Specification
of
the Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik

(green has been added for Hauptwerk)

Man. I: Hoofdwerk C-c'''
(for Hauptwerk
extended to f''')
Man. II: Rugwerk C-c'''
(for Hauptwerk
extended to f''')
Man. III: Borstwerk F-G-A-a''
(for Hauptwerk
extended to C-f''')
Bourdon
Prestant
Holpijp
Octaaf
Roerfluit (1862)
Quint
Octaaf
Mixtuur
Cornet (1785)
10-Fagot
Trompet (1862)
16'
8'
8'
4'
4'
3' (2 2/3')
2'
2 - 3 ranks
2 - 3 ranks (Disc.)
16'
8' Bas/Disc
Holpijp (1785)
Prestant (1785)
Roerfluit (1785)
Quint (1785)
Octaaf (1785)
Woudfluit
Mixtuur (1785)
Sexqualter (1785)
Dulciaan (1785)
Trompet (1785)

8'
4'
4'
3'
2'
2'
2 - 3 ranks
2 ranks
8' bas
8' disc.

Prestant
Holpijp
Octaaf
Fluit
Roerquint
Superoctaaf (1671/2000)
Quint
Sexqualter (disc 2000)
Regaal


8'
8'
4'
4'
3'
2'
1 1/3'
2 ranks
8'


Pedal: C-b' Fixed
(for Hauptwerk
extended to f')
Playing aids:
Bourdon
Octaaf
Gedekt
Prestant
Bazuin
Trompet





16'
8'
8'
4'
16'
8'





Wind (Motor-switch)
Manualcoupler HW - BW
Manualcoupler HW- RW
Manualcoupler HW - RW Bas
Manualcoupler HW - RW Disk
Manualcoupler RW - BW
Coupler Pedal - BW
Coupler Pedal - HW
Coupler Pedal - RW
Tremulant Hoofdwerk (Hauptwerk system)
Tremulant Rugwerk (Hauptwerk system)
Tremulant Borstwerk recorded or Hauptwerk system
Ventiel (Exhaust valve)
Occlusion general (not in Hauptwerk)

Demos
of
the Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik


Composer:

Organist:



J.S. Bach - Christus, der ist mein Leben BWV 1112
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: Roerfluit 4'
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.S. Bach - Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt BWV 957
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: Bourdon 16', Prestant 8', Holpijp 8', Octaaf 4', Quint 3', Octaaf 2', Mixtuur 2-3
Ped: Bourdon 16', Octaaf 8', Gedekt 8', Bazuin 16', Ped-HW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.S. Bach - Valet will ich dir geben BWV 735
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: Bourdon 16', Prestant 8', Holpijp 8', Octaaf 4', Quint 3', Octaaf 2', Mixtuur 2-3, Fagott 16', Trompet 8', HW-BW
BW: Prestant 8', Octaaf 4', Roerquint 3'
Ped: Bourdon 16', Octaaf 8', Gedekt 8', Baziun 16', Trompet 8' Ped-HW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.S. Bach - Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 690
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Prestant 8' HW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.S. Bach - Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 687
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Prestant 8' HW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.S. Bach - O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 618
Temperament: Original
Registration:
linker hand: RW: Holpijp 8',
RW-BW
rechter hand: BW: Prestant 8'
Ped: Ped-HW,
HW: Trompet 8' (volume iets teruggenomen)
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.S. Bach - Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 738
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Hw: Bourdon 16', Prestant 8', Holpijp 8', Octaaf 4', Quint 3', Octaaf 2', Mixtuur 2-3
Ped: Bourdon 16', Octaaf 8', Gedekt 8', Baziun 16',
Ped-HW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 36
Middle: 67
Rear: 62
Organist: Christian Müller
J.P. Sweelinck - Puer nobis nascitur
Temperament: Wiegleb
Registration:
0:00 I. Choral in cantu - Regaal 8', Fluit 4'(BW)
0:41 II. Bicinium - Holpijp 8', Octaaf 4', Quint (HW)
1:23 III. Variatio - Holpijp 8', Fluit 4', Quint 1 1/2' (BW)
2:02 IV. Choral in tenore - Trompet 8'(Ped) / Holpijp 8', Octaaf 4', Sexq., Regaal 8' (BW)
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 10
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Brembeck
J.S. Bach Minuet Brandenburg-1 BWV1046
Temperament: Wiegleb
Registration:
Divers. Arrangement voor orgel W. Th. Best
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 19
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Brembeck
G. Muffat (1653 - 1704) - Toccata septima
Temperament: Wiegleb
Registration:
0:00 Part I Grave: Plena diverse
2:12 Part II Allegro: Plena diverse
3:05 Part III: Oct.4'(RW)+ Oct.4'(BW) played "Ottava bassa"/ Ped.: Bd.16', Oct.6'
4:32 Part IV Fuga: Plena diverse
6:30 Part V: Plena diverse
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 10
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Brembeck
J.S. Bach - Aria variata BWV989
Temperament: Original
Registration:
0:00 Aria: HW: PR8, BD16 Ped: OC8
2:02 I: BW: HP8 Trambl
3:20 II: HW: HP8, OC4
4:35 III: HW: HP8, RF4 BW:(cf)Rp. 8', Fl4, Sex.
5:47 IV: HW: Rp. 8'
7:16 V: HW: RF4'
8:16 VI: Solo: HW: Pr. 8', Cornet BW: Pr. 8', Hp. 8', Fl. 4' Ped: B. 16', Oct. 8'
9:51 VII: BW: Hp. 8', Fl. 4', Regaal 8'
10:52 VIII: HW: Hp. 8', Oct. 2'
11:55 IX: RW: Dulc./Tr. 8'
13:16 X: Plenum HW, RW, BW, Ped. + Koppels
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 10
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Brembeck
S. van Soldt - Piece sans titre Ronden
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Borstwerk: Fluit 4'; Regaal 8'
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 27
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Brembeck
J.S. Bach - Trio Sonate V BWV 529 deel 3 Allegro
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
RW: HP8,PR4,RF4,QU3,OC2,MI
HW: PR8,HP8,OC4,RF4, QU3, OC2,MI
Ped: OC8,TR8 (-6dB)
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 69
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S. Bach - Trio Sonate V BWV 529 deel 2 Largo
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
RW: HP8
BW: RE8
Ped: GE8
Koppel: HW - BW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 69
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S. Bach - Canzona BWV588
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
0:00
HW: PR8,HP8;
BW: HP8;
Ped: BD16,OC8
2:26
HW: + OC2
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.P. Sweelinck - Baletto del granduca
Temperament: Meantone 1/6 comma
Registration:
0:00 Variatie I
RW: DU8,TR8
1:07 Variatie II
HW: HP8,OC2
2:07 Variatie III
BW: HP8,OC4
3:10 Variatie IV
HW: HP8,PR4,QU3,OC2,MI
4:15 Variatie V
HW: HP8,PR4,QU3,OC2,MI
RW: HP8,OC4
Koppel HW - RW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Scarlatti - Sonate 328
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
RW: HP8,PR4,RF4,MI;
HW: PR8,HP8,OC4,Mi
BW: HP8;
HW-RW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Scarlatti - Sonate 287
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
HW: HP8,RF4;
BW: OC4,RE8
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J. Pachelbel - Chaconne d moll
Temperament: Meantone 1/6 comma
Registration:
RW: HP8;
PED: GD8
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.P. Sweelinck - Echo fantasie in a
Temperament: Meantone 1/6 comma
Registration:
RW: HP8,RF4;
HW: HP8,OC2;
BW: RE8
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 76
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
P. Eilander - Psalm 138
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 0
Middle: 0
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
G.F. Haendel - Groot Allegro Concerto 10
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
G.F. Haendel - Allegro Concerto 10
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
G.F. Haendel - Adagio Concerto 10
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
J. Stanley - Temple church suite
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 17
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
W. de Penning - Invention II
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
W. de Penning - Psalm 78 Koraalbewerking
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Hier wordt de extended versie gebruikt.
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
Wim de Penning - Psalm 78 Variaties
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Hier wordt de originele versie gebruikt.
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
W. de Penning - Meditation
Temperament: Original
Registration:
RW: HP8;
HW: HP8;
BW: HP8;
Alle koppels
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
W. de Penning - Trumpet voluntary
Temperament: Original
Registration:
RW: HP8, PR4, MIX, DU8, TR8;
HW: BD16, PR8, OC4, RF4, QU3, OC2, MIX, TR8;
BW: HP8, FL4, RE8;
HW-RW; PED-HW;
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
W. de Penning - Flute piece
Temperament: Original
Registration:
BW: FL4 + Trem;
RW: RF4;
HW: HP8;
Ped + HW.
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
W. de Penning - Kort voorspel en koraal Psalm 116
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
W. de Penning - Variaties over Hoor een heilig koor van stemmen
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Wim de Penning
J.F. Haendel - Fuga
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 27
Middle: 57
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.L. Krebs - Trio Es dur
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
Adagio:
HW:HP8;RF4;QU3 RW.HP8;RF4
Ped.BD16;OC8;
RW-BW;Ped-RW
Allegro:
RW:HP8;PR4;RF4
BW:HP8;OC4;RQ3;SO2;QU1 1/3;SE
Ped:BD16;OC8;PR4
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
D. Buxtehude - Passacaglia BUXWV 161
Temperament: Silbermann
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 22
Middle: 50
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S. Bach - Nun danket alle Gott
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Divers
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
J.S. Bach - Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: BD16;PR8;HP8
RW: HP8;PR4;RF4;QU3;OC2
BW: HP8;OC4;FL4;SO2;RG8
Ped: PR4
Ped+HW; Ped+RW; RW+BW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 43
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
J. Zwart - Wilhelmus
Temperament: Original
Registration:
Opname naar aanleiding van Koningsdag 2021
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 24
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Christian Boogaard
J.S. Bach - BWV-647
Temperament: Original
Registration:
HW: PR8;
RW: PR4;RF4;OC2
BW:HP8;OC4;FL4;SO2
Ped: PR4. c.f.
Ped + RW; RW + BW
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S. Bach - BWV-646
Temperament: Original
Registration:
RW: HP8;DU8/TR8
BW: HP8;FL4:
Ped: OC8 c.f.
Ped + RW.
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit
J.S. Bach - BWV-645
Temperament: Original
Registration:
RW: HP8;RF4
BW: HP8;RG8:
Ped: OC8 c.f.
Ped + BW.
Windmodel %: 100
Front: 20
Middle: 39
Rear: 100
Organist: Gerard de Wit

Download Information
of
the Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik


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

Downloadfiles:

DOWNLOAD 1
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General:


General instructions for download and install a sample set

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.

Before download and install, 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....), selecteer in de map waarin u de bestanden zojuist hebt gedownload,
    het bestand met extensie .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 Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik



The computer

To play the complete version of this sample set without restrictions requires a modern, fast computer with, for example, Windows 11 64 bit installed and around 32 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 van Vulpen organ can be downloaded. The set is protected with the Hauptwerk Protection System via the iLok account or dongle from your Hauptwerk program.
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

2 manuals or keyboards 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 Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik


Hauptwerk 6 (space needed on the hard drive is ca. 10 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 = RAM usage, Operating System not included (GB)

Please note that the stated values are an approximation !

De nrs. 1-2-3: is for loading mode 16 bit, single release compressed (a possibility but we think the quality is insufficient).
De nrs. 4-5-6: is for loading mode 16-bit, compressed and multi release (the standard Hauptwerk loading mode).
De nrs. 7-8-9: is for loading mode 16 bit, uncompressed and multi release.
De nrs. 10-11-12: is for loading mode 20-bit, compressed and multi release.
De nrs. 13-14-15: is the loading mode 20 bit, multi release uncompressed (we prefer this if you have enough memory).
There are of course many more variants, e.g. pipe samples loaded at 24 bit and sounds at 16 bit, etc.
If you're having trouble, send us your question by filling in the Contact form.

nr. Definition A B C D E
1 (16 bit) with 1 channel loaded single release compressed 1 16 3,5
2 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded single release compressed 2 16 7
3 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded single release compressed 3 16 11
4 (16 bit) met 1 channel loaded multi release compressed 1 16 5,1
5 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release compressed 2 16 10,2
6 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release compressed 2 16 15,3
7 (16 bit) with 1 channel loaded multi release uncompressed 1 16 7,5
8 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 2 16 15
9 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 3 16 22,5
nr. Definition A B C D E
10 (16 bit) with 1 channel loaded multi release compressed 1 20 7,8
11 (16 bit) with 2 channels loaded multi release compressed 2 20 15,6
12 (16 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release compressed 3 20 23,5
13 (20 bit) with 1 channel loaded multi release uncompressed 1 20 14
14 (20 bit)with 2 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 2 20 28
15 (20 bit) with 3 channels loaded multi release uncompressed 3 20 42


Screen layout
of
the Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik


Tab 1 : Foto's


Interieur
Organ facade - Photo: Arnold de Greeuw
verschueren_04
Church - Photo: Arnold de Greeuw

This tab shows the front of the organ and if you click on the picture you will see the church.



Tab 2 : Registers: (Stops)

register paneel ext
Stop panel extended version

On this tab a simple representation of the stops suitable for users of the extended version of this organ.
For all stops and playing aids made for Hauptwerk see Specification .
The button "Wind" turns on the wind motor.
The button "Hoofdwerk": The Hoofdwerk has no tremulant on the real organ, but for the enthusiast we have added one that can be switched on with this button.
The button "Rugwerk": The Rugwerk has no tremulant on the real organ, but for the enthusiast we have added one that can be switched on with this button.
The button "Borstwerk": The Borstwerk has a recorded tremulant that you can activate with this button. This tremulant is quite "Rough" and users who wish a milder tremulant can use the button "Recorded/Modulated". Choose "Recorded / Modulated" between these 2 types.
Note: You can adjust the modulated tremulants to your taste via the voicing.

With the 3 sliders at the top right, the volume of the different channels can be set, which allows you to broadly determine your listening position.
The 4th slide operates the doors of the Borstwerk and can be used as a kind of swell step. If desired, all sliders can be linked to an expression pedal.



Tab 3 : Schakelaars: (Switches)

schakelaars
Switches

info scherm
info screen

Most elements of this tab do not actually need to be visible, but for interested parties it still gives a a bit of an impression of what needs to be done to get a sample set of this size to work.
Keep in mind that behind each (manual) button there are 54 long, 54 long release, 54 medium release and 54 short release samples and about the same amount for the recorded tremulant. The same applies to the pedal, but always 30 pieces.

It is also useful to know that if you right-click on a switch you can immediately access the correct voicing screen.

In the column "Speelhulpen" (Playing aids) you will find a number of buttons:

1st: With the button "Toetsgeluiden" (Key noise) you can choose whether or not to hear the key noise.
2nd: With the button "Trekkergeluid" (Tracker noise) you can choose whether or not to hear the sounds of the tracker sounds.
3rd: With the button "Ventiel" (Valve) you can hear the emptying of the bellows. It's just the sound, the bellows don't really empty.
4th: With the button "Dulciaan + Trompet"you can choose whether the Dulciaan 8' bass and Trumpet 8' disc. on the Rugwerk operate separately or not.
5th: With the button "Mixtuur Rw bas + disc." you can choose they operate separately or not.
6th: With the button "Trompet Hw bas + disc." you can choose they operate separately or not.
7th: With the button "Manuaal BW origineel" you can choose whether you want to use some keys that the builder has "locked" and for which there are no pipes on the drawer or not.
Explanation: On the real organ the pipes MIDI-Fis-42, MIDI-Gis-44 and MIDI-Gis-80 are missing from the Borstwerk. If you connect your keyboard to the Keyboard "BORSTWERK ORG". If you do this, you can use the "Manual BW Original"button to choose whether or not to use these keys. If you do not use them, on the screen "5. Speeltafel org." three yellow triangles occurs next above the relevant keys to indicate that they are "muted". In reality these keys cannot be pressed, but you will understand that this is not possible in Hauptwerk.

Clicking the button "INFO BORSTWERK" opens the Info screen.



Tab 4 : Virtuele Speeltafel ext: (extended console)


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The virtual console (1) - Photo windows: Arnold de Greeuw
The windows on the left picture, from left to right:
Window 1: This Window was donated by the diaconate in 1670. Below the inscription is the history of in grisaille portrayed "the poor widow's medal".
Window 2: (partially pictured) This Window carries in the middle the city coat of arms with the year 1681, flanked by the coats of arms of the donors. Entirely below a representation of Solomon's jurisprudence.
Window 3: This Window above the entrance portal was made in 1902, on the occasion of the restoration.


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The virtual console (2) - Photo windows: Arnold de Greeuw
The windows on the right picture, from left to right:
Window 4: The easternmost Window was donated by the city Monnikendam in 1670. Above the coat of arms and the name of Monnikendam is also the coat of arms of the city of Medemblik.
Window 5: (partially shown) This Window next to it is probably donated by mayors and church wardens from 1709. Under the throne of the city maiden, the glass is marked: S. v.d. Meulen fecit Ao 1709.
Window 6: This Window was donated in 1671, by the Rhine Skippers Guild. At the top, the history is of Noah's ark, at the bottom a view of Medemblik.

Clicking on the top half of the image will switch to the other three stained glass windows of the church.

This screen is only used to connect the various extended manuals to your console. Right-click on the manual to be connected and follow the instructions from Hauptwerk.

Good to know:
On the real organ the compass of the Borstwerk is from MIDI-41-F to MIDI-81-A, where 42, 44 and 80 are missing.
On the real organ the compass of the Hoofdwerk is from MIDI-36-C to MIDI-84-C.
On the real organ the compass of the Rugwerk is from MIDI-36-C to MIDI-84-C.
On the real organ, the compas of the Pedal is from MIDI-36-C to MIDI-59-B.



Tab 5 : Speeltafel origineel: (console original)

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The original console

On this tab you will find a representation of the original console wich is as accurate as possible.

In order for this console to work properly, you must connect the various manuals and the pedal in Hauptwerk with the "keyboards" with the suffix "ORG". So you connect the upper manual, the Borstwerk, to "Borstwerk ORG" etc. Take into account the start and end key and the length of the keyboards and the pedal:
If you find it difficult to connect the keyboards and the pedal via this photo, there is another way to achieve this via the Hauptwerk menu Organ Settings/Keyboards ... Left of the screen you points to the manual to be linked and then press the "Auto-detect settings" button on the right and follow the instructions.
On the real organ the compass of the Borstwerk is from MIDI-41-F to MIDI-81-A, where 42, 44 and 80 are missing.
On the real organ the compass of the Hoofdwerk is from MIDI-36-C to MIDI-84-C.
On the real organ the compass of the Rugwerk is from MIDI-36-C to MIDI-84-C.
On the real organ, the compas of the Pedal is from MIDI-36-C to MIDI-59-B (fixed to the Hoofdwerk).

The doors of the Borstwerk can be adjusted using the mouse wheel. By right clicking on the doors they can also be connected to an expression pedal.
We have made the register buttons of the rugwerk visible on the console without buttons because they would disturb the image too much. The pictures themselves are now, in other words, the register buttons.
We have replaced the valve at the bottom left with the button "Wind" which is the motor switch.
The 2 brass buttons under the main work are actually for the manual torque, however this has been replaced by a button at the bottom right "Koppel" (Coupler Hoofdwerk to Rugwerk). The original pedal is fixed to the Hoofdwerk and has no free voices.
Again you will find the 3 sliders for the volume of the 3 channels, Front, Middle and Rear.



Tab 6 : Wind

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The windmodel

On these tabs a schematic representation of the wind supply of this organ.
With the various sliders you can control the supply of wind for the bellows and the various wind chests.
With the "R" or reset buttons you can return to the settings that we think are the most suitable (default values). With the button "Sygsoft" at the bottom right you can reset all 7 sliders in one time.

Important:
If you decide not to load part of this sample set (e.g. your computer RAM memory is too small and you choose e.g. to omitting all "Rear" samples) then the wind consumption decreases by 33% and then the organ becomes much less wind sensitive than it actually is.
In that case, go to Organ settings/Organ preferences/Wind supply model and choose a value of approx. 150. In case you only need to load one channel e.g. "Middle", (the wind consumption decreases by 66%) then you need this value to about 300% to get the same result.
Obviously, you can choose any value if you don't like the organ's behavior. With the check mark on this same Wind supply model tab you can turn off the wind supply completely.



The Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik

€ 349,-

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J.S. Bach - Aria variata BWV 989

This Old Dutch Baroque organ from 1671 has 23 + 13 stops distributed over 3 manuals and pedal. About the recordings


Short history

Mechanical chests:

The organ was moved to the west wall in 1859. The breastwork drawer was restored in 1965. Special is the Regaal made of pear wood (cup and beaker made from one piece of wood).

The last restoration, with the aim of a consistent restoration to the situation of 1863, was carried out in phases: first the wind supply, then the positive back and finally the main work and the mechanics.


The recent history 1986 - 2000




About the recordings



Three channel technology

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Sliders

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.
More information see: "System requirements".


Other details

The recordings for this sample set were made in october 2019.
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: 27,000
Number of lines in the Organ Definition File (ODF): ca. 1,500,000

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 Pieter Backer organ from the Bonifacius kerk in Medemblik