Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle harmonium/piano tuning
Date: May 20, 2013
Has anyone had the misfortune of trying to tune a piano with a harmonium/reed organ in this lovely work? We had the misfortune of having rented an 1880's reed organ for our performance and discovered upon delivery (at the dress rehearsal no less) that it was tuned at A=435. Other than retuning a piano to match this, does anyone have a solution to this problem? We ended up using an electric piano that had a harmonium option that we grabbed from a student in the piano lab and plugged speakers into it. It sounded fine in a pinch but was NOT even close to authentic for obvious reasons.
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