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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Hello NEB,

    Methinks its a typo gremlin - the kind that creep in when little diligence has been given to proofreading.

    Humbly,

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    Methinks you could be right Corno Dolce...

    I shall duly slot in beside you and go with your take on event s there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    16' Posaune in der Brustwerk??? Das gehts nicht. Aber im Pedal...
    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    Yeah Corno - you're right - really odd indeed. I can't believe that's not a mistake...
    I agree with both of you. Looking at the specs, there are a number of stops out of position order in that listing ... and then the only reed in the Brustwerk is at 16'? That is really odd - I've never seen that before, either.
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    I'm lucky man.. due to our Dom Bedos organ works, I stay many times as guest on Mr. Formentelli Italian Organ Buillder factory
    It was a exciting experience, due to wine qualiy (Valpolicella's sites...near Verona, North Italy) and due to excellent working level.. unbelievable! see http://www.organosandomenicorieti.it ...search for visit
    Sorry for english site version, is incomplete..

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    Organ building is large-scale watchmaking.

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    jon - that's an interesting idea - certainly both organ making and watch building require incredible precision!

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    ah very nice, the organ is gods instrument, I mean that metaphorically =) heh apparently J.S. Bach was not only the GREatest organist but he was also a Master organ builder, or I think he was involved in restoring several organs
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    Organ music is devine, a mechanical rendition of angel's voices.

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    Bach wasn't an organ builder, he did, however know almost all that is needed to know about them, their workings and construction. He must have been fearful to be around if your new instrument was being put through its paces. He would start by pulling out all the stops and seeing if its lungs were up to the challenge (I paraphrase).

    Of course in his day the blacksmith or other muscle bound neanderthal was responsible for the belows, hence Bach's pedal harpsichords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific 231 View Post
    I dont know where I can post this message, than I put it here, and no problem if you move it in another part

    Just want to tell you what I have been at this place yesterday http://www.kloster-mariastein.ch/Orgel_Basilika.htm
    and I heard this marvellous organ rebuilt from the Swiss organ factory Metzler in 1978.
    What a beautiful instrument! It reminds me of a carrisale. Oh well I
    can't spell the merry go round name.
    judy tooley

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