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subtle blends and grades. The a rcane baroque reeds are also full of
clean, strong colour. Such an organs I find never sound muddy or
opaque; and the sharpness of the voicing make it far more interesting
than the bland tones and smooth a t t a c k subsequently favoured.
The swell-box was an early eighteenth-century invention, not much
exploited till the nineteenth. Crescendos and diminuendos are not in the
fundamental character of the organ. A skilful gradation of r egister can
give all the impression of climax or relaxation needed — especially if there
is an assistant in the organ loft to help work the stops.
(c) Because of its sustained tone and lack of dynamic accentuation
the organ needs even more generous silences of phrasing and an
iculation than other instruments.
(d) In accompanying, the organ has to avoid not only being too l oin I
but too opaque for the accompanied parts.
(748) Friedrich Erhard Niedt, Musicalische Handleitung, II, 1 " /(><>
'When only one or two parts sing or play, he needs on the main merely
the 8-foot Gedackt and no pedal at all; if there are more p a r t s to of position,...
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