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    Registration query

    Can anyone give me some ideas of the registration used in the majority of this extract?

    I'm adding some stops to one of the sample sets for GrandOrgue and would like some idea of what to look for, sometimes just playing a single note from a sample set doesn't always give as clear an impression as a few measures.

    The extract is from a voluntary by Henry Heron (1700's) played on the organ of Wimborne Minster.
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    Mike,

    The solo line sounds like a thin solo reed or a Cornet V.
    The grander registration sound like foundation stops at 8' & 4' with mutation stops added.
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    Lars I concur.
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    Sorry to unearth this topic so late

    For the solo line, I would say bourdon 8', plus sesquialtera (2'2/3 + 1'3/5) plus maybe larigot (1' 1/3)
    There are too many high harmonics over the tierce, and this is not the velvety sound of the Cornet V, at least as I know it in the french organ

    And the main line suggests me a small plenum based on soft principals or bourdon 8' + prestant 4' plus doublette 2' and no more than 3 our 4 ranks of fourniture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astazou View Post
    Sorry to unearth this topic so late

    For the solo line, I would say bourdon 8', plus sesquialtera (2'2/3 + 1'3/5) plus maybe larigot (1' 1/3)
    There are too many high harmonics over the tierce, and this is not the velvety sound of the Cornet V, at least as I know it in the french organ

    And the main line suggests me a small plenum based on soft principals or bourdon 8' + prestant 4' plus doublette 2' and no more than 3 our 4 ranks of fourniture.
    Close, but not quite; as far as I know the solo line was played on the Positive Gedeckt 8ft., Tierce, Larigot and Sifflute 1ft. The plenum was that of the G.O. chorus, Open Diapason I and II, Principal, Twelfth, Fifteenth and Mixture (19-22-26-29).

    I would guess that the player was Martin Schellenberg.
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    Welcome back, and thanks for that, I was trying to set up something near the sound on GrandOrgue. I'm still learning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Welcome back, and thanks for that, I was trying to set up something near the sound on GrandOrgue. I'm still learning!

    Thank you, Mike - you are welcome.

    Have you been able to pick up a copy of the more recent CD yet? The organ sounds quite different on it.
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    Haven't been able to get out much recently, but if this weather holds I hope to get out there in the next week or so.

    I see Hauptwerk have a VPO sample set for Salisbury, heard an example, sounds good but a bit expensive for me!! ($549)

    [tongue in cheek]How about a Wimborne sample set for GrandOrgue? [/tongue in cheek]
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