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    an interesting reed name....

    I was poking around in the Willi Peter Orgelbau site and came across a 2-manual from a couple years ago. In the Schwellwerk, there's an 8' Clarabella, which is a reed. Not a misprint at the end of the division's list, as I thought. In parenthesis, after the name, is durchschlagend, which means free reed.

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    interesting tidbit
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    Hey Smilingvox, my friend - long time no see.

    Funny, when I typed durchschlagend into google translte - it came up "resounding". But, literally, durch (by) and schlagend (to bang or hit).

    Can you provide an HTML for me?

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    Hi David, how're you?

    I'm not a computer person, so I wouldn't know the 1st thing about an HTML.

    Google translator has gotten me out of trouble quite a few times, but although it doesn't always immediately whip out the answer you're looking for, it can also follow with a list of other possible translations.

    I think that, in the context of organbuilding, durchschlagend would primarily mean free reed, or a reed that vibrates in and out of the shallot's opening.

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    Here's what the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops defines as a Clarabella stop. Doesn't appear to be a reed pipe.

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    I Googled Peter Willi, quite a lot of hits including dispositions but nearly all in German which Google translator seems to mangle somewhat when it comes to organ stops!!
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    LOL.... the organ is an esoteric subject, right?

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    The organ...an esoteric subject??? Nay........

    And then there is Labialklarinett, gamba tuba and gamba tuba celeste, french horn celeste........

    Of course, the gamba tuba isn't a reed, just a very phat gamba on very high w.p. and open-toed........
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    Hi everyone,

    I thought Clarabella = claribel flute (open and velvet) like the one in St.Augustine's organ in Neutral Bay,Sydney......which Nick Appleton sampled a coupla years back....
    Never as a reed stop..... (?)
    It starts to be confusing sometimes :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post

    Of course, the gamba tuba isn't a reed, just a very phat gamba on very high w.p. and open-toed........
    It's also double-languid with a bridge and the body is flared on the sides. I blew into one of these and it was like WOW!!! It was huge sounding and startling. Strong fundamental, but you still hear stringiness. (this was at, where else? Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City (the one and only!)

    A friend, who I've been restoring an organ with, has a Labial Clarinet made by Haskell. It does sound a lot like a clarinet.

    A French Horn Celeste... mmmm That could be musical. Where is this, Corno?

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    It is found on the organ of Marble Collegiate Church in New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    open-toed........
    I misread that at first thanks to a dirty contact lens and thought it said "open toad" - I was suddently reminded of a dissection I did in grade 8 science class.

    Speaking of odd stop names, here are some interesting ones ... I'm sure I've played this organ, but I can't quite remember where.

    GRATE
    16' Grunt
    8' Scrape
    8' Hoot
    4' Hoot
    2 2/3' Scratch
    2' Scratch
    IV Shriek 1 1/3'
    IV Screech 2/3'
    8' Blatt
    Clanging

    SWILL
    8' Moosh
    8' Mooshier
    8' Hoot
    4' Scrape
    4' Hoot
    2' Squeak
    VII Yell
    16' Snort
    8' Blare
    8' Honk
    4' Blatt
    8' Blatt
    4' Blare

    WIMPY
    8' Chuff
    8' Murmur
    8' Mumble
    4' Choof
    2 2/3' Squeak
    2' Squeak
    8' Buzz
    8' Noise (hideous)

    LUMPY
    32' Woof (wooly)
    32' Woof (hooty)
    16' Woof (scraping)
    8' Scrape (scratchy)
    8' Hoot
    4' Scrape
    2' 4' Moan
    IV Scratch 'n' Sniff
    32' Pain (frightful)
    16' Ugly (downright)
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    ROFLMAO.............

    YES! I have played many such an instrument.............
    *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."

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    @ Soubasse ...

    Sounds awfully familiar to the Wicked (Wicks) abomination I played in a church years ago. But it had a "Phartzando" as well.

    The late E. Power Biggs often said that there should be two additional pistons on every church organ console:


    • Pulpit Cancel
    • Rector Ejector

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    Oh the possibilities there are limitless!

    When I had a play at a Cathedral in the south of the UK (I forget which one it was, Truro or Exeter possibly), I almost enjoyed more the CCTV system because there were pan, tilt and zoom controls available, so you could have a good look at virtually anything that the camera could point at (must have been great during a boring sermon). But the thought also occured to me that it would be fantastic to have the same sort of control over a rank of chamades - with some laser sighting thrown in for good measure, you could then train them on someone you didn't like.
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