Shelley - -
Ooops! Forgot about that. Yes, If you're going to do
the Saint-Saens "Organ Symphony", the orchestra had
best tune to the organ. I should have remembered that
because here in Orlando we are fortunate to have a
goodly number of fine orchestra musicians, and several
fine church organs and organists who frequently perform
together. What a great sound!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelley Herman" <saherman@...>
To: "John Elving" <leaderman@...>; "J Martin"
<Jmartin30@...>; "Burt Szabo"
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [bbshop] Pitchpipes and A-440
If the orchestra is performing in a hall with a pipe
organ, the tuning of
the pipe organ determines where A is. (Or is that what
Shelley A. Herman
Acoustronics Sound Co.
on 10/29/2004 5:50 AM, John Elving at
> Ah, but here comes the rub. Depending on who is
> conducting, and where
> the orchestra is located, that A can be anywhere from
> A-440 to A-446. As
> a piano tuner, I have had to tune many times at any
> of those pitches.
> And the amazing thing is that they can tell if it
> isn't at the pitch
> they prescribe. Seiji Ozawa can tell you within a
> gnats hair whether it
> is at A-442 (where he wants it) or not.
> Sing-cerely & Humm-bly,
> John Elving