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Sonus Paradisi

Noordwolde, 1658-1833 [Hauptwerk]

Noordwolde, 1658-1833 [Hauptwerk]

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Noordwolde, Huis - Freytag - Lohman Organ

The church of St. Sebastian in Noordwolde is known to have had an organ as early as the sixteenth century, but nothing is known about its layout. In 1621, an extensive restoration of the church took place, including the organ.

In 1658, a new organ was built by Hendrik Huis, who reused a lot of the old pipes. The organ then had 3 manuals and 27 stops. Arp Schnitger himself performed maintenance tasks of this organ in 1695.

In 1802, Heinrich Hermann Freytag rebuilt the organ, reusing most of the older material, resulting in an instrument with 2 manuals, pedal and 20 stops.

In 1833, Antoni Lohman performed a further rebuild of the instrument. Three stops were replaced, the instrument was revoiced, and the tuning changed. For the next 170 years, the organ was not subject to any major alteration.

Presented to you by Leonart Studio, your authorised reseller for Sonus Paradisi in Switzerland (shipped internationally). Get your digitally sampled historical organs for the use with the Hauptwerk virtual instrument software.

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  • Manual I

    Hoofdwerk C-d3 [-f3]

    Praestant 8′
    Roerfluit 8′
    Viola di Gamba 8′    
    Octaaf 4′
    Fluit 4′
    Fluit 2′
    Mixtuur III-VI

    Trompet 8′

  • Manual II

    Rugwerk C-d3 [-f3]

    Holpijp 8′
    Praestant 4′
    Roerfluit 4′
    Octaaf 2′
    Speelfluit 2′
    Flageolet 1′

    Vox Humana 8′

  • Manual III

    -

  • Manual IV

    -

  • Pedal

    Pedaal C-d1 [-f1]

    Bourdon 16′ (1802)
    Praestant 8′
    Octaaf 4′

    Bazuin 16′
    Cornet 4′

  • Other specification

    Couplers:
    RP/HWbass
    RP/HW descant
    HW/P
    More couplers may be achieved through the Hauptwerk Master Couplers.

    Accessories:
    Tremulant for the whole organ.

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History

Noordwolde, Huis - Freytag - Lohman Organ
The church of St. Sebastian in Noordwolde is known to have had an organ as early as the sixteenth century, but nothing is known about its layout. In 1621, an extensive restoration of the church took place, including the organ. When a new tower was built in 1639 the space between the nave and the tower was used for the organ's bellows - which are still found there today.

In 1658, a new organ was built by Hendrik Huis, who reused a lot of the old pipes. The organ then had 3 manuals and 27 stops. Arp Schnitger himself performed maintenance tasks of this organ in 1695.

In 1802, Heinrich Hermann Freytag rebuilt the organ, reusing most of the older material, resulting in an instrument with 2 manuals, pedal and 20 stops.

In 1833, Antoni Lohman performed a further rebuild of the instrument. Three stops were replaced, the instrument was revoiced, and the tuning changed. For the next 170 years, the organ was not subject to any major alteration.

In 2004-2006 the organ was restored by the Mense Ruiter company, retaining its 1833 state. It is a truly historical instrument with most of its pipework dating back centuries. Its character is created by a rich principal chorus, a wide variety of flutes, a Vox Humana enclosed in a wooden box, a 19th-century Viola da Gamba (a string stop), and a wooden hammer "Schel" to give the signal to the calcant. The Basuin 16´ is believed to be the oldest surviving sixteen-foot pedal reed stop in the world. The temperament is slightly unequal, reconstructed after the Lohman's pattern.

Further reading:
Organ of Noordwolde - an extensive article compiled by Dr. Adrian de Groot

Web of the organ: http://orgelnoordwoldegroningen.nl/

Features

The samples are offered in 48kHz/24bit resolution. The multiple releases have three levels: short, mid and long. Hauptwerk v4.2 and higher supported. The sample set is offered in plain wave format.

Reverb time
The reverb time is ca. 2 seconds.

Keyboards, pedalboard
The original compass of the keyboards is 51 keys (C, d3), extended in Hauptwerk to f3 via a dedicated mixer switch. The original compass of the pedal division is 27 keys (C-d1), extended to f1 in the sample set.

Tremulants
All ranks were recorded with the Tremulant for the most convincing tremulant behavior. The ranks are marked "tremmed" in the rank description.

Surround format
The sample set is offered in the Surround variant (8 channels). There are direct channels, featuring the sound of the organ immediately in front of the organ case. The diffuse perspective captured the sound in the church, further from the organ. The distant channels were captured even further from the organ. The rear perspectives is designed for the rear speakers of the audio setup. The perspectives can be mixed together freely to achieve any virtual listening position, or used separately - depending on the prefererences of the user. A dedicated "mixing desk" is available in Hauptwerk to mix the sound to the desired level.

Requirements

Hauptwerk v4.2 and higher supported. The sample set is offered in plain wave format.

RAM consumption: 8-channel surround

16-bit, other settings default: 18 GB

20-bit, other settings default: 29 GB (recommended)

24-bit, other settings default: 34 GB

Screen resolution 1280x1024 px or more.

Polyphony of 6000 voices recommended for the full suround (3000 pipes minimum).

This Hauptwerk Sample Set is presented to you by Leonart Studio, an authorised reseller for the manufacturer Sonus Paradisi in Switzerland (shipping internationally). Enjoy this digitally sampled organ library for the use with Hauptwerk software and start expanding your historical organ collection today.

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