Minor Basilica in Krzeszów, Poland

 

The Krzeszow sample set provided by Sonus Paradisi is a marvelous baroque sample set. Further information can be found here.

However, due to the photorealistic representation of the stops, the original sample set is a little bit difficult to utilize. Furthermore, it does not provide portrait modes.

Therefore I created several new screen layouts. The landscape layout uses the same resolution as the original sample set, which is 1,000 x 1,500 pixels. The new portrait layouts are in 4k resolution with 2,160 x 3,940 pixels.

As the original couplers were less than perfect, I added an additional layout implementing some “standard” couplers. In these layouts, I exchanged Calcantenglöckel, Windablass, Coupler 2, Coupler 3, Coupler 1ct, and Coupler 2ct with Coupler 1-P, Coupler 2-P, Coupler 3-P, Coupler 1-2, Coupler 3-2, and Coupler 1-3. I “borrowed” the engagement and disengagement sounds from other Krzeszow stops and couplers.

Installation is very easy: just install (and de-install) the extension as any other sample set: Hauptwerk > File > Install Organ or Temperament… A new organ will be installed: Krzeszow Surround Extended.

The extension will not touch the original installation. It installs a new UniqueOrganID (however, it requires, that the original sample set is installed). On the other hand, all programmings (e.g. keyboards, pistons, …) have to be done again.

Update November 19, 2015

Some users favored an easier readable font. Therefore I created a second version using the font Bodoni 72 Bold for the stop labels.

I hope, that this extension will help to make the beautiful Krzeszow sample set even more attractive.

Finally, I would like to thank Jiri Zurek for providing all of these amazing sample sets and allowing users to extend them.

Update January 22, 2017

I learned so many things over the last two years, that I decided to update my very first published extension.

 
Left Jamb Portrait

Left Jamb Portrait

Right Jamb Portrait

Right Jamb Portrait

Left Jamb Ext Landscape

Left Jamb Ext Landscape

Left Jamb Ext Portrait

Left Jamb Ext Portrait

Right Jamb Ext Portrait

Right Jamb Ext Portrait

Right Jamb Ext Landscape

Right Jamb Ext Landscape