Title says it all
Title says it all
Γειά σου Νικόλα και χρόνια πολλά ! (Hi Nicholas and best wishes -for Easter-)
You start a difficult - hard to die one here.
My favorite is any Silbermann Organ. Grosshartmannsdorf one of the best. I can't afford it (215euros!!!), so I try to enjoy it from time to time with 6sec stop sound feature !!!...
Next the 1699 Zlata Koruna...super sound(this to, as mini free super wet version with only 4 stops-8',4',21/2',2'- but I can play many of Pachelbell toccatas with full enjoyment)
As I full functional set I, like Graham also, use the Stiehr-Mockers in every incarnation,
The Brut-Leuchten witch is a very good organ, I use nowadays as my basic full two manual/pedal big organ in Hauptwerk's VSTi existence inside the Seib's VSTHost with convolution - impulse responce reverbs (I'll sent a new post here later on to how can one do this)
the Enigma wet(super), St.Stevens(lovely), St.Augustine's(good for chorale works with echo effects).
But there are two small (in real life also) organs that I use every day for practice , improvise and enjoyment : The small Prib positiv - its just superb - one can play with it all of Mozart's church sonatas, or Frescobaldi's & Praetorius works and
the fabulus Oosterwijwerd Muller with 49 keys manual and 13 note pedal and 8 stops, added the keys noise, blower motor and church clock... what can I say, it's a special gift to all of us who can't get to a real organ everyday.
I also use with much injoyment all of the harpsichords, clavicins and the one and only clavichord there are, both from Hauptwerk and Sonimusicae.
I gotta stop here 'cause I got out of the limits of your question ! ..but I told you 's gonna be a hard one... I can't choose... anyway.... the Silbermann..... 'cause can't have it (!!!?!!)
Hi again Nicolas ! Greetings to all friends here !
I dowloaded yesterday the St.Carlo in Brescia Italian organ of 1600 ...
I knew that Italian organs are famus for their principale(8') stops.
This one is simply superb ! Comes split in two stops covering about 2 oct each (bassi/soprani).
The standard multi version (there is the original also) has an extended manual (56keys,C1~G5) and an extended pedalboard (20notes C1~G2) and 8 stops. It souds very clear and strong, sometimes like a Silbermann and has also included the church's acoustics and other sounds from the console.
It became one of my favorites imidiately ! (now I can play Frescobalbi in His era acoustics...)
Give it a try and tell me if I'm wrong about it....
P.S. The original version has something very strange to me, at least :
The lowest key on the manual is E1 witch is tuned as C1 !!! next : F1 is F1, F#1 is D1, G1 is G1, G#1 is E1. !!!!! Some similar things on the allready small compass (13) pedals.
IS this a feature of the original OR is something the providers of the set did ?
Hi Nick, Hi Mike !
Well I do not have to do some pitch shifting with this organ, 'cause as I said there is (in package) a standard one, witch is awsome .
Just said that the original presentation of it has this curious feature :
Lowest key(equal temperament) E1 - sounds C1, F1 - sounds F1, F#1 - sounds D1, G1 - sounds G1, G#1 - sounds E1, The rest ok.
Maybe they did it like this back in 1600 just to have three basic root keys C,D&E, but why?
Pedalboard has only one stop (contrabassi 16') and a coupler to manual footswitch, the original starts at E1 ~ G2. Maybe there's a connection for this.
Anyway the "thing" sounds great, loud and clear. I'm impressed that an instrument built in 1600 can sound like this : you can put a full stop multisound from it to a rock band playin' and send the Hammond B/C 3 out of business ....
Curious enough! Is it free/trial download ? or we have to pay just for investigating ?
I can explain the "E1 - sounds C1, F1 - sounds F1, F#1 - sounds D1, G1 - sounds G1, G#1 - sounds E1"
You have described the short octave ("oitava curta"). It was used on some ancient potuguese, spanish and italian organs.
As there was no music with C#1 and D#, the organ builders didn´t make those pipes. It was less expensive and organ players could make 10ths. It's a very interesting aspect on some of these organs.
It becomes very funny when you play a C scale or the c arpeggio.