Irony in action

This weekend, Taylor and I went to visit some Asian markets near Chicago.  We sampled every bit of food we could.  Fish cakes, pastries, breads, Eel, beef, pork, sushi, etc.  We were feeling great!  We went to Denny’s for supper and by the time we got back to the hotel room, we were both sick to our stomachs…   We determined that since we both felt great before eating the Denny’s, it must have been what did it.  I then proceeded to have a MASSIVE panic attack…  But two dramamine fixed that.  I should have had some clonazepam with me but I didn’t.  😦

Anyway, I’ve also determined that since (a) I wanna BUILD an organ and (b) building a big organ with nowhere to put it is dumb, I’ve decided to instead plan for TWO organs – one small one that I build myself out of wood for a small apartment and one large(r) one that I build by collecting parts for a house.

For the apartment organ, I was thinking small and compact – one manual, 4 ranks:

MANUAL

  • Gedeckt 8 (Flute, stopped wood, 61 pipes)
  • Principal 8 (Diapason, open wood, 61 pipes)
  • Gedeckt 4 (Flute, stopped wood, 12 pipes)
  • Octave 4 (Diapason, open wood, 12 pipes)
  • Twelfth 2 2/3 (Diapason, open wood, 61 pipes)
  • Fifteenth 2 (Diapason, open wood, 12 pipes)

PEDAL

  • Bourdon 16 (Flute, stopped wood, 12 pipes)
  • Bass Flute 8 (Borrowed from Gedeckt)

Manual to Pedal Coupler, unified tracker action.

And the larger organ for the house – some general guidelines.  I like English, German, or American style organs so here’s a vague idea of what I someday want

GREAT
Contra Bourdon         32    Flute, stopped wood, 12 pipes
Bourdon            16    Flute, stopped wood, 61 pipes
Double Open Diapason     16    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Harmonic Flute         8    Flute, harmonic metal, 61 pipes
Hohlflöte        8    Flute, open metal, 61 pipes
Principal         8    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Rohrflöte        8    Flute, half-stopped metal, 61 pipes
Spitzflöte        8    Flute, conical metal, 61 pipes
Quint            5 1/3    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Gemshorn        4    Flute, conical metal, 61 pipes
Harmonic Flute        4    Flute, harmonic metal, 12 pipes
Octave            4    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Twelfth            2 2/3    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Fifteenth        2    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Mixture            III    183 pipes
Cymbel            IV    244 pipes
Sharp Mixture        IV    244 pipes
Furniture        V    305 pipes
Contra Posaune        16    Metal, 12 pipes
Posaune            8    Metal, 61 pipes
Trumpet            8    Metal, 61 pipes
Clarion            4    Metal, 12 pipes

SWELL
Bourdon            16    Flute, stopped wood, 61 pipes
Double Open Diapason    16    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Gamba            8    String, open metal, 61 pipes
Principal        8    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Salicional        8    String, open metal, 61 pipes
Transverse Flute    8    Flute, open metal, 61 pipes
Viola            8    String, open metal, 61 pipes
Viola da Gamba        8    String, open metal, 61 pipes
Vox Angelica        8    String, open metal, 61 pipes
Gemshorn        4    Flute, conical metal, 61 pipes
Harmonic Flute        4    Flute, harmonic metal, 61 pipes
Octave            4    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Rohrflöte        4    Flute, half-stopped metal, 61 pipes
Violin            4    String, open metal, 12 pipes
Twelfth            2 2/3    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Fifteenth        2    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Piccolo            1    Flute, open metal, 61 pipes
Mixture            IV    244 pipes
Furniture        v    305 pipes
Bassoon            16    Wood, 61 pipes
Trombone        16    Metal, 61 pipes
English Horn        8    Metal, 61 pipes
Oboe            8    Wood, 61 pipes
Trumpet            8    Metal, 61 pipes
Clarion            4    Metal, 12 pipes

CHOIR
Contra Dulciana        16    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Dulciana        8    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Hohlflöte        8    Flute, open metal, 61 pipes
Lieblichgedeckt        8    Flute, stopped wood, 61 pipes
Principal        8    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Lieblichflöte        4    Flute, stopped wood, 12 pipes
Octave            4    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Twelfth            2 2/3    Diapason, open metal, 61 pipes
Dulcet            2    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Fifteenth        2    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Dulciana Mixture    III    183 pipes
Bassoon            16    Wood, 61 pipes
Clarinet        8    Wood, 61 pipes
Oboe            8    Wood, 61 pipes
Vox Humana        8    Metal, 61 pipes
Octave Oboe        4    Wood, 12 pipes

ECHO
Lieblichgedeckt        8    Flute, stopped wood, 61 pipes
Unda Maris II        8    Flute, open metal, 122 pipes
Viol d’Amour        8    String, open metal, 61 pipes
Viol d’Amour        4    String, open metal, 12 pipes
Flageolet        2    Flute, open wood, 61 pipes
Echo Dulciana Cornet    IV    244 pipes
Basset Horn        8    Metal, 61 pipes

PEDAL
De Profundis        64    Resultant, wood, 12 notes
Contra Bourdon        32    Flute, stopped wood, 12 pipes
Contra Principal    32    Diapason, open metal, 12 pipes
Double Open Diapason    32    Diapason, open wood, 12 pipes
Bass Viol        16    String, open wood, 12 pipes
Bourdon            16    Flute, stopped wood, 32 pipes
Dulciana        16    Diapason, open metal, 32 pipes
Gamba            16    String, open metal, 32 pipes
Open Diapason        16    Diapason, open wood, 32 pipes
Principal        16    From Great
Quint            10 2/3    Diapason, open metal, 32 pipes
Bass Flute        8    Flute, stopped wood, 12 pipes
Octave            8    From Great
Prestant        8    Diapason, open wood, 12 pipes
Violoncello        8    String, open wood, 32 pipes
Twelfth            5 1/3    From Great
Fifteenth        4    From Great
Grave Mixture        II    122 pipes
Mixture            III    183 pipes
Mixture            IV    244 pipes
Contra Trombone        64    Resultant, metal, 12 notes
Contra Posaune        32    Metal, 61 pipes
Bassoon            16    Wood, 61 pipes
Trombone        16    Metal, 61 pipes
Trumpet            8    Metal, 61 pipes
Clarion            4    Metal, 61 pipes

COUPLERS
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Great 4
Swell to Great 16
Choir to Great
Swell to Choir
Echo to Swell
Swell Tremulant
Choir Tremulant

Electromechanical action.

This is obviously a pipe dream (lolpun), since the organ I modeled this after cost $16,000,000 (Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ), but this or a scaled-down version of this, is what I’d like in the house I eventually buy, assuming I have around 35′ of vertical clearance somewhere.  XD  Otherwise, knock all the 32′ open stops and the two 64′ resultants off the list.

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