Wednesday, February 22, 2006

ASSIGNMENT CHRISTUS VINCIT

Greetings readers!
I'm looking for ideas for the Top 10 LEAST POPULAR Organ Stops. This top 10 list would be included in this Sunday's Christus Vincit Podcast (episode #18, forthcoming). The ten best ideas would be included, and those who posted them would get mention as well (and, if you have a blog, I'll even mention your blog on the show).

Deadline is noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday February 26, 2006. Please use the comments link to submit your ideas.

Thanks much.

NOTE: These CAN be FUNNY!

Peace,
BMP

10 comments:

Charles said...

Mine is the coronet, most likely due to living in France for two years.

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Quintadena.

Especially when it's the only 8' flute on the Great.

~nb

lyn f. said...

In a recent issue of The American Organist, there was, on the back page, an article detailing the vices and virtues of the Voix Humaine. Some love it, some hate it, and there are various other opinions in between.

Argent said...

Lyn,

Here's one vote for not liking Voix Humaine. It really grates on me for some reason.

Argent said...

Oh, BTW, one that always makes me laugh is the Cromorne.

Brian Michael Page said...

Yeah, something about that "Voix Humaine" (aka "Vox Humana" and "Human Voice") - especially when that human voice sounds like the "fat lady". After all, it ain't over till the fat lady sings! ;-)

Peace,
BMP

Brian Michael Page said...

OK all - here goes:
My vote for least popular organ stop goes to one that's almost exclusive to Lowrey instruments:

the BANJO!

Peace,
BMP

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

LOL the first organ I had my hands on, my great-grandmother's Hammond T-500 spinet had a banjo on it!

~nb

Matthew Meloche said...

Due to the fact that we have one organist in the city who uses it for EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF MUSIC EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY, my vote goes to the tremolo. It's probably not technically considered a stop... but it's very very annoying in 99% of cases.

Anonymous said...

The Conn trumpet which is 10 times louder than the rest of the stops on the organ (yeah, I've got to use it for a wedding tomorrow)...

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