Strassburg, Pfarrkirche, Austria
Keyboards
2+P
Stops
20
Built by
Cyriach Werner (1743)

In the parish church of Strassburg (Austria) one of the most magnificent historic baroque instruments of the Carinthia region can be found. The church is consecrated to St. Nikolaus and was built in 1432–1460, most likely by Hans Chorch. In 1464 the church spire was finished, and in 1630-1643 the church was changed into the baroque style. In this time the side chapels and the facade (1640) were changed. The west choir is made as a stellar vault in a late Gothic style.

Johann Cyriacus Werner (Graz, Austria), a famous organ builder at his time, built the organ in the year of 1743. The casework was made by J.F. Fromiller in 1748 and is divided into two main pillars, one on the left and the other on the right, which contain the Hauptwerk and Pedalwerk respectively. Sitting on top of these two pillars, two statues are placed, symbolizing the Saint Cecilia (patroness of musicians) and King David (King of Judah). The little Positiv is situated right in the middle of the organ case.

Over the years basically no changes were made in the pipework, which means it's still in original condition. In 1969 the organ received a restoration by Orgelbau Pirchner (Vorarlberg), who probably replaced the original console and installed chromatic keyboards.

The organ has a few notable features:
- The console is built in in the left tower of the case. The organist sits right under the organ
- The pedal stop Kontrabaß 16' has its own wind chest behind the main organ case and the pipe mouths face the church wall
- The Chromatic keyboard manuals play notes one octave higher for the lowest C# and D# (this behaviour can be changed in Hauptwerk version of this sample set)

Manual compass is C-c3, pedal C-d1 and both can be extended to f3 and f1 respectively in Modes display page. Pedal stop Posaun 16' was made from Trompete 16' from Friesach sample set.

Hauptwerk Prinzipal 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Oktav 4'
Flöte 4'
Quint 2 2/3'
Oktav 2'
Oktav 1'
Mixtur 1 1/3'

POS. - HW.
Positiv Gedackt 8'
Prinzipal 4'
Flöte 4'
Oktav 2'
Mixtur 1'
Pedal Kontrabaß 16'
Subbaß 16'
Oktavbaß 8'
Gedacktbaß 8'
Oktave 4'
Posaun 16' (extension)

HW. - PED.
POS. - PED.

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Hauptwerk

(4.0 GB, MD5 checksum: )

Important: The sample set requires Hauptwerk software to work, version 4.0 or higher.
To install the sample set, simply select File/Install organ and temperament... in Hauptwerk's main menu and select downloaded file.

GrandOrgue

(4.0 GB, MD5 checksum: 3175fc06174944b8ba26e88ac89b9ebc)

Important: The sample set requires GrandOrgue software to work. Please use the most current version.
To use the sample set, you need to extract downloaded file and open the file with .organ extension. If you can't extract downloaded file, please try to use 7-zip (for Windows).
Important: For best realism please uncheck option Release sample scaling, which is located on the first tab of Audio/Midi Settings.

GrandOrgue versions of sample sets usually comes in two versions, which vary in size of graphic interface. Sample set images are created prospectively to meet the requirements of displays with high resolutions. Legacy versions of GrandOrgue, contrary to Hauptwerk, had very poor image scaling algorithms, so resized graphic interface become uglier and illegible. Still, the size of the window doesn't fit to display resolution after first load of the sample set, so if it exceeds you need to resize it somehow. Window size should be saved for next organ loads. That's why I decided to make a version(s), which has smaller size (usually 70% of original), which should fit most of the modern displays.

The interface of every sample set for Hauptwerk contains tabs. Their counterpart in GrandOrgue are panels, which are accesible from main menu. This is the place where you find other pages of sample set, if they were provided.

Memory requirements

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7,6GB
24 bit, all sustain samples, all release samples
5,8GB
24 bit, one sustain sample, all release samples
3,8GB
16 bit, all sustain samples, all release samples
2,9GB
16 bit, one sustain sample, all release samples