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    Didier MATRY, organiste titulaire du Grand Orgue Cavaillé-Coll de Saint-Augustin

    Didier MATRY, organiste titulaire du Grand Orgue Cavaillé-Coll de Saint-Augustin (Paris) - Toccata en Si mineur d'Eugène GIGOUT

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    I am always sort of intrigued watching somebody play an old Cavaille-Coll. At least as far as console technology is concerned, they are almost hopelessly out-of-date. Almost any American organist would face a rather steep learning curve to play one with any familiarity. No pistons, so they use what they call "registrants" to re-set the stops as the organist plays. Somehow you rarely see those people, but they must be there in the shadows. How many French organists divide their time between playing C-C's and modern instruments? Surprise -- they do exist, even in France.

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    Heck, my church's 1979 Möller has 4 pistons (generals) ... I use them very sparingly and then only for the most impossible registration changes.

    Been playing this console since 1982 and I've gotten around the loss and will reach up and change stops as I am playing at one end or the other of the keyboards.

    The most complex instrument I ever played was a 4 manual in Hungary ... all the stop names were in Hungarian ... and no pistons, but it did have a crescendo roller ... and by "roller" I mean just that; one had to roll this with the toe going forward or backwards. I mostly used the roller for the church service.

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