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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostSun Apr 11, 2010 8:06 pm

I am increasingly uncomfortable with the term "computer simulation" being applied to Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ software. I think of organ simulation to mean sounds being generated electronically to appear to be like pipes in a wind blown pipe organ. This is the kind of thing that Roland, Viscount, Ahlborn, and others have been working on perfecting for years, with arguably questionable success. This, to my mind, is not at all what Hauptwerk is all about. The recorded samples of each pipe, with the various attacks and releases, are made available to us to listen to by playing a keyboard. To consider this a simulation, is like saying that listening to a CD of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is listening to a symphony orchestra simulation. The actual sample sets like the Caen organ give us an opportunity to experience the real instrument in a way that no simulation can. I am personally thankful for the incredible efforts of Martin and Brett to allow me to play instruments that I will probably never get to see in person. The dedication of the sample set producers to record the various organs is remarkable. Lumping all this into the term computer simulation just does not work for me.
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostMon Apr 12, 2010 7:18 am

telemanr wrote:The Caen sample set which was used for the Widor does not have a fourth manual. That explains why you wouldn't see it being used here.


Quite clear, thanks for the explanation Rob. 8)

In general Widor tells you what manuals to use with what stops and how they should be coupled. In the case of the Toccata, he only tells you the dynamics he wants. It starts marked fff which would imply the Grande Orgue which on this organ would be the lowest manual with the next two coupled down to it. Only the Recit (third up) is enclosed so it can be used open for the fff and closed for lesser dynamics without changing any stops. The piece is not intended to be played with hands separated.


My apologies for my remarks... If I have heard quite a lot this part of the 5th Symphony, it was the first time I could see it being played. I was under the impression it should be done in a different way, but I know realise thanks to you I was completely wrong. :oops:
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostMon Apr 12, 2010 9:16 am

Goodness! No need to apologize. Trying to figure out how a piece is being played just by listening to it would be tricky at the best of times.
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostMon Apr 12, 2010 1:43 pm

James wrote:I am increasingly uncomfortable with the term "computer simulation" being applied to Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ software. I think of organ simulation to mean sounds being generated electronically to appear to be like pipes in a wind blown pipe organ. This is the kind of thing that Roland, Viscount, Ahlborn, and others have been working on perfecting for years, with arguably questionable success.


Hi!

I think we talk on cross purposes. The electronic manufacturers to whom you refer specialise not in simulation but attempted substitution. At St Maximin last year students on the organ course practiced on a very effective simulation of the St Maximin organ and Hauptwerk does truly prepare you for going to play the real organ in real life. It's not substitution then. When we refer to using a sample set, we are deliberatly referring to simulation, spreading the experience of the real thing, of playing St Ouen, Caen or whatever. It's not substitution unlike the commercial console manufacturer's wares.

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http://www.organmatters.co.uk
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostWed May 26, 2010 10:18 am

Dear friends of Hauptwerk

I would like to invite yout to the 9thhome concert will be on June 26, 2010. The organist of that evening will be Prof. Roland Maria Stangier from Essen and Hildesheim / Germany.

The programme will be as follows:

Robert Schumann
4 Sketches "für den Pedalflügel":
- I c-minor, Nicht schnell und sehr markant
- II C-major, Nicht schnell und sehr markant
- III f-minor, Lebhaft
- IV Des-major, Allegretto

César Franck
from „Six Pièces“:
- Final

Louis Vierne
from IIIème Symphonie
- IV Adagio
- V Final

from „Pièces de Fantaisie“
- Clair de lune
- Carillon de Westminster

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata No. III in d-minor:
- Andante
- Adagio
- Vivace

Gustav Holst

from the Suite 'The Planets':
- Jupiter, the bringer of Jollity
(Transcriptions for organ by R.M. Stangier)

Frank Bridge:
- Adagio in E

Zsolt Gárdonyi
- Grand Choeur

Roland Maria Stangier
- Improvisation on given themes


Announcement will be possible at: joerg[dot]glebe[at]thyssenkrupp[dot]com

Free attendance as usual.

The 10th home concert will be on September 11, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. with Klaus Mueller from Reinoldi-Church in Dortmund / Germany.

Greetings from Bochum

Joerg Glebe
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostFri Aug 06, 2010 8:57 am

Dear friends of Hauptwerk

I would like to invite yout to the 10th home concert on September 11th, 2010 at 7.30 pm. The organist of that evening will be Klaus Mueller from the Reinoldi-church in Dortmund/Germany

The programme will be as follows:


Vincent Luebeck (1654-1740)

Praeludium C-Dur

Choralfantasy "Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ“

Praeludium d-Moll


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Triosonata in C-Major BWV 529
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Praeludium and Fuge on "BACH“


Gerard Bunk (1888-1958)

Aeolsharfe (from Charakterstuecke)

Einleitung, Variation und Fuge über ein alt niederländisches Volkslied


I'm looking forward to use the beta-sample-set of the Hus/Schnitger organ of Stade.



Announcement will be possible at: joerg[dot]glebe[at]thyssenkrupp[dot]com

Free attendance as usual.

The 11th home concert will be on November 20th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. with Prof. Juergen Kursawa, Duesseldorf/Germany.

Greetings from Bochum

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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostMon Aug 09, 2010 3:42 am

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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostThu Oct 07, 2010 8:36 am

And here you can find the Youtube clips of the homeconcert with Klaus Mueller:

Vincent Luebeck: Praeludium C-Dur
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyEIxQzxz40

Vincent Luebeck: Praeludium d-moll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SsL1072WCQ

Gerard Bunk: Aeolsharfe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjNuaXDtS8Y

Gerard Bunk: Melodia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKcicLmnZrk

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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostThu Oct 07, 2010 8:45 am

Dear friends of Hauptwerk

I would like to invite yout to the 10th home concert on November the 20th, 2010 at 7.30 pm. The organist of that evening will be Prof. Juergen Kursawa, Duesseldorf.

The programme will be as follows:

Nikolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)
Praeludium e-moll

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Choralbearbeitung „Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend“ BWV 655
Toccata, Adagio and Fuge C-Dur BWV 564

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Sonate d-moll, op. 65/6 on
„Vater unser im Himmelreich“
- Choral
- Andante sostenuto
- Allegro molto
- Fuga. Sostenuto e legato
- Finale. Andante

César Franck (1822-1890)
Choral II h-moll

Henri Mulet (1878-1967)
Tu es Petra


Announcement will be possible at: joerg[dot]glebe[at]thyssenkrupp[dot]com

Free attendance as usual.

The 12th home concert will be on March the 26th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. with Prof. Johannes Geffert, Bonn/Germany.

Greetings from Bochum

Joerg Glebe
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostFri Oct 08, 2010 1:51 am

Ach, wenn ich nur in der Nähe wäre...
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostFri Oct 08, 2010 3:23 am

pat17 wrote:I was under the impression it should be done in a different way, but I know realise thanks to you I was completely wrong. :oops:


In my earlier days, I may once or twice have been guilty of playing the crossed left hand part of the second iteration of the fanfare on the last page on the Solo Tuba, depending on which instrument I was sitting at. I have occasional access to a IV manual H&H with a very nice Tuba which seemed to do the job amusingly well. I don't think any mode of registration is necessarily right or wrong - merely tasteful, or not, stylistic, or not...

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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostSun Nov 14, 2010 11:09 am

James wrote:I am increasingly uncomfortable with the term "computer simulation" being applied to Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ software. I think of organ simulation to mean sounds being generated electronically to appear to be like pipes in a wind blown pipe organ. This is the kind of thing that Roland, Viscount, Ahlborn, and others have been working on perfecting for years, with arguably questionable success. This, to my mind, is not at all what Hauptwerk is all about. The recorded samples of each pipe, with the various attacks and releases, are made available to us to listen to by playing a keyboard. To consider this a simulation, is like saying that listening to a CD of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is listening to a symphony orchestra simulation. The actual sample sets like the Caen organ give us an opportunity to experience the real instrument in a way that no simulation can. I am personally thankful for the incredible efforts of Martin and Brett to allow me to play instruments that I will probably never get to see in person. The dedication of the sample set producers to record the various organs is remarkable. Lumping all this into the term computer simulation just does not work for me.
James


I offer a "noob's" impression. Just came across Hauptwerk days ago and have not been able to stop listening and researching since. While I agree "computer simulation" is not correct, I think considering it as a "simulator" of some of the world's greatest organs is a compliment. Hauptwerk is on par with the simulators that pilots and astronauts use.
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostMon Feb 07, 2011 11:06 pm

Perhaps I missed it, does anyone know which company built this console?

Thanks,

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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostTue Feb 08, 2011 4:00 am

Heuss.
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http://www.midi-organs.eu / http://www.gundulf.org.uk
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Re: A new Hauptwerk console in Germany

PostTue Feb 08, 2011 4:34 am

You can find it here : http://www.ottoheuss.de/en_portrait_index.htm

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