The smaller Holy Ghost organ and the larger Trinity organ of the Benedictine Abbey of Ottobeuren/Unterallgäu, founded in 764, are the only surviving instruments built by Karl Joseph Riepp and are both almost completely original. Due to their construction, quality craftsmanship and especially unique architecture and sound, they are an extremely important part of our international organ heritage.
They combine French and Southern German sound ideals and can be regarded as timeless organ treasures. The Rococo Holy Ghost organ is more Southern German orientated while the large Trinity organ has a more typical French character.
Riepp’s organ building style is characterized by numerous warm and full sounding foundation stops, partially lower pitched mixtures, powerful reeds with full resonator lengths, aliquots and cornets with wide scales and beautiful flutes. Exceptional is how well all of the stops blend together.
The Rococo basilica has a reverberation time up to 7 seconds.
Thanks, professor Maier, for providing us with yet another excellent and important sampleset.