Diapason sentence example
This is about a semitone below the Diapason Normal, and a just minor third lower than the St Jacobi organ in the same city (1688), measured by Herr Schmahl, a' 489.2.
Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley (vide Ellis's lecture) regarded the French ton de chapelle as being about a minor third below the Diapason Normal, a' 435, and said that most of the untouched organs in the French cathedrals were at this low pitch.
But the Philharmonic Society adopted the Diapason Normal in 1896, and the military bands have not gone with it.
Other countries have gradually followed, and, with few exceptions, the low pitch derived from the Diapason Normal may be said to prevail throughout the musical world.
But Zarlino uncompromisingly declared that the syntonous or intense diatonic scale was the only form that could reasonably be sung; and in proof of its perfection he exhibited the exact arrangement of its various diatonic intervals, to the fifth inclusive, in every part of the diapason or octave.Advertisement
The great organ contains ten stops the open diapason of very superior quality, stop ditto, principal, 12th.
The large open diapason is the old pedal ' cello, which was of diapason scale and tone.
The Dulciana is a soft diapason with no trace of string tone.
The Dulciana is unexpectedly lovely, a silvery, gentle diapason.
A private benefactor, possibly one of the musical Swinburne brothers, had the 16 foot diapason added in 1896.Advertisement
The one exception was the relatively enormous open diapason which swamped everything in the organ.
The vibration number stated in the edict establishing the Diapason Normal is 870 (435), which for comparison will be here adhered to.
It was the irrepressible upward tendency that caused the French government in 1859, acting with the advice of Halevy, Meyerbeer, Auber, Ambroise Thomas and Rossini, to establish by law the Diapason Normal.