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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Virgil Fox's Royal V

    Some souls had been wondering if I knew where a description of Virgil's Royal V Organ was to be found - Maybe this link can help:

    http://listserv.albany.edu:8080/cgi-...rg-l&T=0&P=354
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    Fascinating ...

    Incidentally, the Royal V (used by Fox from 1975-76) was permanently installed in the Meishusama Hall in Minsono, Japan in 1983. The console was completely refinished from black to white, and the electronics side of the organ was updated to digital technology in 2004.

    In 1977, Virgil bought an Allen to use as his touring instrument, one that he used until the mid 80's. I was the local technician for that organ when his tour went through Pasadena (CA).
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    Aloha GrandMaster Krummhorn,

    You probably meant this edifice:

    http://www.yamasakiinc.com/?navigati...d=94&refreshed

    Cheerio,

    CD

    Ps: That must have been quite an experience for you as an organ technician - Did you meet with Virgil during any phase of your work on that organ?
    *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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    Krummhorn, would you mind explaining how he used the Allen "until the mid-80's" when he DIED on October 25, 1980? Virgil may have been good, but this is just a bit beyond the call of duty.
    Last edited by dll927; Mar-15-2009 at 16:40.

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    Aloha dll927,

    Let me humbly ask that you may be just a pinch more charitable towards Krummhorn - He's a good bloke and allaround nice guy.

    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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    That I agree with. And my comment is meant as much humourously as anything. Maybe that Allen just kept going by habit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dll927 View Post
    Krummhorn, would you mind explaining how he used the Allen "until the mid-80's" when he DIED on October 25, 1980? Virgil may have been good, but this is just a bit beyond the call of duty.
    My bad

    What I meant was up until about the middle of 1980. The month of May if I remember correctly.

    No offense taken ... glad you caught the error

    Brother Corno Dolce, Thanks for the nice accolades ...
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