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    Out of curiosity, Frederik, is this organ now up and running?

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    Is there a picture of it or a video of the construction?
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    Update update....

    On October 25th (2009) the new organ in Jørlunde Kirke (Jørlunde Church) will be inaugurated! The final disposition is as originally planned with two exceptions;

    The Great organ mixture is now 4 ranks instead of 3.
    Also, the 4 "Demant" voices will be made with new pipes build as replicas of the 1870 Demant pipes.

    I'll follow up with more details soon.

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    I took some pictures of the organ today. I will be visiting the construction site every week and take more pictures (and video) along the way. To begin with here are two pictures, one of the (incomplete) console and one of the (mechanical) tracker action below the manuals (keyboards).

    The entire casing is made in massive mahogany and the manuals are made of ivory, everything in the highest quality possible. More pictures will follow soon.

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    A fascinating project, Frederik. Presumably, being 100% mechanical, there won't be any pistons, just fixed (?) combination pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnbrbr View Post
    A fascinating project, Frederik. Presumably, being 100% mechanical, there won't be any pistons, just fixed (?) combination pedals?
    I forgot to mention one more change. We had a nice long talk one evening about a year ago where we discussed pros and cons of making the registration action electric instead of mechanical as originally planned. The cost would be about the same and we ended up agreeing that electric registration this day and age is reliable enough that the benefits outweigh the negatives (this may sound like a silly discussion, but the instrument is being built to last for centuries (literally), so we must ensure that every single component is, if not able to last that long, then at least easily serviceable or replaceable many years from now.

    There are no combinations, neither as manual pistons nor combination pedals, fixed or otherwise, - yet. However, with the electric registration in place room has been made for a setzer combination system, which I have a feeling will be build in sometime in the not so distant future Here and now though I felt that the budget was best spent on getting voices. A setzer is easy to add, not so with an extra voice in a tracker action organ.

    The foot steps you can see on the picture are couplers (the are doubled as draw knobs as well).

    Here's a picture with a detail of some of the electric registration placed underneath the great organ chest, and a picture of the organ and the church taken from the choir. Note that none of the metal pipes in the great organ have been put in place yet, so what you see is only the casing and the Gedakt 16', hence it looks very dark, but when the pipes are put in then is will look very different. The third picture is taken from between the Great Organ and the Swell and Pedal Organ (Great Organ in front, Swell and Pedal Organs behind), and shows the Gedakt 16'. In the top left corner you can see a few Subbas 16' pipes as well as some of the swell shutters.

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    That sounds like a good balance. It did seem a bit extreme to banish electricity completely! Hope the project continues to go well, John

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    Many of the Great Organ pipes has now been installed, still missing is the upper work and Trumpet 8'

    However, here's an update with the organ's current state. The intonation work has begun, and so far The Tectus 8' and Flute 4' in the Great Organ are playable.

    Some pictures.

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    Thanks for the update Frederik. Looks like it is being built with a high standard of craftsmanship.

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    very interesting follwing the progression.. Thanks

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    I've just made post about this on my blog with some additional details on the progress and my involvement in the intonation.

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    Frederik - thanks for the update - it's going to be a splendid instrument. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the inaugural performance MP3?

    :-)
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    Thanks for update... can appreciate this much more since I am using Hauptwerk 3.23 VOP program and designing my own organ so to speak.. sure turns the hair gray...LOL. But fun too....

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    Thanks for the updated info in your blog, Frederik.

    Looking forward to hearing sound bites from this instrument when completed.
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    The project is progressing nicely, and the organ will be ready for the inauguration on October 25th. Today, the largest pipes - the full length Basun 16' (Trombone 16') - was installed. It's the tallest pipes ever build for an organ a village church in Denmark!

    I was present during the installation, and took this video with my iPhone:

    + YouTube Video
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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