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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Please help to save a magnificent organ...

    Dear Forum,

    Please read about a very sad situation that's developing in Sweden in regards to a magnificent organ:

    http://www.halmstadorgel.se/english.html

    Here is also a spec list:

    <www.svenskakyrkan.se/halmstad/stnikolai/orgeln.asp> *N.B.* You can click on the pictures to get a better view of the instrument.

    Do consider adding your name to this protest. I played two recitals on this organ this past summer and can attest to a most magnificent sound.

    If anyone on this forum has access to other forums, please share with all concerned. The organworld must cry out in unison for the nonsense to stop. The world famous Christopher Herrick has recorded a CD on this organ for the Hyperion Label.

    Respectfully,

    Corno Dolce

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    Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention.

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    Hi Arvin B,

    Thanx for noticing. It is just heartbreaking that a few bureaucrats can stoop so low. The instrument was built to a cost of about SEK 10,500,000 - about $1,616,634.85!!! The recently retired Music Director of that parish intimated with me that Christopher Herrick called the Halmstad instrument *his favorite of all that he had recorded*.

    Regards,

    Corno Dolce

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    Oh no.

    This decision is extremely hard to understand, however some museum experts tend to see any "historical detail" as better than a modern detail. These people simply lack any understanding of the organ it seems. Hope this idea won't be carried out.

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Hi Peter,

    As of yesterday morning, the 607 signatures on the protest-list was delivered to the intended receipient. Some are still signing it, so we'll see if the signatory list will have the desired effect. Many highly acclaimed concert organists, Organbuilders, Cathedral Organists and other experts from around the world signed on. I had thought that such tomfoolery by bureaucrats would be found mainly in America. Alas, such is not the case. I'll try to keep this forum apprised of what's happening.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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