As I continue with this great roll scanning adventure, my latest initiative is to adapt my 88-note scanner to accept 58-note player organ rolls. This is kinda interesting because the rolls ordinarily flow from bottom to top and rotate reverse to 88-note rolls.
The single sample roll scanned so far is a Wilcox & White "Symphony" roll No. 3248, "The Highwayman Waltzes", by De Koven. The resulting MIDI file, in Midi Type 1, is attached.
Where I need some help is in determining the scale of this roll. I would appreciate it if somebody could provide this specification. None of my references contain this info. The scale of this particular MIDI file emerges from the 65-note scale, which is likely incorrect for 58-note rolls.
I'm assuming that all 58-note player organ rolls adhere to a single scale specification. Is this a reasonable supposition? Reason for this is that 58-note Orchestrelle rolls will soon be included within this batch, and I do not have the scale specs for this instrument either.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
11 Mar 2004 22:52:10 -0600
Play MIDI file The Highwayman Waltzes.mid (29 kb)