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ST MARY-LE-BOW EXTENDED SAMPLE SET

HAUPTWERK SPECIFICATION - ST. MARY-LE-BOW EXTENDED
This extended sample set of 39 speaking stops has been created which – whilst retaining the quality and ethos of the existing St Mary-le-Bow organ – seeks to significantly extend the flexibility and scope of the instrument. All of the additions use samples taken from the original instrument and it is hoped that nothing out of place has been created (no Tubas or 32' reeds here!). Rather, an attempt has been made to create the sort of instrument that might have been provided by Kenneth Tickell had a larger organ spread over three manuals been commissioned. Sharp-eyed readers may also note a small nod in the direction of the 1880 J.W. Walker organ with some of the additions! Incidentally, this set is included with the standard St Mary-le-Bow sample set at no extra cost.

The scope of the Swell and Pedal has been conservatively widened and a new Choir organ has been provided, designed very much to complement the existing scheme. A greater range of playing aids has been provided, such as the Basscouplers and sub- and super-octave couplers available on both the Swell and Choir. In addition, the manual range has been extended to 61 notes and the pedal range extended to 32 notes.

All of these additions, along with the various sample set user settings are described in detail in the user manual, which may be freely downloaded here.
GREAT (C - c4)

Bourdon
Open Diapason
Gamba
Stopped Diapason
Principal
Spitz Flute
Fifteenth
Cornet (12.15.17)
Furniture (15.19.22.26)
Trumpet
Tremulant

Swell to Great
Choir to Great

Bow Bells (Cimbelstern)





16
8
8
8
4
4
2
III
IV
8









SWELL (C - c4)
(enclosed)
Diapason
Viola
Voix Celeste
Chimney Flute
Principal
Traverse Flute
Nazard
Open Flute
Tierce
Larigot
Mixture (15.19.22)
Bassoon
Hautboy
Trumpet
Clarion
Tremulant

Swell suboctave
Swell unison off
Swell octave


8
8
8
8
4
4
2 2/3
2
1 3/5
1 1/3
III
16
8
8
4




CHOIR (C - c4)

Gedackt
Echo Gamba
Principal
Stopped Flute
Octave
Sesquialtera (12.17)
Cromorne
Trumpet (Great)

Tremulant

Choir suboctave
Choir unison off
Choir octave

Swell to Choir






8
8
4
4
2
II
8
8










PEDAL (C - g1)

Violone
Sub Bass
Quint
Principal
Open Flute
Octave
Trombone
Bassoon (Swell)
Trumpet (Great)

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal








16
16
10 2/3
8
8
4
16
16
8
ACCESSORIES
Great and Pedal pistons coupled
Generals on Swell foot pistons
Basscouplers to all manuals

Reversible pistons
Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great
Reversible foot pistons
Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal



Eight general pistons and general cancel
Eight foot pistons to the Pedal Organ
Eight pistons each to the Great, Swell and Choir Organs
Computer requirements vary depending on whether the single or multi-channel set is loaded. The sample memory limit of 3 GB for Hauptwerk v4 Basic Edition means that Hauptwerk Advanced Edition should be considered essential for the multi-channel variant of the extended set and highly desirable for the single-channel set as otherwise there will be a significant constraint in the number of ranks that may be loaded. As Hauptwerk-V (v5) Lite Edition has no sample memory restriction, this would certainly be suitable for running the single-channel set, although the polyphony restriction of 1024 voices may be noticeable when using the multi-channel set.

For the single channel set, a decent dual core or (ideally) quad core processor is recommended, alongside a minimum of 8 GB of system memory (RAM). The multi-channel complete set really does require 24 GB or more of system RAM, alongside a fast (i5/i7) quad core processor.

The following memory usage table gives approximate memory requirements for various loading configurations when loading the single-channel sample set (Chancel samples only). Note that memory requirements are significantly reduced if the tremulant affected samples are not loaded.
Single channel
(x3 for multi-channel*)
24 bit
20 bit
16 bit
16 bit (no tremmed ranks loaded)
Lossless
compression
14,390 MB
12,788 MB
7,351 MB
3,963MB
* Multiplying by 3 will give an approximate figure. For instance, all three stereo channels loaded at 24 bit, all loops and lossless compression has been measured as requiring 42,136 MB of RAM. It is of course possible to load just two channels (eg Ambient and Surround only), in which case simply multiply these figures by 2.
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USER MANUAL

 

This comprehensive manual gives full details of installation, further information on system requirements, user interface and performance suggestions as well as some background to the creation of the sample set.

The following links give further information on the St Mary-le-Bow stop sample set ....
Main Console
Stops and Pistons
Settings (multi-channel set)
Left Hand Stop Jamb
Right Hand Stop Jamb