Saturday, 2 June 2018

The Vermont Town That Has Way Too Many Organs

quote [ After decades of organ donation, Brattleboro is looking for new homes for old musical instruments. ]

The captain's name was Morgan
[SFW] [music] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:35amGMT]

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ComposerNate said[1] @ 7:49am GMT on 2nd Jun [Score:5]
A big fan of pump organs, I now own three in my home of differing sizes, have owned and repaired another... three or four? They blend better with voice and guitar than piano, are usually free if you don't mind fixing them up some, never need tuning, can be carried much easier than a piano, sound so much nicer than anything electronic.

A song I wrote specifically for my big organ:
https://tnathanroane.bandcamp.com/track/sacrifice

I more often stuck one in the background as orchestral filler:
https://tnathanroane.bandcamp.com/track/saddled-up-to-my-last-intent

T. Nathan Roane - Composer - 04 Arabic Blues
donnie said @ 11:48am GMT on 2nd Jun
You've got an organ going there, no wonder the sound has so much body.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:20pm GMT on 4th Jun
ComposerNate has great body and his organ is truly something to behold.
5th Earth said @ 11:37pm GMT on 2nd Jun
Highlights a common problem with museums--taking in new materials is work and costs money, so they really can't just take in any old whatever that comes their way.
HoZay said @ 2:47am GMT on 3rd Jun
The country church I went to as a kid had one of those pump organs. Unfortunately, it was a Catholic church, so the music sucked.

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