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    Colourful Cases

    Do you know of a colourful organ case? What is the most modern case you know of? Have a link or a pic?

    I am moving a small organ into a modern church renovation and am suggesting we don't use the 1914 quarter cut oak case/facade (with gold painted pipes). The organ itself is from 1995 so the great pipes are mostly polished tin and spotted metal with beautiful blond wood wind-chests. The recycled swell box -from the 1914 organ- is solid and massive. As the you look at the organ, about 25 feet wide, the great is on the left and the swell box is on the right. Pedal pipes are tucked behind the great and swell box.

    I'm thinking we expose the great pipes and chest, paint the swell box a dynamic colour like bright green or blue. We then build a box around the great organ or the entire organ with the same blond wood used in the great chests. I have used this type of open sound-shell in the past to great effect. It keeps the dirt from falling in and gives an acoustic boost to the sound/projection of the organ.

    Thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Hi Logan30,

    When the new organ in Trier Cathedral appeared it wowed just about the whole worlds organbuilding industry:

    http://www.kultursommer.de/OrgelFest...Piel-Front.jpg

    Then there is the *Dueben-Organ* in St. Gertruds Kyrkan in Stockholm:

    http://www.orgelanders.se/Orgelbilde...arockorgel.jpg

    Best wishes and success in your organ project I wish you.


    Cheers,

    CD
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    Look at the beautiful organ in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles...you'll fear nothing.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    The Disney Rat's Nest Organ.......The organbuilding equivalent of *Wardrobe Malfunction*
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Yes, thanks for the reference to the Disney organ. I'm looking for more obscure, likely Northern European instruments. Northern Europe tends to be a little more ahead of the game in my opinion and able to take more risks.

    Any other thoughts out there?

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    *Able to take more risks* - Hmmmm, how about this one:

    www.orgel.com/vlm/img/olaia.jpg
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I can surmise what you now consider *risk* - Then have a look at this one:

    http://www.orgues.evreux.free.fr/eng...tion-organ.htm
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Not colourful but asymmetric to a certain extent.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/...93ddef13e7.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    I can surmise what you now consider *risk* - Then have a look at this one:
    Sorry, the true URL is (remove www.):
    http://orgues.evreux.free.fr/english...tion-organ.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Look at the beautiful organ in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles...you'll fear nothing.
    I can appreciate that beauty is, as is said, in the eye of the beholder - but to me, this instrument simply looks like the aftermath of an explosion in a pencil case. For that matter, it does not really satisfy the stipulation 'colourful'. Whilst it is certainly not monochrome, put next to the cases of the organs in (for example) Westminster Abbey or the Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence, the organ in the Walt Disney Concert Hall is somewhat drab.

    Westminster Abbey: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/...9bd89f.jpg?v=0

    Aix-en-Provence: http://www.organartmedia.com/images/...ganFacade2.jpg
    Last edited by pcnd5584; Apr-15-2010 at 23:21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astazou View Post
    This looks interesting - but I would not be surprised if the titulaire shortly begins to wish that he had thought more carefully about the stoplist of the Pédale Orgue. I sould imagine that he may well soon tire of continually having to draw the Tirasse Bombarde, in order to supply a quieter 16ft. flue - and a rather more useful 16ft. Bombarde.

    In addition - and even without hearing it, I should wish for a Diapason (or Montre, if you prefer) at 8ft. pitch on at least the Bombarde, if not also the Récit-Expressif.
    Last edited by pcnd5584; Apr-15-2010 at 23:24.
    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    After reading Pascal Quoirin's homily I understood that he has a penchant for Dom Bedos. Of course, I too wished that the inclusion of a Montre 8' in the Bombarde and Récit, a 16' flue and reed in the pedal and a Voix Celeste in the Récit.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Let me something positive about the Disney organ. It is instantly recognizable, out of the box creative and makes me smile. Remarkably, there is still a symmetrical aspect to the design. It is 'colourful' from a concept point of view and considering the geunius, Frank Gehry, designed the facade, it is a masterpiece of the early 21st C.
    It looks so dynamic in the hall where it resides.
    I hope I have the pleasure of seeing it and hearing it someday.

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    In the dry acoustic of Disney Hall, the reeds only snarl at you and the mixtures scream. Sorry, Glatter-Götz/Rieger instruments are *orgelbewegung movement* on life support. Sure, the organ design is *iin your face upstart*, kind of like Jackson Pollock on Quaaludes
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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