> Nick writes:
> > Just 2x8' get so boring
> Must disagree rather emphatically. No more boring than just 3 x 8' on
> a good piano. Changes in kinds of registration are a nice thing as a
> special treat, but they are pretty trivial and useless in the process
> of making a large work not boring.
I don't know for sure, but I suspect Nick was just trying to tweak us. He knows that many of us have made lots of 2x8 Italians by choice, and have our reasons for doing so.
> What makes it work is what the player can do with the resources at hand.
> Owen, who even when he has the option, rarely plays with much besides
> 2 x 8', and who, when he is boring, manages that for completely other
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