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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    The Little Sulpice...

    Well dear ones,

    Here's a beautiful console and case:

    http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/1084/mg2110ro0.jpg
    *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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    Somehow, the console looks totally out of proportion to the rest. Either it's a mostly electronic job, or it's someone's imagination gone wild. Where is it?

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    Yeah - I gree - totally, Corno Dolce, an explanation is in order my dear!
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    If I lived in a nice home where I had the room I wouldn't mind having one
    like that in a smaller size. That way I wouldn't have to drive the church
    musicians nuts wanting to learn and practice the thing.
    judy tooley

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    Aloha CT64,

    It is owned by Joerg Glebe in Bochum, Germany and yes, its an electronic job with sound samples from Hauptwerk - including Theatre ranks, Cavaille-Coll, Schnitger and a few others - I loathe mixing Cavaille-Coll with Schnitger - makes me sick to my stomach.
    *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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    Schnitger and Cavaille-Coll missed each other by a couple of centuries. On the other hand, maybe that's why organs have come to be so large - they want to include everything in one place.

    The 20th century seems to have been a fertile time for discussions and disagreements about what organs should sound like. Especially in Europe, there are lots of tales about how organs have been re-built, then "restored" because somebody took issue with what the re-builders did. Thankfully, at least a few have been pretty much left in original condition.

    Anyone who has read the Mormon Tabernacle story is aware that several different organs have been put in there, and each one was added to and otherwise changed before they decided to start over again. Are we ever satisfied? Then again, not everybody has the LDS church's money!!
    Last edited by dll927; Oct-25-2008 at 01:32.

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    'Tis better to have a big Cavaille-Coll or Schnitger than to mix the two to get a bigger organ. Haha, LDS - very devout people who give 10% of their income - and that 10% is calculated before taxes are taken.
    *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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    That is certainly one nice instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    It is owned by Joerg Glebe in Bochum, Germany and yes, its an electronic job with sound samples from Hauptwerk - including Theatre ranks, Cavaille-Coll, Schnitger and a few others - I loathe mixing Cavaille-Coll with Schnitger - makes me sick to my stomach.
    My guess is that he doesn't mix at all: he probably plays either the theatre samples, or the CC samples, or the Schnitger samples.

    So it's just three completely separate organs sharing the same console and the same loudspeakers.

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    Aloha acc,

    Absolutely! The drawknobs have no nomenclature engraving - Above the drawknobs there is a plastic *rack* where the owner can place a *pre-printed* chit that will identify which sound the knob will access. Since the organ runs on Hauptwerk, the owner will *load* the complete organ sounds via a CD/DVD.

    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-

    *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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    Startlingly reminiscent of St.-Sulpice's.

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    Aloha Smilingvox,

    Oh yeah - when I saw it I almost peed in my pants with excitement. Ya know, the best thing about Hauptwerk is that it is so easy to build a dream organ for only a tiny fraction of the cost as opposed to getting a custom electronic from Rodgers, Allen or others. Here's a site that is very interesting:

    http://www.classicorgan.com/hauptwerk.htm

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingvox View Post
    Startlingly reminiscent of St.-Sulpice's.
    Well, since it has “only” four manuals, but three swell boxes, I'd say the Sacré-Cœur is closer.

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    Aloha acc,

    Sacré-Bleu! Yes indeedy, 'Tis closer to that one.
    *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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