New instrument: Positive Organ
Hello. I would like to (maybe) introduce you to a very important 10th to 18th century instrument, the positive organ. It was widely used in, among others, basso continuo sections. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_organ
I adore its powerful but understated sound and would like to suggest its representation in MuseScore as an instrument in the early music category. I don't think new soundfonts are needed; in beta 1, it was already somewhat present, as the Pipe Organ instrument had Panflute sounds set to it (this was changed to Church Organ in beta 2; thanks to Marc Sabatella for helping me figure that out). I think the positive organ's most important properties are the soft, recorder flute-like sound and the "oomph" whenever a pipe is opened, particularly the larger ones. In any case, I think a dedicated entry for this type of organ would be preferable; in addition to the different sound, it would also have only two staves.
Video of a positive organ playing alone (rare):
Video of a positive organ as continuo (far less rare):
When I briefly used Garritan Personal Orchestra a long time ago, there was a similar-sounding instrument under Organ > Flutes. Here is some terrible music rendered with that library:
Thank you for your consideration.