Rieger Organ from Franciscan church of Szombathely
Szombathely is the 10th largest city in Hungary, 80,000 inhabitans. It is the administrative centre of Vas county in the west of the country, located near the border with Austria.   

Szombathely is the oldest recorded city in Hungary. It was founded by the Romans in 45 AD as Savaria (Colonia Claudia Savariensum or  Claudius' Colony of Savarians) and was the capital of the Pannonia Superior province of the Roman Empire. Szombathely is known as the birthplace of Saint Martin of Tours, the Duke of Armbrust, and Rudolf Virág, Leopold Bloom's father in James Joyce's Ulysses.  

The  Franciscan Church, built in Gothic style in 1380s. In 1630 with a tower expanding and slightly modified in Baroque style. The temple main asset a picture of the altar showing the city in 1716, this is the oldest authentic portrayal about Szombathely. On the wall of the sanctuary can be seen a 14th-century Gothic fresco fragments probably depicting St. Elizabeth.

The church's organ was built by the Rieger company in Budapest in 1938, according to plans by Lóránt Pethő. In 1986, the pneumatic organ was changed to a magnetic valves and the organ received new couplers in 2013 but did not change the original disposition.

Sample quality 
The sample sets are available in wave format 48kHz/24bit, stereo, multiple loops (1-12) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample sets are made in two forms.          

a. A version of wet stereo 

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

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 wet or semidry stereo modes or 4 channel surround mode too).   

The sample set reverb is 3.5-4 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 56 keys (the virtual version 58), the compass of the pedal is 30 (the virtual 32) keys.   

RAM requirements (GB)




16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Rieger from Szombathely





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

Pedal  (original 30, virtual 32 keys)

Subbass 16', Oktavbass 8', Bourdon 8', Koral 4'     

Great (original 56, virtual 58 keys)

Pommer 16', Principal 8', Salicional 8', Oktav 4'

Mixtur IV. 1 1/3

Vox Humana 8' (extension)

Swell (original 56, virtual 58 keys)

Koppelflöte 8', Eolharfa 8', Blockflöte 4', Nasat 2 2/3'

Sifflöte 2', Terz 1 3/5', Scharf IV. 1'

Positiv (orig: common to the Great, virtual 58 keys)

Gedact 8', Rohrflöte 4', Principal 2', Larigot 1 1/3'

Vox Angelica 8' (extension)


Grt to Ped 16, Grt to Ped, Sw to Ped, Pos to Ped, Grt to Pos                            Sw to Pos, Sw to Grt, Pos to Grt, Grt 16, Grt 4, Sw 16, Sw 4

Pos 16, Pos 4, Ped 4


Original: swell, Virtual: +positive



Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István and Júlia Krespay
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy!
The Trial Versions of the Rieger Szombathely Organ 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!!   

(Install the part 01 of the stereo-wet version.  Install the part 01 and then the part 02 and part 03 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 and surround) Rieger Szombathely sample set (You can pay in dollars or euros.)

59 EUR 
69 USD