Azzio’s Convent Church marks a significant piece of Valcuvia’s valley history (province of Varese). And to Mascioni, a greater one still: the company was born right here. Thanks to generous donations the church has been totally restored, and now a new organ can again complete its artistic and musical life, too. Of two manuals and pedals, it’s a seventeenth-century Italian ripieno in the truest sense within a case to match. Drawn up by Maestro Lorenzo Ghielmi, the specification puts 17th century Baroque music as a target, notably the works of Bach, a musically spiritual leader if there ever was. Technically, a two manual suspended key action with a delicious responsive and light touch gives to the organist a perfect control. The very low wind pressure (47 mm in water column) together with a particular way of voicing (low mouth of the pipes and no nicks) gives to the sound a particularly richness in harmonics and we can say this instrument has resulted to be very inspiring and rich of soul.
The Sesquialtera stop has two variants: with only first rank engaged, which is the fifth, and with both ranks engaged.
In Hauptwerk software clicking on the left side of its image engages only first rank (enables its middle position).
Clicking on the right side engages both ranks. When using a console with stop switches, engaging first rank disengages
both rank setting and vice versa.
The manuals' compass is from C to d3, pedal compass is from C to d1 - both with missed lowest C#. As in original instrument, tremolo affects all stops (except pedal stops, which haven't been recorded with engaged tremulant).
Flauto camino 8'
Sesquialtera 2 file*
Ripieno 3-4 file
II / I
Flauto conico 4'
I / Pedale
II / Pedale
* stop knob in the middle position engages only the first rank, which is the fifth
(2.6 GB, MD5 checksum: 26ea67fd0492835abcf472def47f8622)
Important: The sample set requires Hauptwerk software to work, version 4.2 or higher.
To install the sample set, simply select File/Install organ and temperament... in Hauptwerk's main menu and select downloaded file.
(2.6 GB, MD5 checksum: 9087cc0078b2a619d6f0a5db709e1b76)
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.
These values mean how much of free RAM you need to run the sample set. Usually you should add to these values around 2 gigabytes to see how much total RAM you should have installed on your computer. Please note that this doesn't refer to free disk space.