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    Low low hertz organ music

    Hi

    Does anybody know a really great recording of some organ-music
    where they has been sucessfull in recording the lowest hertz.

    This is allright

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...sical&n=507846
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    Virgil Fox

    Hey...

    Try "Virgil Fox Plays the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ - it has some stunning passages. Some of my favorites.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...music&n=507846

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    The Saint-Eustache organ piece is good, but IME, if ultra-low pedal tones are desired, NOTHING beats out recordings made of the organ at the Cathedral of St. Philip, that incidentally, is here in Atlanta. Built by AEolian-Skinner in 1962, it's about the last "full rank" big-scale pipe organ installed in the USA, AFAIK. '

    One particular recording done there comes immediately to mind- "Encores a la Francaise", on Telarc, with Michael Murray playing the big AE-S organ accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on some pieces. Specifically, the last piece- the Poulenc Organ Concerto in G Minor- has some of the most astounding organ pedal tones ever recorded. Full-gain-level 16 Hz... as in the floor bouncing up and down, the air literally shaking, and such as that. And the piece is REALLY BEAUTIFUL music- it's one of the only classical pieces I'll sit through of that length for ONE MOVEMENT (24 minutes in one single movement)!

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    Thank you both, interesting to read about.

    I bought theese:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...sical&n=507846

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...sical&n=507846

    !!!

    Actually, they have alot of information in the 16hz region i can tell.
    Also in the booklet I read about this, it realy is a well done recording, both of them.
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    Organ Notes

    Some notes on Organ Music

    The 16 cycle tones on Organs come from a pipe that is
    32 feet tall. Most organs do not have them because of
    the size and cost. Instead they use Resultant Stops which
    are 2 16 foot pipes of different frequencies so you do not
    really get 16 cycles. Read link to the bottom.

    http://www.dogstar.dantimax.dk/acoustic/acoust-1.htm

    I have 50 Organ Cd's and out of all of them, their is only
    one I have that has a sustained solo 32 foot pipe passage
    in it that can be used for testing. Its the end of the first cut on
    Delos DCD 3047 Maurice Durufle Organ. The music may not
    be of general liking though, its French Neo-Classic.

    Companys like Delos and Telarc jumped at the challenge to
    record the Pipe Organ when Cd's made the scene. In the LP
    days the Organist was forced to use resultants for recording
    to keep the needle on the record and often had to speed up
    the tempo to fit the side. CD was the miracle that all Organ
    fans hoped for.

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    There is indeed a 32 foot rank at the Cathedral of St. Philip. And it's put to use in the Telarc "Encores a la Francaise"...

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    There is indeed a 32 foot rank at the Cathedral of St. Philip. And it's put to use in the Telarc "Encores a la Francaise"...


    Telarc "Encores a la Francaise"... is one of my favorites
    for demo, everyone likes it. My version is played in Boston
    at Symphony Hall. Is their another version?

    Edited Post; Im paying it now, its been a while.
    I see the Poulenc was recorded in Atlanta. Very Good.
    I believe this was the first recording I heard on CD and
    made me an instant convert back in the 80's,
    I had been buying the
    Telarc Direct to Disc (LP's) and now all Organ LP's
    are in storage...
    Last edited by Art J.; 10-27-2004 at 12:38 PM.

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    Smile

    For 342 m/s, at 16Hz, You need 10.69 meters, 35´, not 32´, unless im am not taking something into account.

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    For 342 m/s, at 16Hz, You need 10.69 meters, 35´, not 32´, unless im am not taking something into account.

    32' is a music term that describes 2 octaves below middle C

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pipeorgan/Pages/PitchLevels.html

    32' C equals C-0 or 16.35 cycles. The actual pipe may be larger in size.

    http://www.allchurchsound.com/ACS/pdf/PIANO.pdf

    http://www.contrabass.com/pages/frequency.html

    Enough music class. Gorden, are you still around? If you know and like the
    Organ at St. Philip, you may know the organ at Spivey Hall near you.
    It is a favorite of our local hero and celebrity that I see all the time.
    Check him and his recordings out. Great demo CD
    http://www.pelagosmusic.com/images/triptych.html
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