Johann Nepomuk Holzhey (1741-1809) was one of the great master organ builders of South Germany in the second half of the 18th century. In recent years Holzhey has received increasing attention. His instruments have been restored in the last three decades so that his relevance with regard to South German organ building has become visible again. He succeeded in developing a distinct personal style.
"His organs are part of the Rococo and Classical era but in his final creations the influence of Romantic sound aesthetics can be felt with increasing intensity. He is a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart. In Holzhey the classical organ attains its zenith." (Dr. Ulrich Höflacher)
About this virtual organ:
The virtual Holzhey organ will be available in two versions:
The two-channel standard version that is based on the original instrument with regard to range (54 manual and 27 pedal keys).
The four-channel premium version is additionally equipped with faders for direct sound and ambience that can be used to adjust the listening position (see below) and an extended range (61 manual and 32 pedal keys).
Recordings have been carefully planned and performed using reference quality equipment. Processing and mastering has been done with the MLP© (multi layer processing) system develped by PROSPECTUM.
Highlights of this virtual organ:
A historically important Johann Nepomuk Holzhey organ from 1787
Size: III+P / 41 (42) stops
Range: Manuals from C to f3/g3 (54/61 keys), pedal from C to d'/f' (27/32 keys)
Sample quality: 24bit/48kHz, processed with our MLP© system
Recorded with the impressive reverb of St. Peter und Paul
Three release samples per pipe (short/medium/long)
Comes with action noises for all stops, keys etc. in MLP© quality
Comes with a separate tremulant waveform for each pipe. These samples were made with our TremulantTemplate© algorithm
4 channel premium version available: Comes with 2 additional ambience channels and extensive perspective control functions
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