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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    More beautiful organs being built

    Here is another example of a fine company making beautiful organs:

    http://www.taylorandboody.com/instruments.htm

    Please enjoy - the photos are sublime

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    On Opus 55, some of the Black Keys are raised extra about half way along. I've not seen this before (other than on really old lighting console arrangements.) what is the purpose. Doesn't that interfere with playing?

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    I think the raised black keys have something to do with meantone temperment, but, I'm no expert.
    Alexander.

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    Now that is bizarre ... I have a friend who's a harpsichord expert coming for dinner tonight ... I'll ask and see if he can't enlighten me.

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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    quick answer is:

    the organ has split sharps as it will be tuned in Meantone Temperament and this will allow for enharmonic modulations ...

    So Alexander was spot on ...
    Last edited by Contratrombone64; May-30-2007 at 06:06.

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    That's really interesting Contratrombone64 & Alexander ... I've never heard of this being done before. Is it confusing at first learning to play with the keys configured in this manner?
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    Thanks for the answers guys.

    I wonder about the practice of using such things though. Certainly a most interesting instrument.

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    I used to practice regularly on a harpsichord with split keys for meantone. It's actually rather fun because of the novelty value but it certainly keeps you concentrating hard!
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    Wow, now that really is something new, interesting and valuable to know.
    And it is even more interesting that someone builds a totally new instrument of that kind.

    I am very curios of the sound of those instruments. I wonder is it also as baroque in style as the work craft.

    Indeed beutifull artwork.
    Last edited by Dawerd; Jun-02-2007 at 21:41.

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