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The first historical Italian organ available by OrganART

PostSun Nov 02, 2003 8:27 am

Hello everybody,

the 1677 Italian Carboni organ is available.

The organ is located in a middle-sized baroque church in Valsolda/Italy near Lugano. Due to large amount of marbled walls, the architecture has surprising acoustical properties with a rich and long reverberation. The organ was built by a the Ticinese organ manufacturer Michele Carboni in 1675 to 1677. The original room ambience with a reverberation time of about 4 seconds and the original tracker noises are captured precisely within this project.

This instrument is a typical historical Italian organ, with one manual and a small pedalboard compass, serving only as a bass fundament. Italian historical organs normally serve especially for liturgical purposes and accompaniment of the choir, thus being not a special solistic instrument. The overtone stops are realized as separate Principal ranks which only repeat in high keys, such having the ability to built very special tonal structures and mixture-like sounds. A typical stop is the "Voce umana", which is not a reed stop, but a special slightly detuned pipe rank for chorus like effects. The organ is based on sonouros and warm Principal ranks and additionally has high and powerful overtone ranks for harpsichord like sounds. Another special feature is the "Terzo mano" (third hand), an intra-manual octave coupler, which leads to an extraordinary full sound.

Please note, that the first demos on the website are only preliminary, live recordings from an Italian professional organist will be available soon.

The sample set with top class quality recording and processing will be ready for shipping in about 3 to 4 weeks.

Please check
http://www.organartmedia.com/Carboni-Intro.html

Feedback welcome!
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
D-88662 Überlingen/Lake Constance
http://www.organartmedia.com
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PostSun Nov 09, 2003 3:14 am

I listened to your demos a few days ago but until now I was unable to post my comments due to computer problems. From the little that I have heard so far, my comments are entirely positive. The Frescobaldi praeludium and the Boelmann display a wonderful warmth of tone and rich ambience. The Frescobaldi toccata, on the other hand, illustrates the instrument's ability to produce sounds of much colour and brilliance. I will almost certainly order this organ set as soon as it becomes available. It is most definitely a good thing to have an instrument representing one of the other organ traditions of Europe. I hope we will soon see some French and Spanish organs as well.
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PostSun Nov 30, 2003 4:27 pm

Hello dear OrganART customers,

the Carboni organ is now ready for ordering.

Prices and order details see
http://www.organartmedia.com/Ordering.html

Special price for orders up to December 14, 2003
Shipping will be at least about last week of December.

Hear the new live recorded demos of Italian organ music, recorded by Fabio Mancini, Italy!
http://www.organartmedia.com/Carboni-Demos.html

Feedback welcome!
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
D-88662 Überlingen/Lake Constance
http://www.organartmedia.com

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