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  Organ (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Organs range in size from a single, short keyboard to large instruments intended to play a full range of repertoire which typically have three or four manuals and may have as many as seven, plus a two-and-a-half octave pedalboard.
Most classical music for the organ is written on three staves; the upper two for the manuals and the lower one for the pedals.
Accompaniment of human voices, whether a congregation, a choir or a cantor or soloist is the primary purpose of the church organ, and it is highly developed to be suitable for this task.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organ_(music)   (1614 words)

 John Paul Jones' bass pedals
These pedals were made by different companies, with slightly different sounds and features, but all based upon the same idea: the traditional organ pedal set has a standard piano keyboard, but made larger and longer to accomodate the feet.
I picked up on using bass pedals from playing in church." At one point in 1977, JPJ was touring with four sets of pedals onstage, so that he could play bass with his feet no matter which instrument he was playing.
His control box for the Dunn pedals would sit on top of the Fender Rhodes piano, and he was often seen adjusting the volume of the pedals during concerts.
www.geocities.com /jpjkeys/basspedals.html   (561 words)

 The Organ (Page 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The pedals were limited to thirteen notes, and the two parts of the Organ were connected or "coupled".
The alterations therefore consisted of modernising the scale, extending the pedals to 29 notes, coupling the pedals to the "Great" Organ and also coupling the Swell to the same.This added little to the size of the Organ which was practically the same instrument as before, but made it capable of much better combinations.
The Organ was moved to the North Side of the Chancel and housed in the Lady Chapel.
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 Untitled Document
Consumer brand organs, home organs, often did not have weighted expression pedals, so the organist was forced to keep the right font the expression pedal, leaving the left foot to hop around the 13 or 25 pedals unassisted when playing bass parts on the pedals.
All organs have C as the lowest note and middle C is in the middle of the keyboard.
Organs in England often had no pedalboard as English organbuilders and composers were late to accept this expansion of the organ.
www.frogmusic.com /instantorganist.html   (3258 words)

 The VOX Showroom - VOX Organ Volume Pedals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
From left to right; pedal one is a later UK model which was an updated version of pedal number two - an earlier British volume pedal featured in a bronze color.
Pedal two was supplied with the early wooden key Continentals.
Pedals three and four are of Italian production and these pedal casings later became the casings for the Italian Wah Wah's.
www.voxshowroom.com /uk/organ/org_pedals.html   (70 words)

 Wicks Organ Company
The console is usually separated from the rest of the organ, to which it is connected with a cable, and is often decorated with cabinetwork that matches the decor of the church.
In modern organs at least the Great is generally exposed, to help overcome the somewhat distant effect of the enclosed divisions.
EXPRESSION PEDALS: Pedals used by the organist to manipulate the adjustable louvers or Swell Shades with which enclosed divisions of the organ are provided.
organ.wicks.com /display_page?p=290&o=8   (4975 words)

 St Mary's Church Organ, Thatcham - Iain's web site.
Pedals were added in 1850, at a cost of £40.
The organ was either replaced or upgraded in 1866, as it then became a three manual organ.
According to the National Pipe Organ Register, Gray and Davison did further work on the organ in 1955, when pneumatic action was apparently added to the pedals - although today they appear to be direct action again, so perhaps this is a mistake in the records.
web.ukonline.co.uk /iaind/organ/organ.htm   (217 words)

 An In-Depth Look at the Console
The majority of the organ repertoire is still playable on these instruments since the missing notes are not frequently used.
Organs is Europe and older American organs have a flat and straight pedalboard.
All the pedals are an equal distance from the floor.
nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu /~bodinew/Pages/Console.html   (955 words)

 OrganPEDALS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
I rebuilt the pedals on a pipe organ that is being restored.
The organ is an  1874 Garret House instrument, located in the former Congregational Church of Lake Linden in Michigan's Kewenau Peninsula in the Western Upper Peninsula.
Many of the original pedal pieces were so worn that the elevation difference was nearly a half inch in some areas.
www.woodwardwoodworks.homestead.com /OrganPEDALS.html   (262 words)

 Pedal to the Metal
Pianos have sustain pedals, which disengage the felt muting pads from the piano's strings, allowing legato performance, as if the instrument were a harp, all of notes played after the pedal is activated lasting until the strings decay naturally, or until the pedal is released.
There is also a soft pedal, which, though it obviously has its uses on an acoustic instrument for instant volume reduction and tone muting, isn't really applicable to electronic instruments where you can accomplish the same thing (only more so) when you set up the tone and volume of your voice.
The third pedal on a piano is sostenuto, which only sustains only the notes that are held down at the time the pedal is depressed, but not the notes played after.
www.arrangerworkstation.com /pedal2metal.htm   (1951 words)

 The Virtual Theatre Organ - Midi Pedals 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The pedals have a cover that can be removed to access the control panel of the Casio.
There is room on top for the volume pedal and possibly some toe studs in the future.
The pedals are easy to move and are small enough to fit in the back of my SUV along with the keyboards.
virtualorgan.com /?Page=31   (84 words)

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Step 3: I would call an organ dealer that specializes in Hammond organs and Leslie speakers (see Contact section) and discuss what you want/need and see what their recommendation is and what they have presently available.
The Altenberg Piano House 1150 E. Jersey St. Elizabeth, NJ 1-800-526-6979 The Altenburg Piano House advertises itself to be the largest piano and organ dealer from Maine to Florida, and claims to have 11 floors of pianos and organs.
Pedal Skills Book 2 $6.95 "Excellent course continues." This book appears to be a lot more helpful since chords or right hand notes are given with the pedal notes.
www.theaterorgans.com /hammond/faq/files/b3-letter.txt   (9681 words)

 Organ : Technics SX-A1 Show Organ
The organ was made for a local performing artist at the cost of $65,000.
The organ is a console with full pedal board and two 65 note keyboards.
The finish on the organ is a white ebony with chrome accents.
www.netinstruments.com /a.php?a=30343   (314 words)

 Jean Sibelius -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Sibelius built much of his music with melodies that have very powerful modal implications, and that are drawn out over a number of notes.
He preferred simple harmonization with some form of long sustained note underneath, called a pedal after organ pedals that produce such low sustained sounds.
He stated "music often loses its way without a pedal." Because of this, Sibelius' music is sometimes considered insufficiently complex, but he was immediately respected by his peers, including (Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)) Gustav Mahler.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/je/jean_sibelius.htm   (1001 words)

 Jordan Rudess' Community Forums - other Roland PK5 midi bass pedal players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
I am an organ playing accordionist, interested in finding a way to use the pedal bass of the organ for my accordion playing.
I have a full bass pedal system of an old theatre organ that I would make midi but it would require lots of research which frankly I would like to avoid.
Rather than using a sustain pedal (which would get tricky because you would run out of feet), you can activate "hold" in basically the same way as changing octaves for a preset.
www.jordanrudess.com /phpbb/showthread.php?t=3096   (1170 words)

 ARSIS: Catalog: SACD402
Bruhns was also an accomplished violinist and is said to have incorporated this instrument when improvising on the organ, picking up the violin and playing it with his hands while he played the organ pedals with his feet.
The Bridge case was kept and used for the Simmons and Willcox Organ and for the Hook and Hastings Organ.
The Brattle Organ, the first permanent organ in a church in New England, had been installed in the wooden meeting house in 1713 and was moved to the gallery of the granite church.
www.arsisaudio.com /cd402.html   (2423 words)

 Search Results for pedal - Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The name may derive from the low tones sustained by organ pedals, although a pedal point can occur in the...
musical instrument in which pedals control a mechanism raising the pitch of given strings by a semitone (single action) or by both a semitone and a whole tone (double action).
The organ builders reached the peak of their achievement about 1700 in the work of Arp Schnitger.
www.britannica.com /search?query=pedal&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (477 words)

 Organic! Funk Organ Trio
On the bridge of “End of the Road,” the organ is routed through an Echoplex, which John manipulated in real-time as they recorded the track.
The sound of the Hammond organ is controlled by a series of nine harmonic drawbars.
In a typical organ trio, the organist plays the bass, using either his left hand on the lower manual or his feet on the organ pedals.
www.organicnyc.com /soundandstory.html   (1414 words)

 The Organ Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Try pressing a pedal with your hand and see how strong the tension is. Your leg is stronger than your arm, but the pressure has a bad effect on the feet.
When the pedals are too close to the bench (for me this is the norm) I frequently prefer to play in bare feet--no socks.
If you want to be nice to an organ change into your organ shoes at the console or at least wipe the soles of your shoes very thoroughly before you begin to play.
www.bargainsail.com /forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=606   (1984 words)

 The Pipe Organ Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Electronic organs having replaced the more expensive to manufacture reed organs which in the virtuoso's instance consists of 530 brass reeds comprising ten ranks on a scope of 26 stops, of which 10 are speaking stops and 16 are couplers and octaves, tremulent
I have fairly free access to a couple of Pipe Organs in two churches, one is an M.P.Moller 6 rank organ opus 8881 from 1955, the other is an 11 rank organ from 1929 of undetermined origins.
It will be trucked across the country to become my residence organ, only the fifth such organ in the county.
theatreorgans.com /adventure   (331 words)

 Classical Voice of North Carolina
Unlike most area churches which have the organist tucked away in the choir stalls, the organ console in Whitley Auditorium is center stage with the manuals, stops and pedals visible to all, as well as the full range of physical skills of the organist.
The sixteen organ concertos were composed to be played during the intermissions of the composer's many oratorios, often with Handel improvising at the keyboard.
Along with Widor, Guilmant established the French organ symphony although he called his works of this type "sonatas." Among his pupils were composer and organist Marcel Dupré and Nadia Boulanger, midwife to generations of American composers.
www.cvnc.org /reviews/2002/may/KingCasavant.html   (930 words)

 Organ Lessons in ZhurnalWiki
The "Book of the Organ" depicts its construction: craftsman David Moore in Vermont smelted and cast the ingots of metal himself, hammered them out by hand into sheets, and formed them into pipes.
Cut to another Wednesday in Georgetown, 29 July 1998: in the Grace Episcopal Church organ loft Larry Molinaro is teaching, again within the great-spirited force field that seems to surround him and the church.
He tells us that, some years ago, the church tower bells were accidentally wired to the light switch in the men's room --- so that whenever a new parson went to use the facilities, the whole town knew it.
zhurnal.net /ww/zw?OrganLessons   (622 words)

 Zimbel Press -- Catalogue: Organ
This work is a jaunty and humorous organ solo for pedals alone that suggests ragtime with its rhythms.
This brief and meditative organ work is suitable as a prelude or offertory, especially during penitential seasons, or for use during communion.
This three movement organ work was commissioned by the village of Webster, New York in celebration of its 100th anniversary (1905-2005).
www.zimbel.com /cat-org.html   (2922 words)

 Chet Smith Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Chet is a master improviser on piano, organ and orchestral synthesizer.
His startling ability to execute facile lines on the organ bass pedals is reminiscent of Ray Brown’s masterful acoustic bass style and Sam Jones’ soulful ness on the upright instrument.
He combines technical wizardry and artistic brilliance, which expands the limitations of traditional organ by adding a symphonic scope of sounds in addition to his unique and exciting heel-toe walking bass technique.
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 R.W. Designs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Consolette is the first professional MIDI controller pedalboard designed to fit into B-3 organs*, or sit on the floor to expand an existing rig's versatility.
Each Consolette is hand crafted with solid maple pedals and a light-weight cast-aluminum frame for strength and durability.
Also includes a volume pedal bracket (bracket not shown in picture---you supply your own volume pedal).
www.rwdesigns.org   (173 words)

 Jordan Rudess' Community Forums - Floor pedals to trigger backing chords (ie: Geddy Lee)
The owner of the company's name is Vern Jones and he has a 13 pedal unit for $35 and a 2 octave version.
The organ I have in mind is so damaged due to mice that i would probably take my life in hand turning it on.
Theoretically, you should be putting mostly downward pressure on the pedals, so it shouldnt move around much.
www.jordanrudess.com /forum/showthread.php?p=36754   (889 words)

 Animus Music Publishing- UK~ News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The follow-on volume to Self Taught, with simple pieces for organ with pedals as well as more help, ideas and suggestions for repertoire.
In the third panel we arrive at the small township of Seascale, on the Cumbrian coast, where the church bears the dedication of St. Cuthbert and for whose beautiful Hill organ the work was written.
Original organ music and arrangements from the end of the nineteenth century, including works by William Spark, Edouard Silas, Sir George Macfarren, Sir Walter Parratt and Henry Smart.
www.animus.org.uk /Organ   (2406 words)

She often drove the 1917 Ford dairy truck to the church on Saturdays to practice Sunday’s hymns on that organ.
She was a short, heavy-set young woman, and the organ’s pedals had to be pumped continuously; if the pumping stopped, the music stopped!
I watched her feet and, at an early age, learned to operate those pedals with my hands: right pedal down, left down, right, left, and so on.
www.showmenews.com /2004/Jul/20040705Life003.asp   (598 words)

 Piano World News Page
Our woodworker, carver and Reed organ man, Dale was doing better after his chemo treatments but he is now on Dr. Quack's (my) alternative therapy-- a hyper alkaline calcium treatment.
It is chrome tanned for longevity and it takes 15 minutes for a reed organ reservoir to open using it for flap valves.
These are for reed organs and player pianos and haven't been built like this for decades.
www.thepianoworld.com   (1434 words)

 The Virtual Theatre Organ - Midi Pedals 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Thirteen pedals just weren’t enough, and 32 just won’t fit in my vehicle.
So I compromised with a 25 note pedalboard from an old Thomas organ.
These pedals are longer than regular spinet organ pedals and you can manage basic toe heal playing, yet they are portable enough to be carried in a car.
virtualorgan.com /?Page=25   (73 words)

 Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ multiple authors Book - Sacred - Kevin Mayhew Ltd. - Organ - Intermediate Series from ...
Pedal Mastery (for Organ) Joyce Jones - INT ORG Intermediate...
At the Organ with Virgil Fox - ADV ORG Advanced - Classical A...
This edition is arranged for organ with pedals.
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