Rieger Organ of Francisus church of Esztergom
                                                                                History
Esztergom is one of the oldest Hungarian city. The time of Roman it was a garrison where Marcus Aurelius visited too. Esztergom was Hungary's center in the early Middle Ages and to this day here is the seat of the Catholic primate.  

The construction of the neo-romanesque church began in 1942. After being interrupted by the war, it was completed in 1947 thanks to the community's engagement. 

The cathedral of Esztergom is the largest church in Hungary.


The first Franciscan church of Esztergom was built in 1200, but it was destroyed in the invasion of the Mongols. The current church and a Franciscan monastery was built between 1710-1755. It is the oldest baroque buildings of Esztergom.


The original organ of the church was built in the 1720s, the builder is unknown. This organ was expanded by Jan Pažický in 1778. The organ was sold to Pusztaszabolcs parish in 1941. This organ was recently renovated and is now Hungary's most beautiful small two-manual baroque organ. This sample set is available in the offer of Inspired Acoustics.


The new three-manual 30-stops organ built by the Rieger-Budapest organ factory in 1941. The organ was designed by Joseph Geyer, who was the most famous organ specialist at the time. The Geyer's disposition combines characteristics of the baroque and romantic age, so the organ suitable playing the organ works of each style. The Franciscans had never the money to renovate the organ. Thus, the state organ is not the best, but it has retained its original status.  

Features
Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-12) and multiple releases (2 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample sets are made in two forms.

a. The version of stereo mix (mixing of 6 channels recording). 
b. Surround version (3 pairs of stereo recording up close (near) and at a distance (far) and in the background (rear).
    In the surround version you can change freely the ratio of sound volumen of near and far and rear recording.

    (Suitable blocking channels can be used for wet or semidry stereo modes too).  

The sample set reverb is 3 s reflecting the original  acoustics of the church.  

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

Keyboards, Pedal 
The original organ compass of the manuals are 58 keys (the virtual version 61), the compass of the pedal is 30 (the virtual 32) keys.
Operating Instructions:

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo

surround

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Rieger Esztergom

4

6

8

14

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

Original Organ

Virtual Organ

Pedal  30 keys

Kontrabass 16’, Subbas 16', Nyitott bass 8’, Csöves födött 8’                   Orosz kürt 4’, Nyitott fuvola 2’, Bassus quinta 5 1/3’

Szordun 16’                                                        

Pedal 32 keys

Kontrabass 16’, Subbas 16', Oktavbass 8’, Rohrgedackt 8'

Choralbass 4', Offenfloete 2', Quintbass 5 1/3’

Sordun 16’

Great 58 keys

Világos födött 16’, Főjáték 8’, Zergekürt 8’, Csöves fuvola 4’  Zúgósíp 3f 4’, Nagy keverék 5-7f 2’

Pásztorsíp 8’                                             

Great 61 keys

Bourdon 16', Principal 8', Gemshorn 8’, Rohrfoete 4’

Rauschpfeife 3f 4’, Gross Mixtur 5-7f 2’

Schalmei 8’

Positiv 58 keys

Födött 8’, Elölálló 4’, Lágyfuvola 2’ 

Sesquialtera 2f , Kis keverék 4-6 1 1/3’

Görbekürt 8’                                              

Positiv 58 keys

Gedackt 8’, Principal 4’, Principal 4’ Zartfoete 2’

Sesquialtera 2f, Klein Mixtur 4-6f

Krummhorn 8’

Swell 58 keys

Csöves fuvola 8’, Quintázó 8’, Rezgőhegedű 8’-8’

Erdei fuvola 4’, Olasz oktava 2’, Bő quinta 1 1/3’

Acuta 4f 1’, Tercian cimbel 3f 1/4’

Zengő regál 8’                                          

Swell 61 keys

Rohrfoete 8’, Quintadena 8’, Violin coelestis 8-8,

Waldfloete 4’, Italian Oktava 2’, Larigot 1 1/3’

Acuta 4f 1 1/3’, Tercian cimbel 3f 1/4’

Regal 8’ 

Couplers:

P+I, P+II, P+III, I+II, I+II super, I+III sub, I+III, I+III super, 

II+III, III. sub, III+II, III+I

Tremulant:

III

Expression pedal:

II

 

Couplers

+ Ped super, II sub, II super, III super

 

Tremulant:

+ II

Expression pedal

+ II

Slider of Near (semidry) - Far (wet) - Rear volumen control

(only in the surround version!)

Screenshot: Consol-stereo    Consol-surround   Jamb  

Pictures
Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, John Loose, Péter Márkuj, Nagy István, Enrico Sandrini and Júlia Krespay
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy!
The Trial Versions of the Rieger Organ from Esztergom 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. 

Download the demo sample set from Google drive!
Download the Rieger-Esztergom stereo-mix demo
Download the Surround demo sample set part01  part02  

You can use the stereo mix and surround versions separately, they don't interfere with each other.  
Instruction of the surtround version: install the part01 and then the part02 of surround version. It is important to sort.


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.

Guide: simple stereo from surround, how to?  

Buy the full (stereo-mix and surround) Rieger Esztergom sample sets (You can pay in dollars or euros.)



109 EUR 
129 USD