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Janet H
1200220.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:47 pm Reply with quote

Howard Goodall knows a thing or two about them, and has a connection tio teh programme?

 
Spud McLaren
1200226.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:16 pm Reply with quote

From the mid-17th C, the pipe organ was the most complex man-made device - a distinction it retained until it was displaced by the telephone exchange in the late 19th century. But what was unusual about Charlemagne's father's organ?

 
Spud McLaren
1200230.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:25 pm Reply with quote

Nice little snippet from wiki:

    "... in 1712 Abraham Jordan claimed his "swelling organ" at St Magnus-the-Martyr to be a new invention."

(The swell box appeared in English organs beginning in the 18th century.)

 
CharliesDragon
1200235.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:32 pm Reply with quote

I at first took the title to mean "Organs - the musical." I don't know that such a thing exists, but it could be interesting. Perhaps the liver would have the lead role?

 
Spud McLaren
1200237.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:35 pm Reply with quote

... or maybe not.

 
Janet H
1200253.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:05 pm Reply with quote

No such a thing as Brown noise, it transpires.

 
Spud McLaren
1200257.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:14 pm Reply with quote

Is that the latest research, or a reclassification?

Brown (or Brownian) noise

 
Janet H
1200260.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:49 pm Reply with quote

Brownian noise is an altogether smaller motion that the one alleged to be caused by low frequency organ notes.

 
Spud McLaren
1200261.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:04 pm Reply with quote

Oh, right. Sorry, I misunderstood.

 
Spud McLaren
1200264.  Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:11 pm Reply with quote

Not really an organ, but imagine walking the moors at dusk and hearing this.

 
Dix
1200500.  Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:27 pm Reply with quote

The most common work-related injuries for organists are:
1) hearing problems (for example tinnitus), especially where the playing position is right in front of the pipes (ouch!)

and
2) back problems. They are using both hands and feet, as illustrated in
this video.

 
Spud McLaren
1200502.  Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:52 pm Reply with quote

Dix wrote:
The most common work-related injuries for organists [ ... ] They are using both hands and feet
And knees too, often.

 
Dix
1200503.  Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:57 pm Reply with quote

And probably elbows for changing stops.
And sticky tape and clothes pegs to set up as many pages of sheet music as possible.

 
Janet H
1201585.  Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:27 am Reply with quote

The phrase 'organ-grinder' has comic potential? Without even mentioning the monkey!

http://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2015/08/04/organ-grinders-and-their-monkeys-once-entertained-dc-sidewalks
This blog contains such gems as:
The red-coated simian had been climbing a lamp post "when one of a group of boys seized his tail and gave it a sharp twist." The angry monkey then jumped down from the pole, sank his teeth into the boy's arm, and then proceeded to chew his fingers "with apparent relish" until it was forced to let go. The organ grinder defended his furry partner, complaining that the boys should have left it alone, and then continued his performance with a song entitled "You'll Remember Me."

 
Spud McLaren
1202098.  Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:38 pm Reply with quote

We could also have a thread for Organs - periodical and governmental, if anyone wants to volunteer anything to do with sponsored periodicals or government departments.

 

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