Organ of Heart of Jesus Church from Zenta (Serbia-Vojvodina)
                                                                                     History
Zenta (Senta) is a town in the North Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The number of inhabitants is 23 000 and 80% of them are of Hungarian nationality.  

The Heart of Jesus Parish Church was built in 1895 in Neo-Gothic style. The two-manual and 12-stops organ built by the Rieger organ factory in 1896. As a result of improper repairs, the organ became almost unusable by the 1990s. The parish received a grant from the Austrian town of Feldbach in 2011. This donation was a Dreher & Flamm organ with 3 manuals and 34 registers, built in 1941. The parish decided to combine the two organs. László Varga organ builder did this work and the new organ was dedicated in 2012. This three-manuals organ with 41 stops is the second largest organ in Vojvodina. The small chorus caused problems with the placement of the large organ and the sound of the pedal did not prevail. Therefore, the organ had to be partially rebuilt. This work was done by Szabolcs Bartis, a Transylvanian organ builder in 2018. 


 I made the recording in may and juny in 2019. The licence was obtained by the Heart of Jesus Parish in Zenta. The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order): Zoltán Borbély, Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, István Nagy, Andor Pecze, 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 (1-12) and multiple releases (3 levels). Equal, a=440 Hz

The sample sets are made in several forms.          

  1. Semidry version (stereo recording front of the organ)
  2. Wet version (stereo recording space of the church)
  3. Surround version (2 pairs of stereo recording up close (near) and at a distance (far).

In the surround version you can change freely the ratio of sound volumen of near and far recording.

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

Keyboards, Pedal 
The original organ compass of the manuals are 58 keys , the compass of the pedal is 32 keys.   

RAM requirements (GB)

stereo-near

stereo- far (2 levels)

stereo- far (3 levels)

surround

 

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

16 bit

24 bit

Zenta

6

8

6

8

8

10

10

16

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

Original specification

Virtual extension

Pedal  32 keys

Prinzipalbass 16’, Subbass 16’, Quintbass 10 2/3’

Oktavbass 8’, Gedacktbass 8’, Choralbass 4’

Grosskornet 2f, Posaune 16’

Pedal  32 keys

+ Trompete 8’ from I. manual

+ Oboe 4’ from III. manual

Manual I. 58 keys

Quintatoen 16’, Prinzipal 8’, Gedackt 8’, Salizional 8'

Oktav 4', Rohrfloete 4', Quinte 2 2/3', Superoktav 2'

Superquint 1 1/3', Kornett 4f, Mixtur 3-6f, Trompete 8'

Manual I. 58 keys

Manual II. 58 keys

Prinzipal 8', Spitzfloete 8', Oktav 4', Nachthorn 4'

Siffloete 2', Zimbel 3f, Krummhorn 8'

Manual II. 58 keys

Manual III. 58 keys

Geigenprinzipal 8', Floete 8' Gambe 8', Vox coelestis 8'

Gemshorn 4', Waldfloete 4', Nasard 2 2/3', Blockfloete 2'

Terz 1 3/5', Mixtur 3f, Trompete 8', Zartoboe 8', Schalmey 4'

Manual III. 58 keys

Couplers

I/P, II/P, III/P Super I/P, Super II/P, Super III/P

II/I, III/I, Sub II/I, Sub III/I, Super II/I, Super III/I

III/II, Sub III/II, Sub II, Sub III

Couplers

+ Super II, Super III, Super III/II, Unisono off III

Tremulant

II

Tremulant

+ I, III

Enclosure

III

Enclosure

+ II

Pictures
Audio demos

Playing Dominique Dantand, Nagy István, Pecze Andor and Jean-Pierre Silvestre
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Try the the demo sample sets before you buy!
The Trial Versions of the Zenta 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 part01 and then the part02 of surround version. It is important to sort.) 

After installing the first pack, you can try the wet (far) versions (3 releases and space saving 2 releases). After installing twopackages, you can try the dry (near) and surround versions. 


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) Zenta sample set (You can pay in dollars or euros.)

The parish will use half of the money paid for the maintenance of the organ.  



140 EUR
164 USD