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[7.1ch] 7 Stücke Für Portativ (4) | 7 pieces for portable organ

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Uploaded by: woody-mc (12/09/19)
Composer: * My Own Composition
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Notre Dame de Metz Mutin/Cavaillé-Coll
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Medieval and Renaissance
When I watched this video(*) of Catalina Vicens playing the Rondeau by Carson Cooman, I almost immediately fell in love with the idea of carrying a small pipe organ around with me.


As if it would have been a coincidence, Wolkenstayn, the German manufacturer of these instruments, is located nearby with just under an hour of a car ride away, so I decided to somewhat "prepare" for a portable organ like this with a reduced keyboard compass and rather "unusual" temperament and tuning.

This experiment resulted in a set of seven rather short improvisations in Gothic/medieval style (most of them in d-Dorian mode). All of them feature the Metz G.O. 4' Octave as a solo stop, a base pitch of a=466Hz and Pythagorean temperament. The utilized keyboard compass ranges from c on the small octave to e'' with the small c# being omitted (28 tones), which is exactly the range that my (hopefully) future intrument will provide.

Marking your fav piece number would be highly appreciated! :-)

For those who own a 7.1 surround system, an 8-channel FLAC file can be picked up here to get an impression of what it will sound like in my living room:
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- Player: Current versions of Media Player Classic are able to properly play multi-channel FLAC files.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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