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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Monster in the Big Apple links to MP3s

    Wow, next I'm in New York this is a must visit:

    http://www.organarts.com/legacy03/index.html

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    Hi CT64,

    The Riverside Aeolian-Skinner will sound even better than on this recording. They've added a number of ranks and lobbed acoustic sealant on those blasted Guastavino tiles which had for so long *sucked* the reverb right out of the room. The Trompeta Majestatis in the rear gallery is a real dynamo - Watch Out!!!

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce

    p.s. Here's some info on the honey in Riverside Church:

    http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/htm...rsideNave.html

    pps. The 32' Contra Gamba in the Swell is made from PVC pipe - it was called the 32' contraceptive by none other than Virgil Fox himself. One used to be able to take an elevator to the top of the tower to visit the world's largest Bell Carillon but thanx to bin-Laden, no-one but the Carilloneur and those on staff at Riverside are allowed up there. When I lived in Manhattan, I often took a sandwich lunch with me to the observation platform at the top of the tower where wonderful 360 degree views of Manhattan, Hudson River, New Jersey, Yonkers, Bronx and Brooklyn could be had.
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    Sweet Corn, I do have a recording of it, but the program on the CD isn't particularly inspiring, although the Pièce Hëroïque (Franck) and Suite for Organ Op 5 (Duruflé) ain't bad. It's called David Higgs at Riverside and has a horrid photo of his smiley face seated on the pedals (odd)

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