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VGM on the 1624 Scherer organ, one of Europe's most important historic instruments


Hi everyone,

Last year, my parents-in-law had a very special birthday present for me: They organised an appointment with the resident organist at St. Stephan, Tangerm√ľnde, Germany, where I had the honor to play one of Europe's most important and famous historic pipe organs --- The 1624 Scherer organ!

This organ is one of the most important historical organs in Europe and features some peculiarities of that time, like a short octave and a (1/4th-comma, IIRC) mean-tone temperament, as it was pretty common back in that era.

Luckily, among a number of other recordings, an improvisation on the "Song of Time" from "The Legend of Zelda -- Ocarina of Time" did find its way to my Zoom H6n digital recorder...so, enjoy this rare and unusual piece of VGM "remix", just the way "it was meant to be 400 years ago"! :-)

https://youtu.be/5Rjps9OUgjU

Find out more about the organ at the organ restorer's website and Wikipedia:
- https://www.schuke.de/?projects=tangermunde-st-stephan-germany&lang=en
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Stephen%27s_Church,_Tangerm%C3%BCnde
by woody-mc
May 6, 2022 02:53 PM

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RE: VGM on the 1624 Scherer organ, one of Europe's most important historic instruments


Even more amazing than usual. The songs have a new tonality and the full organ is very wide. Lucky you to play on this organ. All the best.
by Erzahler
May 14, 2022 11:10 PM

RE: VGM on the 1624 Scherer organ, one of Europe's most important historic instruments

Erzahler wrote:

Even more amazing than usual. The songs have a new tonality and the full organ is very wide. Lucky you to play on this organ. All the best.

Much appreciated, Andrew! And, yes, to play this organ was indeed an unconventional challenge... :-)

by woody-mc
May 17, 2022 02:02 PM

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