Venetian Baroque Organ replica from Farkasrét (Budapest)                            
                                                                                     History
Farkasret is the most famous cemetery in Budapest, where many famous Hungarian people from Béla Bartók to Sir George Solti are sleeping in their final dream

All Saints' Parish Church is located at the entrance of the cemetery.  The small church, measuring only 200 square meters, was built between 1975 and 1977 by donations and work of the faithful. It was the first church in Budapest built during the communist era


The organ of the church was built by the Aquincum Organ Factory in 2001, according to the plans of the organist Péter Sirák. The organ has a manual and a pedal, 18 registers and a total of 842 pipes. The six registers of the manual divided into bass-discant.The organ was made on the basis of the eighteenth century Venetian organs, especially Gaetano Callido Organs. The manual has 61 keys ( 029-F to 89-F) and the pedal - unlike Venetian designs - has 30 keys. The organ was made with Vallotti tuning. The reed-pipes of the organ were made by the German company Giesecke and the play table by Laukhuff. The organ is suitable for playing Renaissance and Baroque works by Italian composers, and thanks to the extended pedal, it can also be performed on smaller German organ pieces. 

 

The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order): Mario Antonelli, Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, Istvan Nagy, Jean-Pierre Silvestre and Adrian Wheal. If something's done well, it's thanks to them.  Thank you for their work.  

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 made in several forms.                

1. Stereo versions two channels 

    ( a. near, b. far native, c. far with arteficial reverb)

2. Surround versions (3 pairs of stereo recording: close (near); at distance (far) and in the background (rear).

   (a.  native form b. with arteficial reverb form)

In the surround version you can adjust the perspective by setting the volume of the near, far and rear recordings. (Suitable HW loading and channel settings can be used to give near or far stereo modes or 4 channel surround mode too).   

The acoustics of the tiny church are extremely dry. I made an artificial reverb for HW4 users, and for HW5 users I recommend using the native version with the added 1.5 or 3.8 s convolution reverb.  

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

Keyboards, Pedal 
The organ compass of the manuals are 61 keys (029-F to 89-F), the compass of the pedal is 30 keys.  

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo-near

stereo-far

surround

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Farkasret

3

6

4

7

6

10

The values given are for reference only and depend on the operating system of the computer and the utilities used. 
Specifications  

Original specification

Virtual extension

Pedal  30 keys

Pedal 30 keys

Contrabassi 16’, Ottava di Contrabassi 8’

+ Flauta di Contrabassi 8’ (from Manual)

Quintadecima di Contrabassi 4’, Tromboni 8’

 

Manual 61 keys (029-F - 089-F)

Manual 61 keys (029-F - 089-F)

Principale Bassi and Soprani (8’)

 

Ottava Bassi and Soprani (4’)

+ Flauto bassi and soprani (8') (extension from Fl. XII)

Quintadecima XV (2’)

 

Decimanona XIX (1 1/3’)

 

Vigesimaseconda XXII (1')

 

Vigesimasesta XXVI (2/3')

 

Vigesimanona XXIX (1/2')

 

XXXIII-XXXVI (1/3+1/4') (only bassi)

 

Voce Umana Soprani (8')

 

Cornetta Soprani (1 3/5')

 

Flauto in VIII (4')

 

Flauto in XII bassi and soprani (2 2/3')

 

Flauto in XV bassi and soprani (2')

 

Tromboncini bassi and soprani (8')

 

Bells

 

(They are not part of the organ, they only belong

 

to the temple)

 

Great Bell, Littla Bell, Altar Bell

 

Couplers

 

Pedal al Man, Pedal al man sub

Man sub

Tremulant

 

It's all manual

manual bassi and soprani

Pictures



Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István and Jean-Pierre Silvestre
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy! 
The Trial Versions of the Venetian Organ replica from Farkasret has a limited compass of C2-C3 (048-c to 060-c) in the pedal, C2-G5 (048-c to 079-g) in the manuals. All other functions work. I suggest you try the demo version before you buy.
Download from Google-drive 
Demo Installation instructions: 

Install pack01 first. You can then use the stereo 'far'. Then install the 02 pack. After that, you can use the stereo 'near'. Finally, install pack 03. You can then use the surround version.

The order of installation is very important and the steps are not interchangeable.

Surround vs Stereo mode

If you do not have a surround sound system, but there is enough memory (RAM), I suggest you also install the surround version. If you activate the front and rear stops too, then you will get a more compact and fuller sound than the simple stereo.

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Venetian Organ replica from Farkasrét (stereo and surround) full sample set



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