1925 G.F. Steinmeyer Organ op. 1400

 

Short Introduction and History

The completely original surviving large 71-stop Steinmeyer post-romantic organ, op. 1400, built in 1925, is a worldwide unique instrument of this organ builderand this era.

It was designed by the Berlin concert organist Otto Dunkelberg, who later worked as an organist on the giant organ of the Passau cathedral, and and is considered the smaller sister and predecessor of what was then the world's largest church organ.

The organ, which survived WWII as one of the few Berlin instruments and the demolition or modification in the course of the neo-baroque phase, shows features of the Alsatian organ reform according to Rupp-Schweitzer and also, due to Steinmeyer's American contacts, has characteristics of these instruments, such as larger manual and pedal sizes, extensive sub- and supe- octave couplers, string choirs, etc.

The disposition allows the interpreatation of German, French and Anglo-American music from the 19th century to modern, as well as older music in the taste of the early 20th century.

Until a few years ago, becoming almost unplayable due to wear and church climate influences, it was extensively restored during three years of work and was inaugurated again in 2018. One of the few surviving large Steinmeyer organs from this era has risen again.

The Ss. Corpus Christi Church has a reververation time up to 6 s.

UnderConstruction

 

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Recording technique

 

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Specification

Organ Temperament:  Equal (a1=432 Hz)

Manual I  (C–c4)

01. Prinzipal (Prosp.) 16’
02. Großflöte 16’
03. Prinzipal major 8’
04. Violoncello 8’
05. Dolce 8’
06. Gedeckt 8’
07. Doppelflöte 8'
06. Oktav 4’

07. Viola 4’
09. Rohrflöte 4’
10. Oktav 2’
12. Kornett 3-5fach 8’
13. Rauschquinte 2f. 2 2/3’
14. Mixtur 4-6fach 2’
15. Cimbel 3fach 1’
16. Trompete 16’
17. Tuba 8’
18. Große Glocken E, G-g’

Couplers:
II-I
III-I
Super I
Super II-I
Super III-I
Sub II-I
Sub III-I
Melodie II-I
Melodie III-I

Manual II  (C–c4)

01. Bordun 16’
02. Prinzipal minor 8’
03. Gamba 8’
04. Gedeckt 8’
05. Quintatön 8’
06. Wienerflöte 8’
07. Unda Maris 8’
08. Kleinprinzipal 4’
09. Traversflöte 4’
10. Salizet 4’
11. Piccolo 2’
12. Sesquialtera 2f. 2 2/3’
13. Progressio 3-5fach
14. Klarinette 8’
15. Waldhorn 8’
Tremulo

Couplers:
III-II
Super II
Super III-II
Sub III-II

Manual III  (C–c4)

01. Stillgedeckt 16’
02. Hornprinzipal 8’
03. Gemshorn 8’
04. Aeoline 8’
05. Vox coelestis 8’
06. Lieblichgedeckt 8’
07. Konzertflöte 8’
08. Prestant 4’
09. Violine 4’
10. Fernflöte 4’
11. Flautino 2’
12. Nasard 2 2/3’
13. Terz 1 3/5’
14. Septime 1 1/7’
15. None 8/9’
16. Campanella 4fach 2’
17. Fagott 16’
18. Feldtrompete 8’
19. Oboe 8’
20. Clarine 4’
21. Vox Humana 8’
Tremulo

Couplers:
Super III
Sub III

Pedal (C–g1)

01. Principalbaß 32'
02. Principalbaß 16'
03. Violon 16'
04. Subbaß 16'
05. Oktavbaß 8’
06. Gedecktbaß 8’
07. Choralbaß 4’
08. Quintbaß 10 2/3’
09. Pedalcornett 3 1/5’
10. Mixturbaß 2 2/3’
11. Bombarde 32’
12. Posaune 16'
Transmissions:
13. Echobaß 16’
14. Gambenbaß 8’
15. Fagottbaß 16’
16. Trompete 8’
17. Baßclarine 4’

Couplers:
I-P
II-P
III-P
Super I-P
Super III-P
Super P

All ranks are original 1925 Steinmeyer (voicing and pitch),
except missing three ranks, included up to 1943(!) by Steinmeyer
 

 

 

Requirements

Loaded Version (Stereo)

Memory Requirements 3)

Processor Speed

16-bit, compressed1), all loops

~ NN GByte

≥ 3.4 GHz  QuadCore 2)

20-bit, compressed, all loops

~ NN GByte

≥ 3.4 GHz QuadCore 2)

24-bit, compressed, all loops

~ NN GByte

≥ 3.4 GHz  QuadCore 2)

 
1)
Lossless compression (no loss of sound quality!)

2)
Recommended:
Minimal configuration: Quad-Core, 16 GByte RAM
Optimal configuration: Octa Core, 32 GByte RAM

3) To load this organ into Hauptwerk you will need enough free memory in your computer, due to the amount of playable stops, not including the operating system or any other programs that may be running!

We recommend the professional audio card RME series and the AKG Reference Headphone K702/712 for optimal sound and room impression.

Demos

The following demo pieces were recorded with the Hauptwerk Advanced Edition software and the virtual organ sample set, with no additional effects processing.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

A playlist with over 1h music is already available on Concert Hall-Website: (Search: 1925 Steinmeyer)

 

 

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