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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2015, 06:49:17 »
Frank - I have no issue entering churches - and as much as I enjoy organ music - I don't have a particular interest in photographing them. I also don't think I will do as good a job as you - since that is what you have an interest in photographing. I love the dramatic music from church organs, the acoustics are generally excellent - what's not to enjoy. Sadly church organs are dying out in South Africa. Another thing dying out is  church bells.
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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2015, 07:47:29 »
Beautiful photos, love hearing good organ music. The only contribution i could make would be a photo of a mouth organ and i don't think you would appreciate that.
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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 10:48:04 »
Leipzig organs in their ambience. 1. Thomaskirche, 2. Nikolaikirche.

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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2015, 11:02:46 »
The organ from the local church - Sorø Abbey church.

Parts of it dates back to the beginning of the 15'th century. Parts of the facade was made in 1628. It has also had a rococo period facade. It was restored in 1942/1944 by Marcussen and Son and most of the current facade dates from this restoration. It is considered to be one of the most significant organs from the organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung) in Denmark. 

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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2015, 12:09:31 »
Hans,
Our local organ in Täby, Sweden is not so impressive. We are happy though that the wall paintings survived the protestant reformation.
Eric

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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2015, 12:41:45 »
Thank you Eric and Lars for your contributions. Today I took another two.

Will download them soon. Daugther calling.

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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2015, 19:03:19 »
Perhaps taking a "wrong" thread direction, but the organ is there!
Organ with hurried organist. Odden Kirke, Denmark. /Eric

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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 21:22:29 »
The shoes make the picture. I love to see more of the Instrument.
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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2015, 09:14:14 »
Frank!
Arriving at Odden Kirke a car hastily pulled up. The driver hurried to the church with a pair of shoes in his hand. When we entered by the main side entrance there prominently was a pair of everyday shoes in the isle. The little organ is placed to the side in the main isle of the flower decorated ”road church”. The organist, the shoe man, played ”Fuga II” by Bach. I am afraid the organ is not the pride of the church. In the new picture you can see a bit more of it though. The pride of the church is the brightly colored exterior. But that is for another thread. This is a digression, sorry.
The magnificent organ next is of Peter and Paul in Kraków, Poland, an organ surely seen many times by Karol Wojtyła before he progressed to the Vatican.  /Eric

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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2015, 09:54:47 »
I haven't posted any comment here, but am enjoying posts of you guys!  Thanks, Frank, for starting the thread!  Hope to see more!
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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2015, 11:21:49 »
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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2015, 12:12:11 »
Wow, Eric. The Krakov Organ is "highly decorated"..... I prefer the functional parts to be decorational to decorational surroundings.

hope this Thread will continue as long as nikongear exsists!
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Re: The Organ Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2015, 12:16:46 »
I have a question to the posters: do you have any info on the tunings of the organs?  I mean, to which pitch the "A" is tuned.  If they are preserved for more than 100 years or true replica of the original ones build centuries ago, the tuning should not necessarily A=440.
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2015, 12:37:21 »
The tuner of an organ is called the intonator.
 Two intonaters make a completly different instrument sound.

Second. The 440 Hz is only the A on a modern PIANO.

The natural A is the 377 Hz on a piano.

I do not know anything about the tuning of organs apart from  the fact that intonation makes a huge difference.
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2015, 12:38:26 »
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