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Results of the in-situ measurements of historical and contemporary organs

Twelve instruments (eight historical and four contemporary) pipe organs were investigated in five different regions of Europe. Room acoustical measurements were carried out and the sound of selected pipes was recorded at different locations. The recordings were carried out and the sounds were analyzed by IBP, stationary spectra and attack transients were determined.

The results of the in-situ room acoustical measurements and of the analysis of sound recordings were compared to the results of the listening tests and to the historic scaling of the pipes. Such a complex comparative study of the traditional styles of European organ building was never performed to date.

The results of the in-situ measurements of historical pipe organs built in different styles are very interesting not only for the organ builder community but also for musicologists and musicians. Therefore, the results will be published in international journals of acoustics, organ building and organology.

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