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CharliesDragon
1202307.  Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:22 am Reply with quote

Periodical organs must go under anatomy, shurely? :P

 
charliemic
1245847.  Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:46 pm Reply with quote

A few interesting organ things:

The Royal Albert Hall organ has a bass drum stop! You can see it on the specification (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Albert_Hall_Organ).
I heard that originally the power of the vibrations created were such that they had to dampen the organ to avoid structural damage, however I can't find evidence to support this.

The organ at Ripon Cathedral has a wooden hand mechanism so the organist can conduct the choir whilst playing.

Almost all organists have a story of when an organ builder/repairer/tuner has left something behind - such as a ladder, which can cause significant rattling.

Organs continually compete to be the 'largest in the world' - usually by adding just a few stops.

 

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