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    I just found this website today. It has pictures of some of the most unusual and even grotesque looking consoles I have ever seen. Interesting to see the Wanamaker organ is ranked as the number one largest, even though the AC organ has more pipes. The ranking is obviously done by ranks, not pipes.







    http://www.die-orgelseite.de/orgelliste_e.htm







    Enjoy!




    Bill


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    Awesome website!

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      Great website, Bill. Many thanks- I'm sure we will be having fun with it.

      The UK doesn't make its debut on the list until #31, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

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        [quote user="Jason E"]Great website, Bill. Many thanks- I'm sure we will be having fun with it.

        The UK doesn't make its debut on the list until #31, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

        [/quote]




        Although I made mention of some unusual looking organs, check out the pics for number 5. Breathtakingly gorgeous!!! 13 and 19 are beautiful, too.







        Bill




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          Wow, there are indeed some unusual looking organs on that site, and some gorgeous ones. There are also some great shots of the Crystal Cathedral I'd never seen before.

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            I've got to say, this is probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!


            http://www.die-orgelseite.de/pict/E_...a_Catedral.jpg

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              [quote user="Orgrinder010"]I've got to say, this is probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!! http://www.die-orgelseite.de/pict/E_...a_Catedral.jpg [/quote]




              Imagine seeing some of these places in person.

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                http://www.die-orgelseite.de/orgelliste_e.htm




                [quote user="radagast"] Imagine seeing some of these places in person.[/quote]

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                  [/quote]
                  Aw thanks soubasse32, not including all the British organs I would love to play (St. Paul's, Liverpool Anglican, Hereford, Ely, King's College, Norwich to name a few), you've played a French organ that is at the top of my want list. [:'(] in my [B]

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                    Jason,




                    I've played it ona number ofoccasions, but save those tears...




                    It is the epitome of 'neoclassical' - emphasison "neo". Think what you will.




                    Also,one has the feeling of being imprisoned within the Positif - with the mixtures a few inches away from one's eardrums.




                    The only way to hear the balance of the entire organ is through headphones. Might as well listen to a recording. [:(]




                    That, plus it is very disconcerting to deal with the time lag via the headphones.




                    Oh and one more thing - those headphones have been used by many, many people. [+o(]




                    Other than that (ha!) it is a thrilling experience, and a beautiful place.

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                      [quote user="Jason E"]Great website, Bill. Many thanks- I'm sure we will be having fun with it.

                      The UK doesn't make its debut on the list until #31, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

                      [/quote]







                      We need another huge organ somewhere. The Royal Albert Hall in London was the biggest in the world at one time, but not any more :(

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                        [quote user="soubasse32"]


                        http://www.die-orgelseite.de/orgelliste_e.htm




                        [quote user="radagast"] Imagine seeing some of these places in person.[/quote][/quote]







                        Wow, what a list! You have been quite busy in your life. I see two of my favorites on your list; the Cavaille-Coll organs at St. Denis and St. Sulpice.Do they soundas stunningly beautiful in person as theydo on the recordings I've heard?




                        Bill

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                          Mais oui! (yes!)[:)]




                          If you love European organs (or any organ on a recording) - you must do your best to go and hear it in person. You will be amply rewarded.




                          Don't get me started on organs that I have heard, but not played![:D]

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                            [quote user="radagast"]

                            Wow, what a list! You have been quite busy in your life.

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                            Yes, wasn't it? It was all I could do to keep from going into a terminal blush.

                            I will add that two of the UK organs on the list, St. Paul's in London and Liverpool Anglican, are overwhelming to hear live. Certainly you have heard them via recordings- but they only suggest what an experience they are live.

                            Cheers,
                            Jason

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                              It would appear that the default sort criterion is the number of ranks; however, that can be changed in the options (at the right).




                              Dave

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