The Principals of the Thing #2138
. . . an introduction to those pipes which provide organ music its unique voice and character.
Filler – BACH Fantasy in c, BWV 562 (see above)
Filler – LOUIS COUPERIN (see above)
Click here for a thoughtful explanation of the organ’s ‘principal’ pipes, courtesy of Patrick J. Murphy and Associates, Inc.
For a comprehensive introduction to the pipe organ’s many additional facets, check this page provided by the American Guild of Organists and also Lawrence Phelps’s revelatory discourse, Pipe Organ 101. And the recent discovery of a 12th century pipe organ in the Holy Land makes quite clear that the principal organ sounds comes from principal pipes!
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