Tierce Mixture English

Mentioned only by Grove, who does not define it, but only cites three examples: Carillon, Claron and Hörnli. All we can assume is that it is some sort of mixture containing a Tierce rank.

Composition

The Tierce Mixtures in both St. Thomas and St. John the Divine in New York City have exactly the same composition:

Tierce Mixture V-IX
f'''-8 -5 1 3 5 8 10 12 15
c'''-8 1 5 8 10 12 15
g'' 1 5 8 12 15 17
c'' 5 8 12 15 17 19
g' 8 12 15 17 19 22
c' 12 15 17 19 22 24
g0 15 17 19 22 24 26
c0 17 19 22 24 26
G 19 22 24 26 29
C 22 24 26 29 33

The St. Thomas mixture is listed by Osiris[1] as having the following scales: �unisons 46 sc, 18th halving; quintes 47 sc, 18th; tierces 49 sc, 18th�.

Examples

Tierce Mixture V-IX, Grand Choeur; Chancel Organ, St. Thomas, New York City, New York, USA; Aeolian-Skinner (see above).

Tierce Mixture V-IX, Bombarde; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, New York, USA; Aeolian-Skinner 1954 (see above).

Tierce Mixture V-IX (1'), Bombarde; Auditorium, Community of Christ (RLDS) World Headquarters Complex, Independence, Missouri, USA; Casavant 1993.

Tierce Mixture V, Great; Town Hall, Leeds, England; Gray & Davison 1859.

Tierce Mixture III, Enclosed Great; Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA; Moller 1911.

Tierce Mixture III (10, 17, 22), Brass Chorus; Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh 1929-32.

Bibliography

Grove[1]: Carillon; Claron; Horn.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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