Other advice very good,here are the basics: for continuo the basic 1
stop is the 8' gedeckt(stopped wood flute which is fairly compact especially
when short octave is used. Second stop is a 4' principal or open flute with
conical metal pipes if you want less shrillness of the principal: then a
quint 2&2/3s and two foot but each stop adds another $5000 or so. The more
stops add also to the movability and need for tuning. The 8' hardly needs
much. If the organ is used as a solo instrument it needs the additional
upper voices but for continuo the one stop can be quite beautiful.
Jack Peters who did build small organs before harpsichords.
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From: "Nicholas Bunning" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2003 11:08 PM
Subject: Continuo Organ - help
> Can someone recommend a selection of stops for a portable continuo organ!
> (The sort of thing you'd see in a perf. of a Bach Cantata)
> It's going to look like a little chest, and I've never owned an organ
> before. I was hoping for some input from players. 8' +? +? I'd like
> quint (is that what its called) what's a good complement of stops for
> versatile continuo work?