38 ranks (Opus 8152)

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            • Larason2
              Larason2 commented
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              Haha, fair enough! There aren’t as many pure romantic interpretations of Bach these days, and while many wouldn’t agree, I think it’s a legitimate style. Personally I prefer a blend of Baroque and Romantic takes on Bach, and I think Marie-Claire Alain encapsulates that the best. I’ve heard from others that Haverhill is an underrated organ, and I’m glad you’ve found one to your taste!

            • SchnarrHorn
              SchnarrHorn commented
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              Philip,
              Very nice!! What, are you playing from the Straube edition?? hahaha But the big question - were you using the new 3rd manual? hahahaha

              Seriously though, I like both Romantic and Baroque interpretations of Bach. His music transcends. You make the little g minor sound very grand!

              E. Power Biggs was always adamant that the little 8 were by J.S.

              George

            • Philip Powell
              Philip Powell commented
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              George,
              Yes I played it on the new third manual!
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