Open Diapason Lieblich Gedackt Principal Fifteenth
8 8 4 2 16
Open Diapason Gemshorn Cornopean
Great to Pedal Swell to Pedal Swell to Great
8 4 8
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
HAUPTWERK V4 - V5 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.
Direct download links for this sample set are as follows ...