The Great Organ in the Boston Music Hall: Being a Brief History of the Enterprise from Its Commencement, with a Description of the Instrument; Together with the Inaugural Ode, and Some Account of the Opening Ceremonies on the Evening of November 2, 1863; to which is Appended a Short Account of the Principal Organs in England and on the Continent of Europe
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Pagina 90 - And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Pagina 40 - Rose like an exhalation, with the sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a temple, where pilasters round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With golden architrave ; nor did there want Cornice or frieze, with bossy sculptures graven •, The roof was fretted gold.
Pagina 39 - ... inspection of the throat and chest. In the case of the organ, however, we have the advantage of being able to minutely inspect every throat and larynx, to walk into the interior of the working mechanism, and to see the adaptation of each part to its office. In absolute power and compass the Music-Hall organ ranks among the three or four mightiest instruments ever built. In the perfection of all its parts, and in its whole arrangements, it challenges comparison with any the world can show. Such...
Pagina 21 - IT is impossible to speak in terms of too high praise of the manner in which Lady Lovat has discharged the labour of love and reference which she undertook, while Mgr.
Pagina 38 - ... mouths and others are furnished with vibratory tongues. And, lastly, we can easily understand that the great interior spaces of the organ must of themselves furnish those resonant surfaces which we saw provided for, on a small scale, in the nasal passages, — the sounding-board of the human larynx. The great organ of the Music Hall is a choir of nearly six thousand vocal throats. Its largest windpipes are thirty-two feet in length, and a man can crawl through them. Its finest tubes are too small...
Pagina 72 - Sonata in E-flat ; for two Manuals and Pedal : 1. Allegro moderato. 2. Adagio. 3. Allegro — Bach. By John K. Paine, Organist at the West Church, Boston, and Musical Instructor at Harvard University. 3. Grand Fugue in fi minor — Bach. By W. Eugene Thayer, of Worcester. 4. Grand Double Chorus : " He led them through the deep," and Chorus: " But the waters overwhelmed their enemies.
Pagina 58 - Russell's recommendation, which has been explained by the fact that vibrating solids divide into harmonic lengths, separated by nodal points of rest, and that these last are equally distributed at aliquot parts of its whole length. If the whole extent of the walls be in vibration, its angles should come in at the nodal points in order to avoid the confusion arising from different vibrating lengths ; and for this reason they are placed at aliquot parts of its entire length. Thus the hall is itself...
Pagina 38 - ... organ, and the great organ, and the piano and forte pedal-organ. Twelve pairs of bellows, which it is intended to move by water-power, derived from the Cochituate reservoirs, furnish the breath which pours itself forth in music. Those beautiful effects, for which the organ is incomparable, the crescendo 'and diminuendo, — the gradual rise of the sound from the lowest murmur to the loudest blast, and the dying fall by which it steals gently back into silence, — the dissolving views, so to...
Pagina 40 - ... that which the almost breathing figure would seem to delight in, as our imagination invests it with momentary consciousness. As we return to the impression produced by the grand facade, we are more and more struck with the subtile art displayed in its adaptations and symbolisms. Never did any structure we have looked upon so fully justify Madame do StaeTs definition of architecture, as