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    Crystal Cathedral question

    Krummhorn,

    I watched your images on organs or rather extraordinaire huge pipe organs. Like the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, Ca USA image: Where does the organ player sit? Do you built these alians? Very impressive.

    The names under each posters calling name like Rear Admiral Appasionata, where do you get them from? I assume it has do do with the naval buisness? But then the Appassionata?

    Best regards,
    intet-at-tabe

    ps: Krummhorn - I finally found your private page under "K" and saw you are a composer, organ player and a golfer in your spare time. Who isn´t these days.

    Not a builder of pipe organs.

    I would however still ask the same question, where do the organ player sit on that incredible image i reffered to from the Cathedral?

    Best regards to you for your continued success,
    intet-at-tabe
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    Quote Originally Posted by intet-at-tabe View Post
    Krummhorn,

    Sorry I know I am on the wrong thread, but I watched your images on organs or rather extraordinaire huge pipe organs. Like the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, Ca USA image: Where does the organ player sit? Do you built these alians? Very impressive.
    This particular church has twin 5 manual consoles, one in the front and the other in the south balcony. Here's a picture of the main organ with the console visible:


    I have no idea who the people in the foreground are - the picture came from Google Images.

    This console is on an elevator platform. For special presentations, the console can be lowered completely out of view. I've been there and have heard the organ ... years ago, I used to live but 4 miles from that place, but it wasn't built up like it is today.

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    The names under each posters calling name like Rear Admiral Appasionata, where do you get them from? I assume it has do do with the naval buisness? But then the Appassionata? Best regards,
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    Is this thing open air then? looks like it from the picture...

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    Hi NEB,

    The open-air you see to the right of the main casework is when the huge and tall glass shutter doors are opened.

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    Oh. How very odd!

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    Thank you,

    Best regards,
    intet-at-tabe

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    Hi NEB,

    Its not so odd, really - there is no mechanical air-conditioning for the Sanctuary room since Garden Grove, California where this structure is located has a Mediterranean temperate climate.

    Cheers,

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    Oh - I suppose they open the doors to let some air in then?

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    Hi NEB,

    Yep, open doors to *change the air* - sparrows and other *peepers and chirpers* make their home inside the Cathedral - they need to do forage runs.

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    Open the hanger doors to let the wildlife out! now that's a laugh.

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    There are also some upper windows that open & close according to interior temperature settings. Probably the most perfect environment for a pipe organ - fairly constant temperature and humidity readings.

    That large door Corno Dolce refers to is also controlled by a thermostat, and works automatically, except at night for security reasons. They do have a heating system for that "cavern" if it gets too cold, which on occassion it can get rather nippy in Garden Grove - I lived there for 20 years long ago.
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    On the contrary, the program notes in the CD I own of this monster indicate clearly the tuning is a major dilemma as the diurnal temperature fluctuation is really significant.

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    Interesting to learn about, CT64 ... wonder then what frequency the tunings take place or if there is a curator on staff who continually does touch up tuning.
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    Yeah - the birdlife that is almost always present also presents major hurdles for the sound engineers to overcome (guns?).

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    Well, at least the birds are making an offering (of sorts) into the collection plate ... ... or on someone's head. It's called Tithing, right?
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