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Passacaglia & Fuga in C Minor, BWV 582

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Uploaded by: jerrymartin (09/19/20)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Inspired Acoustics
Sample Set: The Scots' Church Melbourne
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Baroque
Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582 needs no introduction. This is one of my favorite works, and I most recently performed it live on the exciting Rieger organ of St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoighre, Ireland: I have had the privelege of practicing and performing on that instrument, and the unique Rieger sound is something I do enjoy.

0:00 | Passacaglia
7:50 | Fugue

This sample-set from Inspired Acoustics captures a large 4-manual instrument, installed in 1999 for Scot's Church, in Melbourne Australia. A versatile, contemporary instrument, it features the characteristic Rieger sparkle and fire.

The organ is naturally in a relatively dry accoustic, so for this performance, I have used Hauptwerk's convolution reverb features to virtually place the organ in the reverberant space of the Martinikerk in Groningen. (The crazy things technology now allows us to do!)

Internally, I route the individual manuals to separate busses, front and rear, and then apply the appropriate convolution reverb to each bus to create a sound with which I am quite pleased in this case!

More details at:

My performance on the Rieger in Dublin, Ireland, live:

System Details:
MIDI Console by Content
Hauptwerk V
Mac Mini 64GB Ram
Motu Ultraline-mk3 Audio Interface

Sampleset: Scots' Rieger, Inspired Acoustics

Impulse Reverb: Martinikerk, Groningen; Sonus Paradisi
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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