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Scott AndrewsMon Apr-18-11 01:17 PM
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#41880, "Listen here...."
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Olaf (and anyone else interested),

In case you're wondering what this type of organ might have sounded like, here are of few of the YouTube videos I mentioned. The organ in these videos is a restored Aeolian residence organ of 34 ranks (sets of pipes), having three manuals and pedal keyboard -- approximately the size instrument that was to be installed. The first video is a bit of a "story" showing the instrument being dismantled, restored and relocated into it's new home, all accompanied by music from the oragn. The second and third videos are a transcription of Tchaikovsky’s "Waltz of the Flowers," and the Toccata from Symphony No.5 for organ by Charles-Marie Widor, both of which would have been well-known to Titanic's passengers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysQKYOWJDt4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPPhNXpwASw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGKRu-3zvEU&feature=related

Regards,
Scott Andrews
TRMA Trustee

Note: the "shutters" you see moving in the background in some shots are called "swell shades." The volume of organ pipes themselves cannot be altered so, in order to achieve dynamic shading, the pipes of some or all of the organ's divisions are installed in a semi-soundproof room that is fitted with movable shutters which are operated by the organist's feet through one or more balanced expression pedals located dead center and just above the pedal keyboard. Opening the shades increses the volume of sound released to the listening space, while closing them does the opposite. On a player instrument, the swell shades and stops are operated along with everthing else by the roll player.

  

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Britannic Interior [View all] , Pete Violette, Fri Apr-08-11 07:37 AM
  RE: Britannic Interior, Jerry Vondeling, Apr 08th 2011, #1
RE: Britannic Interior, max mann, Apr 08th 2011, #2
RE: Britannic Interior, William B. Barney, Apr 08th 2011, #3
      RE: Britannic Interior, wchaydel, Apr 09th 2011, #4
           RE: Britannic Interior, Jerry Vondeling, Apr 09th 2011, #5
                RE: Britannic Interior, Spammals, Apr 14th 2011, #6
                RE: Britannic Interior, wchaydel, Apr 15th 2011, #7
                     RE: Britannic Interior, Spammals, Apr 17th 2011, #8
                          RE: Britannic Interior, Jerry Vondeling, Apr 17th 2011, #9
                          RE: Britannic Interior, Scott Andrews, Apr 17th 2011, #10
                               RE: Britannic Interior, Morten Jensen, Apr 17th 2011, #11
                               RE: Britannic Interior, Bill West, Apr 17th 2011, #12
                               RE: Britannic Interior, Olaf, Apr 18th 2011, #14
                               RE: Britannic Interior, Spammals, Apr 18th 2011, #15
                               RE: Britannic Interior, Scott Andrews, Apr 18th 2011, #18
                               RE: Britannic Interior, Olaf, Apr 18th 2011, #20
                                    RE: Britannic Interior, Spammals, Apr 18th 2011, #21
                               Listen here...., Scott Andrews, Apr 18th 2011 #19
                               RE: Britannic Interior, frankbelanger, Mar 17th 2017, #22
                Interior fittings auctioned, Ralph Currell, Apr 17th 2011, #13
                     Auction advertisements, Ralph Currell, Apr 18th 2011, #16
                          RE: Auction advertisements, Jerry Vondeling, Apr 18th 2011, #17

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