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Baumhoer organ in Bielefeld-Stieghorst 80.00EUR 64.00EUR
Description

We are pleased to offer you a very special organ, the Baumhoer organ of Bielefeld-Stieghorst. The concept for this small instrument is based on a sound ideal that is not found in small organs very often nowadays, the symphonic concept á la Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. The french master organ builder was highly gifted in achieving a symphonic oriented disposition even in his smallest instruments, that would be suitable to accompany congregational singing as well as to play concerts. This symphonic orientation forms the basis of the Stieghorst organ as well. The result is an instrument that sets a course and is very distinctive from the mainstream of modern organ building.

With this organ we present you with a sample set that is highly suitable for a broad spectrum of music even though it is a very small instrument. With its precise touch and the rather dry acoustic it is also an ideal instrument for practise, and it is quite amazing how full these few stops can sound.

This sample set is available as download as well as DVD version for people with a slow internet connection. To install the licensed download version the free trial version (appr. 3.3GB download) of this set must be installed first, as it only contains a new organ definition file.

You can also download the User's manual for more info.

A free trial version of this sample set is available. Please look at the 'Trial-Version' tab for details. Note: The trial version only contains the "original" version of the set.

Details

The organ

The organ built by Albert Baumhoer for the protestant church of Bielefeld-Stieghorst is a special treasure indeed. The instrument with just 11 ranks was designed following the symphonic esthetic principles of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899). Each stop is voiced to emphasize melodic lines and to be able to accompany itself. Powerful overblown flutes blend well with the ensemble. Distinctive reeds provide brilliance (Trompette harmonique) and warmth (Basson-Hautbois). Each manual is equipped with its own swellbox in a fully enclosed case: The Grand-Orgue sounds from swell shades on the sides and through the facade pipes, the Récit with its two french reeds sounds from the top and also the sides of the case. The scaling of the pipework follows Cavaillé-Colls' instruments in Saint-Etienne, Caen and the choir organ of Fécamp. The instrument has been voiced by Hugo Wiedemann.

Disposition of the Baumhoer-Organ (2006)

 I. Grand-Orgue-expressif (C-g''')

1. Bourdon 16'
2. Montre 8'
3. Flûte harmonique 8'
4. Prestant 4'
5. Doublette 2' (Transmission from GO: Plein-Jeu)
6. Plein-Jeu 4 rangs

II. Récit-expressif (C-g''')

7. Cor de nuit 8'
8. Viole de Gambe 8'
9. Voix céleste 8'
10. Flûte octaviante 4'
11. Basson-Hautbois 8'
12. Trompette harmonique 8'

Pédales (C-f')

13. Soubasse 16' (Transmission from GO: Bourdon 16')
14. Flûte 8' (Transmission from GO: Flûte harmonique 8')

Pédales de Combinaison

1. Tirasse Grand-Orgue (I-P)
2. Tirasse Récit (II-P)
3. Copula du Récit au Grand-Orgue (II-I)
4. Oktave Grave Récit sur Grand-Orgue (16-II-I)
Expression du Grand-Orgue
Expression du Récit

Specific characteristics
Some specific characteristics of the instrument shall be pointed out here. The Plein-Jeu has been designed with a continuous 2' rank, which can be used as a separate stop (Doublette 2'). This allowed to dispense with a separate 2'-stop, saving precious space in the organ case. The facade pipes are partly silent, and part of them are the 15 lowest sounding notes from the Montre 8', which therefore are not influenced by the swellbox.

More information about this beautiful instrument can be found here (German language only!).

The sample set

The instrument has been recorded by Peter Ewers in 2009 using high quality Neumann micorphones. Each individual pipe has been recorded separately including two additional release layers for a perfect rendition of short notes. Tracker action, stop action and blower noises have been recorded as well. The recordings were done using 24bit 96kHz recording and all processing has been done at that sample resolution as well. A multi-stage denoising process ensures complete supression of unwanted noise and at the same time preserves faithfully the natural speaking sound of the pipes. The samples have been sampled down to 48kHz for final distribution. All loop points have of course been set using our own development, the SampleLooper.

The design of the virtual console is using images from the real organ and is optimized for a 1024x768 pixel screen size. Four pages are provided: A console page with all stops and controls, two pages (left and right) for very high resolution touch-optimized stop tabs and one page showing the keyboards and pedalboard. The virtual console was designed to give a maximum readibility and to be touchscreen-friendly. Please click on the "Images"-Tab above for some screenshots.

The sample set contains two virtual versions of the organ: An original and an extended version. The extended version provides an increased manual compass, additional stops and couplers and also combination pistons. The disposition of the extended version is as follows:

I. Grand-Orgue-expressif (C-c'''')

1. Bourdon 16'
2. Montre 8'
3. Flûte harmonique 8'
4. Flûte 4'(Transmission from Réc: Flûte octaviante 4')
5. Prestant 4'
6. Doublette 2' (Transmission from GO: Plein-Jeu)
7. Plein-Jeu 4 rangs
8. Trompette 8' (Transmission from Réc)

II. Récit-expressif (C-c'''')

9. Cor de nuit 8'
10. Viole de Gambe 8'
11. Voix céleste 8'
12. Flûte octaviante 4'
13. Nazard Harmonique 2 2/3'
14. Basson-Hautbois 8'
15. Trompette harmonique 8'

Pédales (C-f')

13. Soubasse 16' (Transmission from GO: Bourdon 16')
17. Flûte 8' (Transmission from GO: Flûte harmonique 8')
18. Prestant 4' (Transmission from GO)
19. Trompette 8' (Transmission from Réc)

Pédales de Combinaison

1. Tirasse Grand-Orgue (I-P)
2. Tirasse Récit (II-P)
3. Copula du Récit au Grand-Orgue (II-I)
4. Oktave Grave Récit sur Grand-Orgue (16-II-I)
5. Oktave Grave Grand-Orgue (16-I-I)
6. Oktave Grave Récit (16-II-II)
7. Oktave Récit (4-II-II)
8. Récit 8' off
Expression du Grand-Orgue
Expression du Récit

Special features
The virtual organ provides some special features to allow more flexibility. Extra buttons on the keyboard page allow to turn on/off the blower and action noises. Another button puts the facade pipes of the Montre 8' into the virtual swellbox, thus providing a more consistent sound with closed swells. Finally the Trompette harmonique can be placed into the Grand-Orgue, allowing to control both reeds independently.

Requirements
Licence Inform.

This sample set requires HW version 3.2 or greater.

Note: This sample set is compatible (with limitations) with the Hauptwerk Free Edition! It will however not fit into the sample memory allowed by the Hauptwerk Free Edition using the default loading options, so you will have to e.g. set a few ranks to use only the first available loop. Also the polyphony limit set by the Hauptwerk Free Edition will not be sufficient to play big chords with full Tutti registration, but it should be sufficient for most normal uses.

The memory consumption with the most common loading options is listed below:

(Approx. memory consumption (in MB) for extended version, original version requires about 8% less memory.)

Loading Options: Sample memory HW process memory
Default loading options (16 bit, compressed, all loops): 1700 2000
16 bit, compressed, only first loop: 950 1200
20 bit, compressed, all loops: 2250 2700
20 bit, compressed, only first loop: 1400 1700

Even though the organ is quite small and reverb tails are fairly short, playing big chords with full registration and making full use of sub- and super-octave couplers will require an available polyphony of about 1000. The Hauptwerk Basic Edition should hence be sufficient for nearly all playing styles on this sample set. The Free Edition will allow to play a wide variety of music on this organ, but with full registrations the polyphony limit will be exceeded quickly. e Edition using the default loading options, so you will have to e.g. set a few ranks to use only the first available loop. Also the polyphony limit set by the Hauptwerk Free Edition will not be sufficient to play big chords with full Tutti registration, but it should be sufficient for most normal uses.

License agreement
§1) This agreement defines the licensing agreement between Pipeloops (Reiner Suikat) and the customer for our sample sets. The sample set consists of the samples and, depending on the version, images, database and other files.
§2) Pipeloops grants the customer the perpetual right to use the sample set with any software capable of playing the samples. Pipeloops retains all rights, including all copyright and intellectual property rights, to the sample set and all copies thereof.
§3) The customer may use the sample set for public performances and/or recordings without any restrictions unless specific restrictions are mentioned for a sample set. The customer must credit the use of the sample set in the program notes and notify Pipeloops of the performance / recording via e-mail.
§4) The customer is allowed to make backup copies of the distribution media as needed. However, the customer must not distribute copies of the sample set or parts of thereof to third parties.
§5) The customer may resell the sample set. In this case the customer must sign a written statement that he has has handed over the distribution media and all copies to the new owner and that he has deleted any files associated with the sample set from his computer and send this statement along with the name and address of the new owner to Pipeloops.
§6) The sample set comes without any warranty. Pipeloops can not assume any liability for the use of the sample set. The customer has to take the usual precautions when evaluationg the sample set, such as setting speakers to a low volume during the first tests. The audio signal reaching the speakers is determined by a number of factors, e.g. volume settings on the PC, settings on the sound producing software, the sample set itself and the input signal (e.g. midi-file).
This sample set can only be installed in Hauptwerk after accepting the agreement.

Images

Sound
Demonstrations

Live Performances

The following pieces have been played live and recorded directly to disc with Hauptwerk. No additional processing has been applied. All demos are available in mp3 and wav format. We would like to thank Anton Doornhein for these beautiful performances.

  • A.P.F.Boely: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen  (wav mp3)
  • A.P.F.Boely: Fugue pour l'Hymne de St.Gervais; opus 36  (wav mp3)
  • A.P.F.Boely: Prelude sur les jeux de fonds; opus 10  (wav mp3)
  • L. Wely: Recit de Hautbois  (wav mp3)
  • Louis Vierne: Andantino from Pieces de Fantaisie; opus 51   (wav mp3)

Stop demonstrations

Please click on a stop below to hear a short improvisation using that stop (transmissions are omitted from the list). These short demos show very nicely the quality of the voicing of this instrument, where each stop is voiced to be able to accompany itself. We would like to thank Anton Doornhein for playing these beautiful demos for us. The soundfiles are in uncompressed wav-format for best quality.

I. Grand-Orgue-expressif (C-c'''')

1. Bourdon 16'
2. Montre 8'
3. Flûte harmonique 8'
5. Prestant 4'
7. Plein-Jeu 4 rangs

II. Récit-expressif (C-c'''')

9. Cor de nuit 8'
10. Viole de Gambe 8'
11. Voix céleste 8'
12. Flûte octaviante 4'
13. Nazard Harmonique 2 2/3'
14. Basson-Hautbois 8'
15. Trompette harmonique 8'

Performances from MIDI files

These recordings have been created from MIDI-files kindly provided by James Pressler (recording directly to disk with Hauptwerk. No processing of the final signal except adding reverb where indicated). 

  1. Francois Couperin: Five Kyries from Messe pour les Couvents
  2. Eugéne Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogue (with added reverb)

Virtual Baroque von James Pressler started a Mini-Concert Page for this Instrument. Here you can find a growing collection of nice pieces showcasing this sampleset.

You can find more sound demos in the review on the PCOrgan website.

Trial Version

This is the trial version of the sample set of the Baumhoer organ in Bielefeld Stieghorst (Germany).

The trial version is a complete and fully functioning version with the following restrictions:

  • Only the "original" version of the set is included, not the "extended" version.
  • The sound will stop about every minute for 5-6 seconds. All stops will stay engaged and you can continue playing after this brief pause.

    Please click here to download the trial version.

Please have a look at our patches page for the latest patches for this instrument.

  • For people not having a fast and reliable internet connection we offer this trial version also on DVD. The cost is 0.01 Euro plus shipping. If you want to order the trial-DVD, please select 'Trial Version' from the version selection box below.

     

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