Skip to comments.Giant organ brings French sound to NY
Posted on 03/28/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (AFP) Here's heavy metal music that won't give you a headache: a French-built organ with more than 6,000 steel pipes that has just started thundering from a New York church.
The organ, built by master artisans in France, draws on centuries of French organ tradition, creating an authentic Baroque sound that other makers just can't copy, according to organist Dennis Keene.
"It reminds you of Versailles at the king's arrival. We don't have this kind of sounds in the US," Keene enthused.
The instrument, comprising a staggering 6,183 pipes in 111 ranks, will be officially inaugurated in May at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue in New York.
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An interior view of Church of the Ascension with some of the pipes of the new Manton Memorial Organ, built by Frenchman Pascal Quoirin and said to be the first French built pipe organ in New York. (AFP/File/Don Emmert)
Heh heh he.
nope. Too easy...
This is a musical related thread, not an anatomy thread. Thanks!
I thought this was an article about Bill Clinton.
Are there tulips on the organ?
Awww, c’mon. Who needs a wonderful, majestic church organ when you can have a worship team complete with guitars, drums and bongos?
You rascal, you.
When I was a youngster I helped move all these organs from a barn into a museum. I think there were 78 of them at the time.
Bill Clinton was famously tiny. “Infantile and childlike” is how Monica described the Presidential Branch if I recall correctly.
As my grandmother says of her church.
Its like a bad talent show these days.
There’s a lot of pieces to them things.. and it’s not light, all them pipes,, my back is twinging thinking about it..
Careful now. I happen to play lead guitar in a church worship team.
"Vive le France!
You need a giant organ to say “I surrender!” How ironic.
Reminds me of the time I visited my hubby’s church in NH. (I’m from the south). I almost fell asleep during the ‘praise and worship’. What is that little frame on the wall with three sets of numbers, and how do I know what to sing? Apparently they have these things called, hymnals.
Remember...you can play with my piano but don’t touch my organ!
Well don’t fret over it
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