Monday, September 10, 2012

An organ with a bit of brass.....!


Ok so I know I posted way too many pictures yesterday but I did save these last few of the organ for today because I thought it deserved to be shown without distraction. The West Organ, one of three organs in the cathedral, was installed in 1993 with the final pièce de résistance the addition of a solo, horizontal fanfare trumpet voiced in the French symphonic school and installed by the South Island Organ Co in April last year. I haven't heard them, something I hope to remedy in the not too distant future, but if they sound as good as they look I'm in for a real treat...and on that 'note' (I know, I know!), as it's getting to the point where we can actually leave messages for each other e.g. 'mum, can we have pasta for dinner tonight, love Aimee xx' in the dust on the furniture, I may have to do some 'Spring' cleaning, so I'll catch you in a day or two, in the meantime, happy week, take care and stay safe.....

38 comments:

  1. Magnifique! Et ces trompettes m'interpellent.

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  2. Wind trägt unsere Gedanken fort, in Wolken gehüllt umrunden sie die Welt...

    Lieben Gruß und Carpe Diem
    CL

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  3. Those are amazing looking horizontal horns -- I don't think I've seen or at least noticed that on any of the large pipe organs that I've seen.

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  4. Wow, never seen anything like this! French school, you say... C' est tres bien!

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  5. Wow - I've not seen one like that before!

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  6. Wow, I've never seen such a beautiful organ, great pictures too, Grace!

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  7. Eine Orgel mit Trompeten sehr schön.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  8. Terrific! - I can almost hear them! One of my favourite memories is chancing on an organ recital at St. Pauls Cathedral in London, yes, that St Pauls. Something no to be forgotten.

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  9. Can't imagine what it must feel like to be at the controls of such a massive musical beast. And it's not only the organ itself; the whole cathedral will vibrate and sing in response to the organists hand. Amazing!

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  10. ... and BALLS I bet. Play it loud!

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  11. Wow! That is some musical instrument!

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  12. All I can say is wow! I would love to be able to hear that. I've never seen one with the fanfare trumpet before. The sound must be glorious!

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  13. Wow. It is beautiful. I hope you do go back to hear an organ concert.

    A break, you say? My house is looking kind of gritty, too . . .

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  14. It's so pretty I can almost hear it.
    I saw a sign recently that said" A clean house means there is a broken computer"

    Hurry back to us!

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  15. Gorgeous organ! I used to play a pipe organ for church, but nothing so magnificent as this one! Amazing!

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  16. Now *that's* an organ! How beautiful and I can't even imagine what it would sound like! Happy house-cleaning break! (Well, happy when it's over anyway! :)))

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  17. That top image either shouts out Hallelujah! or shows off enough artillery to repel any devilish attack.

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  18. oh MAN how cool!


    Have a Great Week
    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  19. Bet you can hear that from far away.

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  20. Okay....so I'm not into churches so much but I do love their huge organs. When a person plays those keys, it's like watching the Sound of Music and hearing "How do you solve a problem like Maaaaria!" That has got to be something to hear live.

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  21. Organ music, along with tambourines, ought to be banned by law!
    The pictures of the criminal elements are good however.

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  22. When I visit a Church I'm always curious if there is one organ there. The music sounds magnificent, I really like it!your pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week dear friend,
    hugs
    Léia

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  23. The pipes to the organ are very original.

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  24. What a unique addition to the traditional pipe organ.

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  25. i think a service in that church would be incredible .. that organ ... those horns .. what a great sound that must be

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  26. That, as the angels say, is one hell of an organ! Never seen a pipe organ with horns! Beautiful, though!

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  27. I agree with Lowell, and could not have said it better myself.

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  28. powerful instrument!
    great pictures!

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  29. This organ is spectacular and I am impressed with those horns... I cannot imagine the glorious sound it makes!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  30. oh OH!


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    > < } } ( ° >

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  31. This is unbelievable - I am speechless!

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  32. This is absolutely awesome, Grace! And what wonderful captures! I too am amazed by those horns! Fantastic!!

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  33. 'Bonjour Grace!
    I'm here imagining the music, the sound from this organ...it's a kind of inspiration moment, thanks so much for this idea!The organ is wonderful and your pictures are beautiful compositions, well done!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  34. The shot on top is just perfect! Well done, Grace.

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