Some organbuilders set trends where others follow

Jonathan Ambrosino, organ critic, reviewing the Texas A&M organ for Choir & Organ magazine

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"Some organbuilders set trends where others follow. But some builders don't seem to pay much attention to that sort of thing, instead working out personal solutions to musical beliefs and building organs as a result. Charles Kegg seems to fit this mold, for while his approach could be considered mainstream, it is no less personal for being so..... (Concerning borrowing,)divisions are divisions and stops are stops, and any extensions should be viewed solely as a convenience, almost as stop-specific couplers. One senses that in all but Kegg's smallest organs, removing the extension would still yield a responsible core ensemble....Many modern organs start out with engaging color, only to conclude at a plain, almost predictable ensemble... The reverse can be found here, where the calm start has a more dramatic and textured conclusion, in an organ finished to a clear plan and with evident care."

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