Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (France)

This sample set is produced by  Sonus Paradisi.
The extension is free, but donations to support further development are very welcome!

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Attention: this extension does not work with the latest version (v2.21) of the Saint-Maximin sample set! Since new portrait screens were introduced with version 2.21, the extension is obsolete anyway.

The organ at the Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France, has been sampled by Sonus Paradisi.

The organs, together with those of Poitiers Cathedral, are among the best preserved so-called “French organs”. This instrument has two facades and was built by Brother Jean-Esprit Isnard of the Tarascon monastery, one of the most famous organ builders of his time. It was completed in 1773. Besides the windchest, the original pipes have also been preserved, which is extremely rare. The organ has 43 stops and 2,960 pipes. The longest pipe is 5.28 m tall, the smallest only 18 mm.

The instrument was placed on a specially built organ loft. The pipes are framed by five towers that end in domes and serve as a base for some remarkable sculptures, including two 2 m tall statues: King David and St. Cecilia.

In 1953 the organ was listed as a historical monument. The last complete restoration was carried out from 1988 to 1991 by the organ building company Cabourdin.

Unfortunately, the extended version of the sample set did not provide high-resolution portrait jambs. I added these by extending the original ODF. The resolution of the portrait screens is 4k (2160 x 3840 pixels). The extension installs with a new UniqueOrganID (001982). Therefore, it does not touch the original St. Maximin installation and can be easily uninstalled.

The two screenshots show the left and right jambs. The left jamb exhibits the disengaged, the right side the engaged stops. The artwork was “photoshopped” using elements of the original sample set.

This extensions works with Hauptwerk™ 4 and Hauptwerk™ 5+.