The organ was built in 1898 by Adolf Volkmann from Gleiwitz (today it's Polish city named Gliwice). He was father of Carl Volkmann, which continued his work. He built among other things an organ in Lędziny, St. Clement church.
The instrument is located in Świętochłowice in St. Augustine's church in Lipiny district, which earlier was separate town - mainly focused on industry as most of the cities from Silesia region. The organ was renovated in 2006-2008 by Mieczysław Klonowski from Katowice. Organ case with facade pipes has undergone extensive renovations by Mirosław Wszok from Gliwice. The instrument has fully tracker action with slider chests. Pedal Coppel couples only first manual, no matter if Manual Coppel is engaged. This behaviour can be modified by extra switch added in sample set. The original keyboard compass is from C to d3; pedal compass is from C to d1, which was extended in sample set to respectively f3 and f1.
Bordun 16 Fuß
Principal 8 Fuß
Viola di Gamba 8 Fuß
Gemshorn 8 Fuß
Doppelröhrflöte 8 Fuß
Octave 4 Fuß
Doppelröhrflöte 4 Fuß
Quinte 2 2/3 Fuß
Octave 2 Fuß
Cornett 3 Fach
Mixtur 4 Fach
Trompete 8' *
* free reed
Geigen Principal 8 Fuß
Salicet 8 Fuß
Flaut Major 8 Fuß
Portunal Flaut 8 Fuß
Viol-Principal 4 Fuß
Portunal Flaut 4 Fuß
Principalbaß 16 Fuß
Violonbaß 16 Fuß
Subbaß 16 Fuß
Octavbaß 8 Fuß
Flautbaß 8 Fuß
Octave 4 Fuß
Posaune 16 Fuß
(3.6 GB, MD5 checksum: 711a966f2e7212c0e8c8699ba92262)
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.
(3.6 GB, MD5 checksum: cd9528aa6b4b0b6e8d560fa78040ea)
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 not 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.