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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Build your own pipe organ ...

    This tome needs further explanation ...

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21204...-h/21204-h.htm

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    my word "explanation" should have been "exploration" ... I had senior moment.

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    Hi CT64,

    Nah, you didn't have *senioritis*. Just a temporary set-back.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    This book is quite interesting in that the author describes the advances in organ building prior to the neo-baroque era. Robert Hope-Jones work is described along with the leading organ builders of the day circa 1910. It is rumored that the author (George Laing Miller) was a friend of Hope-Jones and wrote this book to explain and publicize his work.

    I find it very informative, revealing what was considered desirable at the time in contrast to what is considerable correct today.

    The author does include a set of specifications of various excellent instruments of the time including the organ in Woolsey Hall at Yale University, one of the greatest instruments in the world which has survived to the present day.

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    Allan - funny you should mention that organ at Woolsey Hall, it's a wonderful one. I have one CD called "The Transcriber's Art" which features the instrument, I listen to it quite often.

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    There is a 2 Cd set out which contains a tour of the organ and a selected set of pieces. The sound is glorious. That organ is one of the finest in the world with wonderful acoustics and a wide variety of tone colors. The sound is bright and exciting. It is one of my favorites.

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    Thanks Allan

    I'd love that 2 CD set, do you know if it's still available?

    kind regards

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    I do not know if the Woolsey Hall organ CD's are still available. The best bet would be to try the Organ Historical Society Catalog.

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    Thanks Allan, I'll try them out.

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