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Salomons House Welte Philharmonic Organ
By Jim Crank

It would be most helpful if some of our friends in England would copy
down and report the exact ranks in the organ that each player system
uses.

The Style 10 has always been a subject of some confusion.  Knowing
exactly what ranks are used might clear up this mystery.  The stop list
from Durward Center published by the MBSI and the list given in Art
Reblitz's book are the only stop lists so far seen.  Does the Salo-
mons organ use the same stop list, or is it different, using the
Philharmonic organ stop list?

Also, some publications say that the brass trombones and trumpets in
the Welte Style 10 and their other orchestrions used free reeds, not
striking reeds.  Is this true for the Solomons Welte organ?  In point
of fact, were these really free reed stops?  There is a vast difference
in tonal quality between free-reed and striking-reed stops.

The same goes for the Welte Philharmonic rolls.  Published stop lists
vary all over the place on just what was used in residence organs
playing these rolls.  The only guide I used in designing my scanners is
the American Philharmonic (1925) and Kimball-Welte (1935) tracker bar
stop lists.  Since this a European version, it would be most useful to
know whether any different stop list was used.

Jim Crank


(Message sent Sat 15 Sep 2007, 14:52:07 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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