Organ Improv on Hosanna Filio David
  • I spent the day tweaking our live streaming setup at Mater Dei Harrisburg, and needed to check audio balance with the organ for Easter. I decided to play with a timely chant theme: Hosanna Filio David.

    We're setup now with three camera angles (two different views of the sanctuary, and the nave view in this video), and six mics (one near the altar, one at the pulpit, two pointed at the sanctuary from the left & right, and a stereo pair pointed at the choir loft). It's not perfect, and we still have glitches... but at least we're delivering a decent view and sound to our parishioners. Strange times, these.

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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Wonderful!!
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  • M. Jackson Osborn
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    Fantastiche!
    Wunderbar!
  • Thank you for this.

    What is the instrument on which you play?

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  • It's an 1885 Felgemaker, overhauled, expanded, and revoiced in 2009 by a local organbuilder, R.J. Brunner & Associates. In its current configuration it's a 2 manual (61 note compass) + pedal (32 notes) comprising 28 ranks.

    Spec:

    Great
    61 Notes

    • Principal 8′ 61 New Pipes
    • Hohlflote 8′ 61 Existing Pipes, Revoiced
    • Gemshorn 8′ 61 New Pipes
    • Dulciana 8′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Octave 4′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Flute d’Amour 4′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Twelfth 2 2/3′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Fifteenth 2′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Mixture III 183 New Pipes
    • Trumpet 8′ 61 New Pipes
    • Clarinet 8′ from Swell
    • Clarion 4′ from Trumpet, 12 Pipes

    Swell
    61 Notes, Enclosed

    • Gedeckt 16′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Geigen Principal 8′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Stopped Diapason 8′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Salicional 8′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Vox Celeste 8′ TC 49 Existing Pipes
    • Gemshorn 4′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Harmonic Flute 4′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Piccolo 2′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Sesquialtera II 122 New Pipes
    • Oboe 8′ 61 Existing Pipes
    • Clarinet 8′ 61 New Pipes
    • Trumpet 8′ from Great
    • Tremulant

    Pedal
    32 Notes

    • Open Diapason 16′ 32 Existing Open Wood Pipes
    • Subbass 16′ 32 Existing Stopped Wood Pipes
    • Lieblich Gedeckt 16′ from Swell
    • Octave 8′ 32 Existing Façade and other Pipes
    • Bass Flute 8′ from Subbass, 12 Pipes
    • Choral Bass 4′ from Octave 8′, 12 Pipes
    • Flute 4′ from Swell 16′
    • Trombone 16′ 32 New Pipes
    • Trumpet 8′ from Great

    Couplers
    • Swell to Great 16′, 8′, and 4′
    • Great to Pedal 8′, 4′
    • Swell to Pedal 8′, 4′
    • Great and Swell to Pedal 8′ Reversibles on Thumb and Toe Pistions

    Accessories
    • Swell and Crescendo Shoes
    • Sforzando Reversible
    • Zimbelstern