One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A separate division of many large organs, played using a third manual (keyboard), and typically having distinctively toned stops.
- ‘The design of the white oak casework is inspired by French choir organs.’
- ‘The opportunity was taken to replace the old choir organ with an entirely new organ which includes Great, Swell and Pedal divisions playable from a completely revised, detached all-electric four manual console.’
- ‘Both main and choir organs are by Marcussen & Son of Denmark.’
- ‘The best of these, probably the two choir organs, were retained but were obviously old and decrepit.’
- ‘The great and choir organs were coupled and thumb and toe pistons installed.’
- ‘A new Blower, Bellows and wind system has been built for the choir organ.’
- ‘When the building of the new Baroque church had been completed, two new organs were installed, a gallery organ and a choir organ, separated in two halves right and left in the chancel.’
- ‘For many years they had wished and planned for a great organ in the church of St. Laurens, a lofty building in the Gothic style, which possessed only two small choir organs without pedals.’
- ‘Christopher Herrick has chosen the smaller choir organ that Metzler built in 1979 at the opposite end to the main instrument at Stadtkirche in Switzerland's Zofingen.’
- ‘The ‘second’ organ is a combination of the common type of swell and choir organs now in use, without duplication of stops and with a few additions which would be acceptable.’
- ‘Cathedral organist Jozef Sluys initiated the building of two choir organs by Patrick Collon.’
- ‘The four rank swell mixture increased to five ranks, the voix céleste was continued down to FF, tubular-pneumatic action was fitted to the choir organ, and fifteen pneumatic pistons were added.’
- ‘The organ's console is patterned after those in 19th century French choir organs.’
- ‘There are also two others, to unite the swell and choir organs to the great one, together or separate.’
- ‘The volume of sound is not overpowering in itself but ‘quality rather than quantity’ is perhaps the expression which fits the choir organ best.’
- ‘Some choir organs are completely sealed in an enclosure so as to muffle the sound even more greatly.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.