St Bartholemew, Groton, Suffolk
Hauptwerk v2 Virtual Organ

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SPECIFICATION
GREAT
Open Diapason
Lieblich Gedackt
Principal
Fifteenth

PEDAL
Bourdon

8
8
4
2


16
SWELL
Open Diapason
Gemshorn
Cornopean

COUPLERS
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great

8
4
8

THE ORGAN

HISTORY

 

This small but perfectly formed example of the work of Father Willis was built in 1888 for University College School in Hampstead, London and subsequently moved to the nearby Bickersteth Memorial Hall. It was discovered there in 1950 by John Ince, the then director of music at Ipswich School, and moved to Groton Parish church. The move was carried out by Henry Willis and Sons, Ltd who also renovated and modernised the instrument. Generous financial assistance was provided by friends of the church both here and in America.

Although it features a modest stop list, the organ is tonally very flexible. The church guide describes the organ as well suited to the church and goes on to say “... and possesses, in its Cornopean, a Willis ‘vintage’ reed of exceptional tonal quality”

HAUPTWERK V2 VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT

 

The operation of this small virtual instrument is very straightforward.

All samples are presented at 44.1kHz, 16 bit with single loops. As well as individual samples for each pipe, the organ features blower, key action and stop action noise. This may be disabled by clicking on the blower on/off switch - note that switching off the blower won’t stop the pipes from sounding.

There are four pistons each to Great and Swell as well as divisional cancels, along with eight generals and a general cancel. These are all accessible via the Stops+Pistons screen as well as via MIDI (see screenshots below). Composition pedals for Great pistons 1 and 4 are also available on the Console screen.

This organ requires approximately 390 MB free memory to load uncompressed and 260 MB when each rank is loaded with lossless compression.

 

Original and extended custom organ definitions are available for this instrument once a registration fee has been paid. For details of registration, please see the order page of the Lavender Audio website.

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