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The Music of the Pipe Organ

Postby engrssc » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:15 pm

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Re: The Music of the Pipe Organ

Postby cvmoreau » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:29 am

A very enjoyable and interesting video. It would appear, however, that the entire pipe chamber is under pressure. Can that be so, and if it is, why?
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Re: The Music of the Pipe Organ

Postby NickNelson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:15 am

It looks to me as though the room being described is in fact one enormous wind-chest. I think the pallets (beneath the pipes to admit air when required) are in the roof. This is an interesting arrangement indeed.

Edit: a bit of googling has shown this to be the 'Universal Windchest' invented by Austin:

http://www.austinorgans.com/aoiuniairchest.html

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Re: The Music of the Pipe Organ

Postby 162_Ranks » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:34 pm

The Curtis Organ at the University of Pennsylvania has these. We used to hold wine and cheese parties inside the chambers under pressure, back when the organ was maintained by a volunteer group.
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Re: The Music of the Pipe Organ

Postby Jon Hammond » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:02 am

I briefly played the Curtiss in 1991 while attending my sons graduation at the University of Pennsylvania and I remember two large walk in windchests the size of highway shipping containers suspended above the left and right mezzanine seating areas. Cannot recall if the windchests to the left and right of the proscenium stage and in the rear mezzanine were walk in chests?
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Re: The Music of the Pipe Organ

Postby 162_Ranks » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:32 am

I think it was just the left/right mezzanine but I don't recall for sure.
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