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Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Sample set from Sonus Paradisi

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Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Sample set from Sonus Paradisi

PostWed May 24, 2023 1:48 am

The organ was built by the French organbuilder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 1870 for the private Hall of John Turner Hopwood, later moved to Ketton (1875), finally transferred to the Warrington Hall (1926), which is a theatre today.

The organ has 3 manuals and 49 speaking stops, including a 32' in pedal, but it is still a chamber organ, voiced originally to fit a small private room. Therefore, the sound of the sample set is also well suited for home use in Hauptwerk. It sounds amazingly natural in a living room. This sample set is a real revelation because it is so unique among other Cavaillé-Coll productions, and also because the organ is now somewhat forgotten, hardly used for any kind of public performance. Its unusual sound is therefore known only to a small group of specialists. The sample set is

now available from Sonus Paradisi.

More details, including the specification and audio demo samples of the instrument may be found on the Sonus Paradisi web pages.

The vol.1 is free for everyone to download and test. It features 21 stops of the organ without any limitations. It forms a typical small Cavaillé-Coll organ - for free.
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Re: Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Sample set from Sonus Paradisi

PostThu May 25, 2023 6:06 am

Well done, Mr. Zurek! I have downloaded the demo set and it is an absolutely delightful medium-sized French Romantic instrument.
It's such a shame that the real Warrington instrument is treated with such apathy by its community.

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