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Praeludium & Fuge d-moll, BWV 554

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Uploaded by: yolar (06/28/21)
Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sample Producer: Piotr Grabowski
Sample Set: Erfurt Büssleben 1702
Software: Hauptwerk VI
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Pitch: 529 Hz (!), meantone temperament, a bit of detuning = an organ/sample set with character. You love it or you hate it. Of course, you can avoid the D# in the fugue by chosing another temperament in Hauptwerk, I didn't. I think that Bach sometimes didn't avoid these chords with a meantone temperament.

Piotr Grabowski has added the detuning feature to several sample sets, which makes the recorded organs even more alive. For this recording I did set the detuning at 20%, not too much because I'd like to think that the organ tuner actually did his best.

One of my first recordings on the Concert Hall was also of this piece. For that recording I did change the pitch and temperament to 465 Hz, Werckmeister III, no detuning:
https://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/39876
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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