The project Jeux d’orgues is aimed at creating pipe organ sample sets, recorded on historic organs located in the Alsace region of France. Connect a MIDI keyboard to your computer and you will be able to play them. The soundbanks are available for Hauptwerk, Soundfont, Vsampler, Kurzweil, Korg Kronos, Gigastudio/Linux Sampler, VST, and even as an iPad and Android app.
Many thanks to the performer of Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy’s Noël “Allons-nous en promptement auprès de la crèche”, that shows the registration possibilities of the Silbermann sample set. Recorded with the software Hauptwerk.
Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy (1633, Vitry-le-François – 1694, Perpignan) was a French harpsichordist and organist.
Here is a delightful performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Organ Sonata No.1 in E flat major, BWV 525 by Vanessa Jørgensen:
recorded with this sample set. Many thanks to her!
Thanks go to Panos Ghekas and Dick Sanderman for their interpretations.