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Röver organ Ditfurt/Germany 147.00EUR 117.60EUR
Description

About the Organ:

The organ of the St. Bonifatius church in Ditfurt/Germany has been built by Ernst Röver in 1903. Röver was one of the foremost organ builders in the eastern parts of Germany of the late romantic area. More than 60 of his organs are still in existance in this area of the contry. 

Rövers organs are characterized by a large number of foundation stops of different tonal colors, mixtures without breaks and a sparing use of reeds. For this organ this means that about 2/3 of all stops are 16' and 8' stops providing the organist with a huge pallette of sounds. Both mixtures are straight without breaks, and the organ uses only two reeds, the Hauptwerk trumpet and the powerful Pedal Posaune.

His organs are also known for exceptionally high quality, he used the best materials available and put much emphasis on good craftsmanship, making his organs work flawlessly for very long. Röver brought the pneumatic unit chest to a level of perfection that yielded a response without noticable lag, making this pneumatic action organ respond as directly as a good tracker action. The action is also operating very quietly, and, since most of the sensitive parts are protected inside the wind chest, it is working nearly maintenance free for decades.

The organ has survived all modernization trends, maintaining its tonal characteristics basically unchanged. In 2006 it was restored to perfect working condition and some pipework that had been replaced by lower quality material during the wars of the past century could be replaced with new pipes made of the original material.

This organ is now a premier example of the late romantic period and of the solid craftsmanship of Ernst Röver.

Disposition:

Hauptwerk (I) C-f'''

Principal 16'
Bordun 16'
Principal 8'
Gambe 8'
Hohlflöte 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Zartgedackt 8'
Octave 4'
Flöte 4'
Quinte 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Cornett 5f
Mixtur 3f
Trompete 8'

Schwellwerk (II) C-f'''

Gedackt 16'
Geigenprincipal 8'
Salicional 8'
Offenflöte 8'
Lieblich Gedackt 8'
Violino 8'
Voix céleste 8'
Fugara 4'
Flöte 4'
Waldflöte 2'
Mixtur 3f

Pedal C-d'

Offenbass 16'
Violon 16'
Subbass 16'
Gedacktbass 16'
Octavbass 8'
Cello 8'
Flötenbass 8'
Posaune 16'

Couplers etc.

I/P
II/P
II/I
sub-octave I/I
super-octave II/II
expression for manual II
crescendo
built on six unit chests with pneumatic action
wind pressure 95mm

 

 

 

 

Details

This page will be filled with more information shortly. Meanwhile have a look at the booklet accompanying the sampleset. You can download it from here.

Requirements
Licence Inform.

This sample set requires a powerful Windows-PC or Apple Mac-OS computer with 64-bit operating system and the Hauptwerk™ software Basic or Advanced Edition1 (version 4.0 or higher). A powerful CPU (e.g. a modern quadcore CPU) and sufficient main memory (RAM) are essential. The memory requirements for the Hauptwerk process with the sample set loaded are specified in the table below for the most important sample loading options.  

  compressed uncompressed
16 bit 3.5 GB 6.1
24 bit 6.4 GB 11.7

A Windows-PC will need about 1 GB additional memory for the operating system and other necessary processes, a Mac-OS computer should have about 30% additional memory available due to its different memory management system.

The compression used by Hauptwerk when loading samples is lossfree, i.e. loading samples compressed does not result in any loss of quality. It results however in an increase in CPU load of about 15% during playing. The best quality is obtained when loading the samples in 24-bit resolution, loading in 16-bit will cause a small but noticeable loss of quality. Since these options can be selected for each stop separately it is possible to individually adjust the options to match the available RAM.

Additional options are e.g. loading with 20-bit resolution (about 10% less memory required than 24-bit) or to only load the first loop of each sample (also about 10% reduced memory require­ment).   

Approximately 8 GB of free space is needed on the harddisc to install the sample set.

1 The Hauptwerk Basic Edition will only allow you to load the set in 16bit resolution. For best results the Advanced Edition of Hauptwerk is required.

 

Licence Agreement

§1) This agreement defines the licensing agreement between Pipeloops Reiner Suikat and the customer of the sample set of the Röver organ in Ditfurt (Germany). The sample set consists of the samples, images, database and other files.                         

§2) Pipeloops grants the customer the perpetual right to use the sample set. 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. The customer must credit the use of the sample set in the program notes. Commercial recordings using this sample set are not allowed.                            

§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 it to third parties.              

§5) When the customer does not want to use the sample set any more, he is allowed to sell it. In this case the customer must sign a written statement that he has handed over the distribution media and all copies to the new owner and that he has deleted all files of 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 evaluating the sample set, such as setting speakers to a low volume during the first tests.

 

Images

Sound
Demonstrations

Here you will find sound demonstrations of this wonderful instruments shortly. Meanwhile you can listen to recordings on the Contrebombarde website. Please click on this link and select the entry "PLP - Roever Ditfurt" from the "organ" dropdown list.

Trial Version

This is the trial version of the Ernst Röver organ in Ditfurt (Germany). The trial version is fully functioning, but will periodically mute the sound. Please take this opportunity to try out the sample set before your purchase.

Installation of the trial version is a required prerequisite before installing the full version.

You can download the trial version here.

The trial version can also be ordered on DVD for a very small fee. Please select the Trial Version (DVD) option in the version selection menu below.

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