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#703478 - 07/12/08 09:32 PM Tiny Antique Church Organ - English?
goodvibrations Offline
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Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 7
Loc: Waltham, MA
Years ago I got a chance to examine a self-pumped 2-stop organ in a historical museum in the Hartford, CT area. It had a single retractable keyboard, an 8' closed rank and a 4' open rank with downward range limited to F2 making it even more compact. The key channels of the slider windchest appeared to have been routed out of a thick block (built up of planks?) Below the windchest and keyboard were the reservoir (with wind gauge) and the single feeder, pumped by the player through a long cast-iron lever.

In 1971 while touring small castles in southern England I saw in a chapel an outwardly similar organ. Maybe someone else has seen one of these minimalistic church organs elsewhere?

#703479 - 10/12/08 09:27 PM Re: Tiny Antique Church Organ - English?
TimR Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3487
Loc: Virginia, USA
This might be similar to one I played in Germany this summer at a Franciscan friary.

See this link: http://www.orgelbau-peter.de/html/truhenorgel.html

The type is Truhenorgel.
gotta go practice

#703480 - 10/12/08 09:43 PM Re: Tiny Antique Church Organ - English?
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
there a couple of new chamber organs here in Kc.. both of which i played..


kind of like this

accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, ├Ľun (apple in Estonian)

#703481 - 01/18/09 02:43 PM Re: Tiny Antique Church Organ - English?
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Thank you for the picture links. I saw a similar organ at Harvard, made by Taylor & Boody. But the organ I remember stood about 6 or 7 feet tall, and had only two ranks.The front was decorated with carved wood bas-reliefs of pipes.


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