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Introduction to the Project

RECAP OF PREPARATORY AND DETAILED ACOUSTIC TEST SITES

Preparatory Acoustic Testing, Boston, November 1998

  1. Church of the Advent   
  2. Old West Church        
  3. Gordon Chapel, Old South Church      
  4. Sanctuary, Old South Church               
  5. Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church      
  6. Sanctuary, Emmanuel Church   
  7. Library, Emmanuel Church                               
  8. Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Art
  9. Old North Church, Marblehead           
  10. Chapel, Gordon College                                  
  11. New Hope Methodist Church, Methuen           
  12. Church of St. John The Evangelist, Beacon Hill
  13. African Meeting House, Afro American Museum          
  14. Tsai Performance Center, Boston University     
  15. Marsh Chapel, Boston University                                 
  16. Concert Room, Boston Conservatory              
  17. Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory                     
  18. Memorial Church, Harvard University  
  19. Edward M. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music
  20. Busch Hall, Harvard University            
  21. Agassiz Theater, Harvard University                 
  22. Sanders Theatre, Harvard University                
  23. Margaret Jewett Hall, First Congregational, Cambridge
  24. Lindsay Chapel, First Congregational, Cambridge
  25. Sanctuary, First Congregational, Cambridge     
  26. Payne Hall, Harvard University
  27. Residence Living Room                                   
  28. Residence Kitchen                               

Detailed Acoustic Testing

Boston and New York, March 2001

  1. Harvard Hall, Harvard Club, Boston                            
  2. Emmanuel Church, Boston                                           
  3. Saint Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, NY             

Eisenstadt and Fertöd, May 2001

  1. Schloβ Esterházy, Schlosskapelle, Eisenstadt, Austria
  2. Schloβ Esterházy, Haydnsaal, Eisenstadt, Austria                     
  3. Schloβ Esterházy, Empiresaal, Eisenstadt, Austria                     
  4. Esterházy Palace, Music Room, Fertőd, Hungary         

Vienna, June 2001

  1. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Festsaal           
  2. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Johannessaal    
  3. Hofburg Palace, Groβer Redoutensaal                         
  4. Hofburg Palace, Kleine Redoutensaal                           
  5. Palais Lobkowitz, Eroica-Saal, Österreichisches Theatermuseum          
  6. Wiener Konzerthaus Groβer-Saal                                
  7. Wiener Konzerthaus Schubert-Saal                              
  8. Wiener Konzerthaus Mozart-Saal                                
  9. Wiener Konzerthaus Schoenberg-Saal

Salzburg, June 2001

  1. Alte Schloss, Fürstenzimmer, Festung Hohensalzburg
  2. Salzburg Residenz, Carabinierisaal                               
  3. Salzburg Residenz, Rittersaal                            
  4. Salzburg Residenz, Ratszimmer            

The Netherlands, September 2001

  1. Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam                                           
  2. Concertgebouw, Amsterdam                                                   
  3. Doopsgezinde church, Haarlem                        
  4. Nieuwe Kerk, Haarlem (1649)                        
  5. Hervormde Kerk, Oosthuizen, near Haarlem                            
  6. Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Midwolda, near Groningen        
  7. Hervormde Kerk, Oostwold, near Groningen               
  8. Der Aa-kerk, Groningen (1246)                      

London and Snape, September 2001

  1. Wigmore Hall, London            
  2. Banqueting House, London                                          
  3. Maltings, Snape (1967)                       

Rome, September 2001

  1. Palazzo del Quirinale, La Cappella Paolina                               
  2. Palazzo Barberini, Grande Salone (also called Sala di Cortona)
  3. Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, (formerly San Giacomo degli Spagnoli)
  4. Oratorio “Sala Borromini,” Chiesa Nuova
  5. Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso, San Marcello
  6. Oratorio di San Lucia del Gonfalone
  7. Oratorio di San Giovanni Decollato
  8. Palazzo Barberini, Sala dei Festi Barberini (also called Sala di Apollo)
  9. Palazzo Barberini, Sala dei Marmi
  10. Palazzo Barberini, Grande Salone (Salone di Pietro da Cortona)
  11. Palazzo Barberini, Sala Millevoi giá della Balconata (Sala degli affreschi di Tassi e Lagi)
  12. Palazzo della Cancelleria, Sala dei Cento Giorni (Hall of One Hundred Days)
  13. Palazzo della Cancelleria, Sala Riaria
  14. San Clemente al Laterano, Upper Church
  15. Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
  16. Santa Maria in Cosmedin
  17. Santa Prassede all’Esquilino (St. Praxedes)
  18. Santi Cosma e Damiano in Via Sacra (St. Cosmas and St. Damian)
  19. Palazzo Vaticano, Cappella Sistina

Opera, January 2004

  1. Chateau de Versailles, Opéra Royal, Versailles
  2. Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique, Salle des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris
  3. Dom St. Peter und Paul, Naumburg
  4. Eckhof-Theater, Gotha
  5. Markgrafentheater, Erlangen
  6. Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth
  7. Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen
  8. Schloßtheater, Ludwigsburg
  9. Drottningholms Slottsteater, Drottningholm
  10. Drottningholm Slottsteater, Déjeuner Salon, Drottningholm
  11. Espace de projection (ESPRO), Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris

Bach Organ, June 2004

  1. Bachkirche, Arnstadt
  2. Divi-Blasii-Kirche, Mühlhausen, 1240
  3. Dom St. Marien, Freiberg
  4. Dom, Meißen
  5. Georgenkirche, Rötha
  6. Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden
  7. Marienkirche, Rötha
  8. Nikolaikirche, Langhennersdorf
  9. Predigerkirche, Erfurt
  10. Stiftskirche, Wechselburg

 

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Interior shot of Bachkirche,
Arnstadt, Germany

Markgräfliches Opernhaus,
Bayreuth, Germany

Markgräfliches Opernhaus,
Bayreuth, Germany

The dejeuner salon at
Drottningholm, Sweden

Predigerkirche,
Erfurt, Germany

Predigerkirche,
Erfurt, Germany

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