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    Commodore de Cavaille-Coll
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    Cavaille-Coll Organ...

    Hi Tom,

    I'm glad to hear that your mother is progressing well in her convalescence.

    Here's a link for a Cavaille-Coll organ for sale:

    http://www.manufacture-orgues.fr/Frame.htm

    Click on the stop that says *A Vendre*, then scroll down the page.

    Blessings and Peace to you sir,

    Giovanni

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    Re: Cavaille-Coll Organ...

    Giovanni,

    That is completely amazing to me! I never knew Cavaille-Coll made theater organs! But it looks like it's basically a modified version of their usual work, very interesting indeed. Theater organs are not my thing, usually, but I'd be very curious about one like this. It looks, in the picture, as if there are extensions on the pedal black notes at the extremes, kind of like a concave pedalboard in a way. I wonder if those are original. . .

    This is really fascinating!

    Thanks for the link,

    Tom

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    Re: Cavaille-Coll Organ...

    Hey Tom,

    I'm glad you got a kick out of it - I sure did - it got me salivating - would love to have it as a home instrument - I think I might just build a domed building next to the house - A company called Bini systems make wonderful and very inexpensive concrete domes for a variety of purposes - 3.5 second interior reverberation in the dome is eminently acheivable at a suprisingly low cost.

    Giovanni

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    Re: Cavaille-Coll Organ...

    There is a small caveat here: that instrument has been built in 1932 by the Cavaillé-Coll company, so Aristide has nothing to do with it! His successor, Charles Mutin, was still able to build a number of beautiful organs (e.g. St-Pierre of Douai in northern France). He died in 1931, so I don't know whether he was involved in the Pigalle project.

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    Re: Cavaille-Coll Organ...

    Hi acc,

    Thanx for pointing that out. It stands to reason that Mutin probably might have been involved in the Pigalle project but probably only in the planning phase. If my memory serves me, Aristide C-C had thoroughly inculcated Mutin in re to scaling and building all the different classes of pipes and other facets of organbuilding.

    Giovanni

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