Silbermann Temperaments

The book “Die Orgeln Gottfried Silbermanns” by Frank-Harald Gress and Michael Lange lists various temperaments of Gottfried Silbermann organs.

I created 19 temperament files for use with Hauptwerk 4 and 5, which are available for free download.

The installation of the Silbermann temperaments is easy:

Hauptwerk > File > Install organ or temperament … (Hauptwerk 4)

Hauptwerk > File > Install organ, temperament, or impulse response reverb … (Hauptwerk 5)

Important: Hauptwerk intentionally does not adjust the base pitch when loading a temperament (Hauptwerk 5.0.1 User Guide, page 123). You have to adjust the base pitch manually. There are different ways to do so. The easiest way is to open the floating pitch panel:

Hauptwerk > View > Large floating panels (for this organ) > Pitch

Here you can adjust the base pitch manually. The base pitch of each organ is given in the file name of the temperament.

The following table lists all parameters used to create the Hauptwerk temperaments.

IDOrgana' cc#dd#eff#gg#aa#b
541Freiberg Dom (before 1983)473.70.090.0196.0298.0394.0500.0590.0698.0790.0896.01000.01092.0
542Freiberg Dom (today)476.30.090.0196.0298.0394.0500.0590.0698.0790.0896.01000.01092.0
543Paffroda St. Georg (original)460.00.089.5193.0300.0389.5500.5587.5695.5791.0892.01002.51087.5
544Paffroda St. Georg (today)483.00.089.5193.0300.0389.5500.5587.5695.5791.0892.01002.51087.5
545Grosskmehlen St. Georg467.90.093.0199.0301.0392.0501.0594.0698.0790.0893.01001.01091.0
546Bad Lausick St. Kilian (Neidhardt II)466.00.096.0196.0298.0394.0500.0596.0698.0796.0894.01000.01096.0
547Lebusa Pöppelmannkirche469.90.093.6197.4302.5395.6500.9594.4698.1791.8893.91001.21094.5
548Tiefenau Schloßkapelle465.00.086.0196.0306.0392.0502.0588.0698.0784.0894.01004.01090.0
549Hellbigsdorf Dorfkirche468.40.086.0196.0305.5392.0502.0588.0698.0784.5894.01004.01090.5
550Glauchau St. Georgen463.60.086.0196.0298.0392.0502.0588.0698.0792.0894.01000.01090.0
551Reinhardtsgrimma Dorfkirche465.00.090.2194.5298.8393.7502.7588.3697.3792.2896.51008.81091.0
552Crostau Dorfkirche (original)460.00.098.0198.0298.0396.0500.0596.0698.0798.0898.01000.01096.0
553Crostau Dorfkirche (today)437.80.098.0198.0298.0396.0500.0596.0698.0798.0898.01000.01096.0
554Bremen Dom464.60.090.2194.5298.8393.7502.7588.3697.3792.2896.51000.81091.0
555Schweikershain Dorfkirche460.40.094.0196.0296.0392.0498.0592.0698.0796.0894.0996.01092.0
556Zöblitz Stadtkirche465.00.094.0198.5301.0394.0501.0594.5699.5794.5895.01000.51093.0
557Burgk Schloßkapelle469.00.093.6197.4299.2395.6500.9594.4698.1795.5895.91001.21094.5
558Nassau Dorfkirche412.50.086.0196.0302.0392.0500.0588.0698.0784.0894.01000.01090.0
559Frankenstein Dorfkirche463.00.093.5197.5301.5392.5502.5593.0699.0793.5894.51001.01091.0