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#703424 - 04/14/07 12:49 AM Re: 1st time organist
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Registered: 02/09/07
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Originally posted by newbiehere:
hi everyone.

i am a piano player, and was recently commisioned to play the organ at an upcoming church service today. i have been researching organ playing, and just can't find anything very straightforward. i took some time today to stop by the church and take a look. i took me 10 minutes just to figure out how to turn the think on! it's a digital zimmer organ with 2 manuals. could you give me any basic ideas for registration so that i can sit down, set set the stops, and not have to worry about it for the rest of the mass? i don't plan on playing any pedals. there is also a setting on the organ with a dial called 'cathedral.' would anyone be able to tell me what on earth that means? i was playing around with it, and didn't notice any difference in sound. (although, i may have been playing the wrong manual.) also, there's no sustain on an organ, so how do you keep the sound smooth and legato as you switch hand positions and such?

thanks for you help guys.
i'm beginning to get really nervous about this. [/b]
I'm so sorry that we lost this thread here. We never even found out how newbiehere's organ job turned out? Does anyone know?

I'm also a pianist/organist and the topic is of interest to me.

#703425 - 05/23/07 05:32 AM Re: 1st time organist
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Registered: 05/21/07
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Loc: The Netherlands
I couldn't find a reaction to what the choir function means. Some people hinted at a extra manual. But on most organs (at least on mine) it stands for changing the sound to that you get when the air in very large pipes viberates at the top. It's very small effect you will hear the sound moving a little). Their are some very large explainations how that comes. But it's a function that mimics real pipe organs.
Kawai K6

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