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    Seaman, Mezzoforte Bombard's Avatar
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    Little pipe organ!!

    Here is a little figuring i found on the internet. I found it on awebsite for Julles Verns ;
    50th Anniversary of
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


    This little, and i mean little pipe organ is only 1/2" tall and is an exact replica of Captain Nemo's pipe organ. It even has a little hiden mussic box inside it that plays the tocata und fuge in d-moll!!!!

    Tell me what you all think of it!!!

    P.S. It costs $79.00
    P.P.S. the web link is :http://http://images.google.ca/imgre...%3D2%26hl%3Den
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    Aloha Bombard,

    Excellent find!!! Wow - this brings back memories and dreams when I was a young spark. Thanx for sharing.

    Cheerio,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

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    Commodore con Forza
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    Sure has a lot of stop knobs for such a small number of pipes.

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    Aloha dll927,

    Think about a Theatre organ - lots of stop tabs controlling so few pipe ranks.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I do beleive that it sayed there was 41 hand aplid stops.

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    Interesting Trivia:

    You might be interested to know, that the original console prop, the one used in the original movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, exists today in the Disneyland (CA) Haunted Mansion attraction. It's in the large room where all the ghosts are dancing and sitting at a long table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Interesting Trivia:

    You might be interested to know, that the original console prop, the one used in the original movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, exists today in the Disneyland (CA) Haunted Mansion attraction. It's in the large room where all the ghosts are dancing and sitting at a long table.
    Thanks. I didn't know that, what contry is the disney that you are talking about.

    Very interesting!

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    Hi Bombard,

    The original Disneyland, the one that is in Anaheim, California (USA). I worked there from 1968 to 1973, and my Dad was the Project Superintendent for New Orleans Square construction, which included the Haunted Mansion attraction.
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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Aloha Master Krummhorn,

    Very fascinating! Thanx to Disney people stay away in droves from the organ as a Church or Concert instrument - people will generally stereotype organs as being something to be associated with the macabre and horror flicks. To think that something which has developed under the wings of the Church is now something that is associated with that which is demonic - Heavy Sigh.......

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Hi CD,

    You speak (type) words of wisdon and truth, my friend.
    Everytime I discuss Bach's BWV 565, people immediately say "Oh, that horror song!" That just grates my nerves to no end ...

    It was interesting how great the acoustics were in that submarine though ...
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    Aloha Grand Master Krummhorn,

    You also speak truth to power. I honestly get very depressed when people speak of *horror songs* and organs in the same breath - Heavy Sigh.......

    You're fabulously correct about the acoustics in Cap'n Nemo's sub. Come to think about it, I have this strong premonition that Disney *imported* the organ track from the Virgil Fox recording of the T&F at Royal Albert Hall.

    Humbly,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    This is the first I knew about Disney being to blame for such an attitude towards organs!! As for theater organs "controlling few pipes with many stops", they must just duplicate all over the place. Certainly they were built on a different principal than most pipe organs.

    It's interesting that in Europe there are several rather famous organs located in "town halls", which I guess is their term for city halls. In this country, it's churches, some concert halls, and a fair smattering of university chapels or auditoriums.

    As far as attitudes are concerned, we have to live with the fact that most of the riff-raff lives on popular music. It has long seemed to me that the recording companies shot themselves in the foot when CD's replaced vinyl records. They "re-mastered" all kinds of classical music and re-issued the recordings on CD's, with the result that there must be 75 recordings of Beethoven's Ninth, for instance.

    I remember at one point some years ago RCA Victor came out with an extensive re-issue of Toscanini's recordings on CD's. As it happens, Arturo died in 1957, at which point even stereo was just coming on the scene, much less digital. I never bought any of them. But what did happen in my case was that, eventually, I had such a collection of CD's that I had just about everything I wanted. And I have a large and extensive collection of organ recordings. I'm not putting down older performers, but I don't see much point in buying recordings that aren't up to current standards.

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    Aloha dll927,

    The large pipe organ in town halls in Europe and elsewhere took the place of symphony orchestras - why? Orchestras cost much money. They would have an organist on staff payroll or they would bring in a virtuoso to play Orchestral transcriptions - So, people got to know Wagner and many others. Edwin Lemare was the most famous - Lynwood Farnam was another.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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