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    Our Newly Rebuilt Organ

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    #2
    Here is a more detailed version of the specification:


    Analysis:
    Great:
    8' Open Diapason 61 Pipes Johnson Op. 741, 1-17 Tellers facade
    8' Melodia 61 Pipes Johnson Op. 741
    8' Dulciana 61 Pipes Johnson Op. 741, 1-7 Tellers
    4' Octave 61 Pipes Johnson Op. 741
    4' Flute 12 Pipes from Melodia
    2' Super Octave 12 Pipes from Swell Piccolo
    III Mixture 183 Pipes, Supply house
    8' Fagotto 61 Pipes, E.M. Skinner Flugelhorn
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    Swell to Great 16'
    Swell to Great 8'
    Swell to Great 4'
    MIDI

    Swell:
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt 12 Pipes from St. Diapason, 1-12 Tellers, else Johnson Op. 741
    8' Geigen 61 Pipes, Johnson 741, 1-8 Tellers Facade
    8' Stopped Diapason 61 Pipes, Johnson 741
    8' Salicional 61 Pipes, Johnson 741
    8' Celeste 49 Pipes, Johnson 741
    4' Geigen Octave 12 Pipes from 8'
    4' Flute Harmonic 61 Pipes, Johnson 741
    2' Piccolo 12 Pipes from St. Diapason
    8' Labial Oboe 49 Pipes, Estey, 1-12 from Salicional
    Tremulant
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    Swell 16'
    Swell Unison Off
    Swell 4'
    MIDI

    Pedal:
    16' Bourdon 32 Pipes, Tellers
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt Swell, Johnson 741, 1-12 Tellers
    8' Open Diapason from Great
    8' Flute from Bourdon (12 pipes, Moller)
    4' Octave Great
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    Great to Pedal 8'
    Swell to Pedal 8'
    MIDI

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      #3
      that looks REALLY nice!

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        #4
        I always felt that if you have a rose window like that, that the organ casing should be split so as to sit either side of it and have the pipes facing the sanctuary. Have the great + pedal division on one side and the swell division on the other (and making use of the metal diapason pipes for the facade). I don't really like having organs facing across the choir loft.

        Taking a look at the stop list, its looks like you've got a nice variety of sounds to play with, and this would be a magnificent instrument to play.
        Martin Hartley
        Choral Scholar at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta, Australia
        Student at Campion College, Australia
        Assistant Organist at St Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, Merrylands, Australia

        The Novice Organist: http://noviceorganist.blogspot.com.au

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          #5
          Originally posted by NYCFarmboy View Post
          that looks REALLY nice!
          Thank you very much! It really is a blast to play. For a small organ, it's quite versatile- especially with the Allen Ensemble division (though some organistas have scoffed at that.) If you are ever in the Buffalo area, come check it out!

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            #6
            Originally posted by hartleymartin View Post
            I always felt that if you have a rose window like that, that the organ casing should be split so as to sit either side of it and have the pipes facing the sanctuary. Have the great + pedal division on one side and the swell division on the other (and making use of the metal diapason pipes for the facade). I don't really like having organs facing across the choir loft.

            Taking a look at the stop list, its looks like you've got a nice variety of sounds to play with, and this would be a magnificent instrument to play.
            I agree with you about the window. There are actually many organs here in the Buffalo area where this has been done. However, it appears as if the Church elected not to do that with this project. Unfortunately, I took the job in February, just before the reinstallation begun, so that change could not be made at that time. It's a shame that it is in this arrangement, because the case is quite nice. It was all restored. The facade pipes have been repaired and refinished. The facade is original Tellers, and they were known for exceptional case work. In fact, I feel it would be a great arrangement to have this organ in a divided case. Maybe someday!

            Yes, it certainly has a nice variety of the "English American" sounds. It is voiced extraordinarily well for the building, and it has a nice shimmering round sound to it. I really enjoy getting to play it.

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              #7
              It might be interesting to note that ALL of the stained glass windows in this building are fantastic. And of those fantastic windows, the rose window is by far the least impressive. I feel that it was installed with the thought in mind that it was always meant to be covered by an organ. I wish I knew whose idea that was!

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