Specification
of
the Pels & van Leeuwen choir organ from the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden

(green has been added for Hauptwerk)

Manual C-g''' Pedal: C-f' (Fixed)
01-Holpijp
02-Prestant
03-Roerfluit
04-Quint 1 1/3 Bas
05-Quint 2 2/3 Disc.
06-Octaaf
07-Subbas
08-Holpijp
09-Prestant
10-Roerfluit
11-Octaaf

8'
4'
4'
1 1/3'
2 2/3'
2'
16' (Copy from the Lohman organ
8' (Transmission of Manual)
4' (Transmission of Manual)
4' (Transmission of Manual)
2' (Transmission of Manual)



Note:
The pedals on the real organ are fixed but to make it possible to play in Hauptwerk the Holpijp 8'; Prestant 4'; Roerfluit 4' and Octaaf 2' as a kind of transmission we have added a pedals to manual coupler.
Also we have added a copy of the Subbas 16' from the Lohman orgel.

Demos
of
the Pels & van Leeuwen choir organ from the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden


Composer:

Organist:



J.S Bach - Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV635
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8'; Prestant 4'; Roerfluit 4'; Octaaf 2';
Ped-Kopp
Windmodel: 100
Front: 79
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S Bach - Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV683
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8'; Roerfluit 4'
Windmodel: 100
Front: 79
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S Bach - Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV641
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Deel 1:
Holpijp 8'; Prestant 4'; Roerfluit 4'; Octaaf 2';
Ped-Kopp
Deel 2:
+ Quint 1 1/3' + Quint 2 2/3'
Windmodel: 100
Front: 31
Middle: 79
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S Bach - Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV642
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8'; Roerfluit 4'; Quint 2 2/3';
Windmodel: 100
Front: 31
Middle: 79
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Buxtehude - Fuga in C
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Roerfluit 4' (Alleen front kanaal)
Windmodel: 100
Front: 100
Middle: 0
Rear: 0
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Buxtehude - Fuga in C
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Roerfluit 4' (Alleen middle kanaal)
Windmodel: 100
Front: 0
Middle: 100
Rear: 0
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Buxtehude - Fuga in C
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Roerfluit 4' (Alleen rear kanaal)
Windmodel: 100
Front: 0
Middle: 0
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
G. Muffat - Aria met variaties
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel: 100
Front: 50
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.G. Walther - Jesu, meine Freude Partita-VI
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8';Roerfluit 4';Quint 2 2/3(met opzet iets ontstemd)
Windmodel: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 20
Rear: 100
Organist: Fred de Jong
J. Stanley - Voluntary VIII
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8';Roerfluit 4';Octaaf 2'
Windmodel: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 20
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
C. Ferrari - Pastoralis suavissima
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8';Quint 1 1/3'; Quint 2 2/3'; Subbas 16'
Windmodel: 50
Front: 20
Middle: 81
Rear: 100
Organist: Carson Cooman
C. Ferrari - Pastoralis mysticissima
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8'; Subbas 16'
Windmodel: 50
Front: 20
Middle: 81
Rear: 100
Organist: Carson Cooman
B. Krol - Würzburger Pastetchen (Rondino giocoso für das Orgelpostiv)
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Holpijp 8';Roerfluit 4'. 0:55: Holpijp 8'; Prestant 4'
Windmodel: 50
Front: 20
Middle: 81
Rear: 100
Organist: Carson Cooman

Download Information
of
the Pels & van Leeuwen choir organ from the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden


Important : Before download, first read the comments below at "General".

Download files Pels & van leeuwen:

DOWNLOAD
Pels-en-van-Leeuwen-10.CompPkg.Hauptwerk.rar MD5:
Checksum e1b460328867c2de899713dca6decfff Size 0,7 GB


Download files Combination organ (Lohman + Pels & van Leeuwen):

DOWNLOAD

Lohman-Pels-10.CompPkg_Hauptwerk_rar:
MD5 Checksum b4b65c8f540dc0d09eb0bd32c7ae6f9a Size 0,7 GB



General


Keep in mind that downloading these large files can take a lot of time depending on your internet connection.
Since there is a download limit of 750 GB per day, you may sometimes receive a notification to try again the next day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Important: Download the latest licensing packages file https://www.hauptwerk.com/licensingpackages/
Start Hauptwerk V (or higher) and install this file via the menu File | Install Organ, Temperament, or Impulse Response Reverb... Hauptwerk will 'learn' which protected sets are currently on the market.

For users of Hauptwerk 5 or higher:

  1. Make sure that Hauptwerk is not loaded.
  2. Open your iLok account and choose Licenses/Redeem Activation code and cut and paste the many-digit code into the screen.
  3. Activate your license to iLok Cloud or to the iLok dongle. In the latter case: then place the dongle on the Hauptwerk PC.
    It appears that this rule is not clear to everyone:
    • 3a: Go to your iLok account (log in if necessary) and select the sample set for which you want to enter the activation code.
    • 3b: At the top right of the iLok screen is a gray/green check mark.
      If you go over this with the mouse you will see the text "Activate licenses".
      Click on this check mark and you will see a new screen.
    • 3c: Click on Activate and Ok. Now the checkmark in the previous screen turns green.
    • 3d: Now double-click on the line you are working on and the screen that opens must show "License status active" on the top line.
    • 3e: If necessary, repeat the above for the eventualy other newly purchased organs.
  4. Restart Hauptwerk and you can install and use the organ.

After downloading, note the following:

  1. Download all .CompPkg.Hauptwerk files.
  2. Load these files in the same folder and
  3. Do not change the file names and
  4. Do not unpack by hand.
  5. Check the MD5 checksums with the WinMD5 program, free to download from
    http://www.winmd5.com or http://www.fastsum.com
    If a checksum is incorrect, throw the wrong download file away from the PC and download that file again.
  6. Start Hauptwerk (File/Install organ....), select in the folder where you just downloaded the files the file with extension .CompPkg_Hauptwerk_rar in Hauptwerk's component installer.
    Hauptwerk automatically finds the other files.
  7. If you get error messages, scroll to the end of the log file (this opens automatically if something goes wrong when unpacking) to see what goes wrong.
    Usually a file is missing, or there is a file in the wrong folder or a file is damaged.
  8. Before loading the organ, first have a look at the system information regarding the expected memory usage etc.

Note: Please contact us via the Contact form if you encounter any issues; we will try to assist you.

System requirements
of
the Pels & van Leeuwen choir organ from the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden



The computer

To play the full version of this sample set without restrictions requires a modern, fast computer with, for example, Windows 10 64 bit installed and around 4 GB of RAM.
Obviously Hauptwerk must also be installed with the latest version 5 (or higher) Advanced.
It is said that the best results are achieved using Apple-MacIntosh computers; however, we have no experience with this. It is difficult to make exact statements about what is needed. The "mother" website hauptwerk.com provides much information about this issue.
Prerequisites
.
Please note: This information applies to the newest version of Hauptwerk.
This virtual Pels & van Leeuwen organ can be downloaded.
Below is a table of memory usage .
On other systems, these values can vary considerably! Please note that your Operating System also requires considerable memory.


The sound card

A good internal or external sound card. For more information go to: hauptwerk.com .


Manuals/keyboards/pedal òr complete organ with MIDI out

1 manual/keyboard and a (at least 25 keys) pedal òr a complete electronic organ with MIDI out.
Beautiful consoles specifically designed for Hauptwerk are commercially available.
In the Netherlands these are available through, for example,

Those who are technically inclined can provide their keyboard with MIDI capability using hardware from, for example, WIRA, MIDI-Hardware.com or MGB . We ourselves have done this using a Heyligers organ dating from around 1975 (using WIRA hardware). The conversion was about 300 Euro and everything has worked perfectly for years.


Speakers/headphone

The superb sound quality of Hauptwerk is best experienced through high-quality headphones, such as AKG or Sennheiser.
We prefer connecting the sound card to a (possibly multi-channel) sound system. The above mentioned companies can also advise you on any purchases in this area.
What you definitely should not do is listen to Hauptwerk through the built-in speakers of the monitor or a set of €10 computer speakers!





Table of memory usage
for
the Pels & van Leeuwen choir organ from the grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden


Hauptwerk 5 (space needed on the hard disc e.g. 3,7 GB)

The meaning of the columns:
A = Number of loaded channels
B = Compression applied
C = Bit rate Pipe samples
D = Multi-release pipe loaded
E = Organ cache (GB)
F = RAM usage, Operating System not included (GB)

De nrs. 1-2-3: the standard Hauptwerk loading mode: 16-bit compressed and multi release.
De nrs. 4-5-6: is the maximum possible, loading mode 24-bit uncompressed and multi release.
There are of course many more variants. E.g. pipe samples loaded at 24 bit and sounds at 16 bit, etc. If you have questions, contact us via the Contact form

nr. Definition A B C D E F
1 (16 bit) 1 channel loaded multi release compressed (Standard Hauptwerk) 1 16 0,5 0,8
2 (16 bit) 2 channels loaded multi release compressed (Standard Hauptwerk) 2 16 0,9 1,12
3 (16 bit) 3 channels loaded multi release compressed (Standard Hauptwerk) 3 16 1,3 1,6
4 (24 bit) 1 channel loaded multi release uncompressed 1 24 0,8 1,8
5 (24 bit) 2 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 2 24 1,7 3,5
6 (24 bit) 3 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 3 24 2,6 5,2




Combination of two organs:

Pels & van Leeuwen + Lohman



Pels-en-van-Leeuwen_04.jpg
Virtual panel both organs

We have made an ODF to join the Pels & van Leeuwen organ to the Lohman organ (using a fake 3th manual). The most right column on the picture shows the stops of the positif. Using the "P +" buttons you can handle the transmissions (See above). The 4th slider (with the caption "Vol") you can set the volume of the positif related to the main organ. Using the button "R" switches it back to the normal volume. (Free for owners of our sample set Lohman)

Use the following link to download the organ:


Lohman-Pels-10.CompPkg_Hauptwerk_rar: MD5 Checksum b4b65c8f540dc0d09eb0bd32c7ae6f9a Size 0,7 GB
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iszYXekZPeItJR_rBqekS_XF5n4e3So3/view?usp=sharing

The Pels & van Leeuwen choir organ from the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden

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koororgel heusden

PLAY DEMO

In January 2014, we recorded the Pels & Van Leeuwen choir organ in the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden, in the Province of North Brabant.
This organ from 1990 has 1 manual, pedal (fixed), and 6 stops.
For Hauptwerk, we have added a Subbass 16' to the pedal. The plan is to also release an ODF that allows both the Lohman organ and this Pels & Van Leeuwen organ (via a third manual) to be played from a single console.
Note: This sample set can be effectively used with the free version of Hauptwerk.

The Grote- or Catharijnekerk

Oudheusden has been inhabited since the 8th century. At that time, there was mention of a fortified place, a "Castle," at the Oude Maasje. This castle, which bore the name 'Nieuwenrooy', stood on the site where the current public school 'Nieuwenrooy', was built.
The church of Oudheusden after being destroyed several times since the French period was not rebuilt. Because the course of the Meuse is increasingly shifting northward, it already created in the 12th century the need to build a fortified place elsewhere.
In the immediate vicinity of the castle the fortified town of Heusden established itself over the centuries. Already in the year 1210, mention is made of a church in Heusden. What the church looked like is not known. What was left, namely the tower built in Romanesque style, was destroyed in 1944. In 1328 the church was extended with a north and south aisle. There was also a choir in Gothic style.
In 1555 a transept replaced the north aisle and three bays were constructed in alternating layers of brick and stone. Here we still find decorations in Gothic style.
A city-wide fire in 1572 destroyed large parts of the church. Starting in 1579 a thorough restoration ensued.
The side choir, probably built in 1412, was torn down in 1628. The location of this side choir is still visible in the masonry. In the years 1637-1639 the choir was renewed.
The tower was blown up during the nights of November 4 to 5, 1944 by retreating German troops. The western part of the church was also destroyed. After the war, the church, on its west side, was closed in and restored. The tower, the western chapels and the devastated bays were not rebuilt.
The circumference of the foundation is visible in the pavement. In the church one can find, in addition to beautiful gravestones and signs from the 16th and 17th centuries, bells from 1334, 1501 and 1518. A bell from 1412 now hangs in the turret.
The mausoleum of the Baron Van Friesheim, Governor of Heusden from 1711-1733, dates from 1733 and is very beautiful. The design of this tomb is by Jacob Marot and the sculptor was Jan Baptist Xaverij.

Technical information

Wind pressure: 70 mm
Tuning: a' = ca. 435 Hz. (Hauptwerk 428,4 Hz.)
Temperament: Werckmeister III. (Of course in Hauptwerk this can be switched to equal temperament or another temperament)

The pedals on the real organ are fixed but to make it possible to play in Hauptwerk the Holpijp 8'; Prestant 4'; Roerfluit 4' and Octaaf 2' as a kind of transmission we have added a pedals to manual coupler.
Also we have added a copy of the Subbas 16' from the Lohman orgel.




About the recordings




Three channel technology

sliderspels.png
Sliders on the tab "speeltafel" (virtual console)

This sample set was recorded from three positions in stereo (24 bit 96kHz).
The set comes with a Sygsoft devised 3-channel technique whereby the user may set the listening position themselves.
There are 3 positions, namely :
1: Front, recorded very close to the organ. This provides a very direct recording that is useful for study purposes.
2: Centre (Middle), this recording was made at about 3 times the distance used in the front recording.
3: Rear, recorded far from the organ is used as surround.
Through three sliders (0-100%), a mix can be made of the three positions that is to your liking.



Combination of two organs:

Pels & van Leeuwen + Lohman



Pels-en-van-Leeuwen_04.jpg
Virtual panel both organs

We have made an ODF to join the Pels & van Leeuwen organ to the Lohman organ (using a fake 3th manual). The most right column on the picture shows the stops of the positif. Using the "P +" buttons you can handle the transmissions (See above). The 4th slider (with the caption "Vol") you can set the volume of the positif related to the main organ. Using the button "R" switches it back to the normal volume. (Free for owners of our sample sets Lohman en Pels & van Leeuwen)

Use the following link to download the organ:


Lohman-Pels-10.CompPkg_Hauptwerk_rar: MD5 Checksum b4b65c8f540dc0d09eb0bd32c7ae6f9a Size 0,7 GB
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iszYXekZPeItJR_rBqekS_XF5n4e3So3/view?usp=sharing




Other details


The recordings for this sample set were made in January 2014.
Recording quality 96 kHz, 24 bit. The set is reduced to 48 kHz 24 bit.
Number of microphones: 6
Number of samples processed in this set: 3954
Number of files in this set 4182 in 130 folders.
Number of lines in the Organ Definition File: 222.614


Division of the Work

Johan van der Waal van Dijk:
Processing of the samples and technical advice.

Christian Boogaard:
Noise reduction, adjusting the wind model, intonation, demos, and artistic advice.

Rietje Raatgeep:
Administration and PR.

Fred de Jong:
Layout, additional control samples, loops, ODF and overall management.

You listen to the Pels & van Leeuwen koororgel from the Grote- or Catharijnekerk in Heusden