Full Mixture English

A mixture composed of loud Diapason ranks. Only octave and fifth sounding ranks are used in this mixture, which is intended to fill out the foundation chorus.

Composition

Audsley gives the following 5-rank example:

CC to G 1215192226
G# to f1 812151922
f#1 to f2 58121519
f#2 to c4   1581215

Hopkins & Rimbault give the following examples:

Full Mixture III

CC to middle c1 151922
middle c1# to top 81215

Full Mixture III

CC to middle c1 151922
middle c1# to c2 81215
c2# to top 18 15

Full Mixture III-IV

CC to middle c1 151922
middle c1# to top 181215

Full Mixture IV

CC to tenor C 15192226
tenor C# to middle c1# 12151922
c1# to top 181215

Examples

Osiris contains about two dozen examples, ranging from three to seven ranks.

Full Mixture IV (15, 19, 22, 26), Great; Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Hill 1861.

Full Mixture IV (19, 22, 26, 29), Pedal; Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Hill 1861.

Full Mixture III, Swell; Queens College, Oxford, England; Walker 1866 (destroyed).

Full Mixture III, Great; St. Michael's, Tenbury, England; Harrison 1869.

Full Mixture IV (1, 8, 12, 15), Great; First Unitarian Church, Oakland, California, USA; Austin 1938.

Full Mixture VII, Solo; National Cathedral, Washington D.C., USA; Skinner 1939.

Bibliography

Audsley[1]: Full Mixture. Hopkins & Rimbault[1]: § 1112, 1123, 1128-1130, 1135. Irwin[1]: Full Mixture. Skinner[1]: XII Full Mixture. Sumner[1]: Full Mixture. Wedgwood[1]: Full Mixture.
 
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