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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:15:46 -0700
From: "Timothy J. Tikker" <>
Subject: Re: Pantaleon

As I recall, the Pantaleon was a hammered dulcimer.

- Timothy Tikker


Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 22:04:03 -0700
From: "Timothy J. Tikker" <>
Subject: Re: organ size
Re: Mother Church of Christ Scientist, Boston.

I have studied the stoplist of this organ at length, and there is no 64' stop,
though there are five 32' stops.

I think tour-guides get easily confused about organs.  Just today I was in
Charleston's Huguenot church and heard a guide describe the 1845 Henry Erben
organ's builder as being from Germany;  he was a New Yorker!

While the Mother CS organ is vast, there are larger church organs in the USA:
West Point Chapel and Crystal Cathedral.  And there are secular organs even
larger:  Atlantic City Convention Hall and Wanamaker's in Philadelphia.  Only
Atlantic City has an actual 64' stop.

BTW, just this past Saturday I played the Fisk organ at Myerson Hall in Dallas
again.  It has three full-length 32' stops, but no 64'.

-Timothy Tikker

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