Dutch harmonium of Kézdimártonfa (Transylvnia)
                                                                                History
Kézdimártonfalva is a tiny village in the eastern corner of Transylvania (Erdély), 644 inhabitants, of which 642 are Hungarian.  

The Reformed Church built in the 15th century, the Baroque period was rebuilt and extended in 1824. Presumably, this period comes from a positive organ, whose builder is unknown. The organ was totally destroyed and not used for more than 50 years. The parish is very poor, so they can not repair the organ or another organ to buy.


A Dutch parish gave them a small harmonium. The harmonium unknown brand. It says "Boot Bodegraven"
The cantor this instrument is accompanied by singing of the faithful on Sundays. He is an enthusiastic young man who built a small Hauptwerk organ and want to practice this at home. He asked me to prepare a sample set of the harmonium. I explained to him how to make a recording and then I have prepared the sample set 


This harmonium was a gift so you can download the sampleset also free.


Take a closer look to the church!

(Click the 'Treasures of Seclerland', then click the 'Churches', then click the '2 side', then click the 'Calvinist Church Martineni') 

Features
Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-8) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample sets are semidry. This corresponds to the native sound, because there is no echo of the harmonium as an organ.

Hauptwerk v4.2 or v5 supported for the Organ Definition Files.

Keyboards, Pedal 
The original compass of the manuals are 54 keys (C-f3), no pedal.
The extended sample set similar to the originals and the pedal compass is extended to 30 keys 
The recording by László Attila Megyaszai 

RAM requirements (GB)

Original version

Extended version

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Dutch harmonium

2.9

5

5

8

The data is for information only. They depend on the operating system and other apps.
Specifications  

Original version

Pedal no

Manual (61 keys, F, - f3),  

Diskant side (c1 - f3)

      Echo 8’, Echo 8' Forte, Melodia 8', Melodia 8' Forte

      Violine 8', Aeols Harfe 8'

      Vox humana (does not work)

Bassus side (F, - h)

      Aeols-Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe forte 8', Piano 8', Diapason 8'

      Cremona 8', Cremona 8' Forte

Couplers

Forte I, Forte II, Diskant koppel, Bass koppel                                          

 

Extended version

Pedal 30 keys

Cremona 16', Cremona 8', Cremona 8 Forte, Diapason 8'
Aeols-Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe 8' Forte', Aeols Harfe 4'

Great  (54 keys)

Diskant side (c1 - f3)

      Echo 8', Echo 8' Forte, Echo 4', Melodia 8', Melodia 8' Forte
      Melodia 4', Violine 8', Violine 4', Aeols Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe 4'

Bassus side (F, - h)

      Aeols-Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe 4', Piano 8'
      Diapason 8', Diapason 4', Cremona 8', Cremona 8' Forte
      Cremona 16', Cremona 4'

Swell (54 keys)
Diskant side (c1 - f3)

      Echo 8', Echo 8' Forte, Nasard, Melodia 8', Melodia 8' Forte
      Melodia 4', Violine 8', Violine 4', Aeols Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe 4'

Bassus side (F, - h)

      Aeols-Harfe 8', Aeols-Harfe forte 8', Aeols-Harfe 4'
      Piano 8', Diapason 8', Diapason 4',

      Cremona 8', Cremona 8' Forte, Cremona 16', Cremona 4

Couplers

Ped16, Ped4, Gr16, Gr4, Sw16, Sw4, Gt Ped16, Gt Ped8, GtPed4, SwPed16, SwPed8, SwPed4, SwGr16, SwGR8, SwGr4, GrSw

Tremulant

P, I, II

Enclosure

II

Screenshots:   Original       Extended
Pictures
Audio demos

Playing Júlia Krespay and John Hoopes
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