Playing Nagy István. Thanks István for the wonderful playing :)
Grand Plein Jeu
Basse et Dessus de Trompette
Dialogue sur les grands jeux
This is my new free sound sample that will be available for download soon.
This organ comes from the Scholasticate of the Oblates of Mary
Immaculate in Liège and was built by an unknown organ builder
from the first half of the 17th century. Restored in 1825, it was
transferred in 1933 to France, to Brosse-Monceaux, then
around 1945 to Solignac. The Oblates then donated it to the
municipality of Solignac.
More or less abandoned in a side chapel, the organ was saved
from ruin by a team of enthusiasts, with the help of the General
Council of Haute-Vienne. Listed as a Historic Monument for the
piping and the mechanism, the organ was finally very carefully
restored in 1984-85 by organ builders Boisseau and Cattiaux,
who built a new case and added a Vox-humana.
All the pipes are original and have hardly been touched up, as
well as the chests. This makes it a precious testimony to these
small French-style organs, with a single keyboard, most of
which were demolished during the revolution of 1789 or
transformed in a romantic way. (Gérard Lefranc)
The recording was made by Sébastian Halas and he made the Grandorgue version. I made the sample using the Grandorgue version, with permission from Sebastian..