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    Re: which are your favourite organ stops?



    if I had to choose but one stop it would be a Gedeckt 8'.

    I really enjoy a lieblich gedeckt 16' on the manuals where they are available,


    followed by any celeste

    i was out at the Reuter Organ Factory in March and they were voicing a Gemshorn 8' that was just heavenly.


    so:

    in order:

    Gedeckts 8' & 16'
    Any Celeste'
    Gemshorn 8'







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          Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

          Well, I just am awed by a 64 foot bombarde. Although rare, and almost useless, it is just plain fun, like God is breathing into the room. I like antiphonal trumpets. It almost makes it sound like the gallary organ, and the trumpet, are talkiing to each other, since they are on opposite sides of the room. I love a good oboe, there are so many interesting things you can do with them.

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            #6
            Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

            Well of course the E Power Biggs crowd is going to say Principals and Flutes.

            But the Virgil Fox crowd will go with Chimes, Harp, a few strings, Vox Humana, and 32' Bourdon.

            Of course you still need some foundation stops, such as French Horn, English Horn, Tuba Mirabilis.

            Don't laugh, My Dickinson organ method book says that if you don't have enough Diapasons, just couple down the French Horn.

            Oh, and LifeWithLoopy, there is a 64 foot Dulzian On the Midmer-Losh at Atlantic City Convention Hall. I never got to hear it, but it is my understanding that it is a very useful and solid underpinning of the Pedal organ, which contains ten 32 foot stops. What is even more fun is that it plays on the Great manual as well! Well, the stop is 32' Dulzian, but with the 7 octave keyboard it winds up playing the 64' pipes in the bottom octave. Money is being raised for the rebuild, hopefully it will happen in my lifetime.

            My most favorite trumpet stop is the State Trumpet at St. John the Divine in New York. It too is presently inoperative, but the organ is being rebuiilt over the next couple of years so there is hope in hearing that one again.

            Cheers.

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              #7
              Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

              A good prinzipal 8'. And I mean a good one that on it's own can do a work justice.
              Then a Rohrflute 8' (or 4'). Always nice singing voice.
              And a krumhorn 8', one of the raw kind. Repulsive and cammanding attention at the same time.

              > there is a 64 foot Dulzian On the Midmer-Losh at Atlantic City Convention Hall. I never got to hear it

              Doesn't surprise me...17Hz and a bit is not exactly much audible sound

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                Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

                It changes all the time, but right now my obsession is a close tie between an 8' Montre, and a 4' Prestant...plus, together, they are generally enough to play at a church and sound great. Plein Jeus are a lot of fun too....as for pedal stops, it will have to be a 16' principal...but that's probably just because the organ I usually play on doesn't have one (the letourneau that is) and the Rodgers at church....has one, but since it's underamplified it doesn't count. Even in "unenclosed mode", you can hardly hear the lower 7 notes with that lone stop.

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                  Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

                  I like a good 16 foot pedal reed. It gives the music a good amount of oomph, without being too loud, or obvious. I hope that they do something with that Midmer-Losh organ. I would want to play some of those ranks voiced on 100 inches of wind pressure, yeesh!!!

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                    Re: 64 foot dulzian

                    Actually havoc the low c of a 32 foot anything is about 16 Hz. Low c of the 64 foot is about 8 Hz.
                    No, you don't hear it by itself, it just rattles, at least in the recordings.
                    But according to friends, when you bring it on with all those 32 foots, it helps tie it all together.

                    And M1994, I used to work for Rodgers Organs. There is no excuse for a weak 16 foot principal.
                    They should fix that for free I would think. I know I would. Well I guess if the church didn't want to spend the money on adequate speakers, there isn't much you can do. But when I was selling organs I would always push for adequate amplifiers and speakers first and then the largest console possible with what's left. So often they sell the console and don't leave enough for the speakers and installation expenses.

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                      Re: 64 foot dulzian

                      For the Romantic and impressionist repetoire that I love, A deep throated Vox Humana coupled at 16, 8, and 4 brings tears to my eyes (eg. at the end of "The Lost Chord). Also a 8' horn diapason in solo passages.

                      Lee

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                          Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

                          > Actually havoc the low c of a 32 foot anything is about 16 Hz. Low c of the 64 foot is about 8 Hz.

                          Indeed. A bit too fast to reply.

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                            Yeah, my church bought this thing from a piano store....that doesn't exist anymore, and it's hooked up all wrong using the amp designed for it's internal speakers to power the externals...apparently the speakers themselves are good (I've been told by people who know about these things) but it's just underamplified.

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                              #15
                              Re: which are your favourite organ stops?

                              It sounds like you could be sharing chanels as well. Just to check that each output has its own amp and speaker could make a big difference, and let you hear what you have not heard before. Just a thought.

                              Lee

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