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MIDI Control for Funeral Home Organ
By John Nolte

[ I asked John for more information about the organ installation.
 [ -- Robbie

Robbie, the Wangerin player organ will be installed in the music
room of a large home.  The room is two stories high, and the pipes will
be in a chamber on the upper level.  The original organ has two manuals
and pedal playing three unit ranks at various pitches.  The original
specification had a stopped flute at 16', a string at 8', and a Vox
Humana 8'.  At some point the Vox Humana was replaced with a Diapason.
The owner only has about a dozen rolls.  The player system was designed
by Edmund Verlinden when he was at Wangerin.  The owner wants to be
able to play a much wider variety of music.

Peterson makes several versions of MIDI resource systems.  All of them
allow record/playback with a sequencer, and standard MIDI files can be
played through the system.  Registration function can be automatic or
manual, since organs seldom have identical stops available.

John Nolte

 [ The questions for MMDer's: If you were installing this 3-rank pipe
 [ organ in your own home, what style of ready-to-play music would you
 [ like to hear?  Is this style of music available as a MIDI file for
 [ a 3-rank pipe organ?  -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 27 Mar 2010, 12:38:50 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Control, Funeral, Home, MIDI, Organ

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