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1. The van Eeken organ in the Hervormde kerk of Hoogblokland:

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The van Eeken organ of Hoogblokland
Picture Janco Schout

September 2022 we have recorded the van Eeken organ of the Hervormde kerk of Hoogblokland (The Netherlands) for Hauptwerk.

In 2002, Henk van Eeken built a new interior in Van den Bijlaardt's organ case in the Reformed Church in Hoogblokland.
Some pipework from Vollebregt was used during construction. Advisor on the work was Aart Bergwerff.
He played the organ during its official commissioning on November 14, 2002.
The Van den Bijlaardt organ was put into use on April 19, 1900. It was an organ with a manual with ten voices and an attached pedal.
In 1976 it was overhauled by Jan Hoogenes. The keyboard was renewed and the disposition was changed.
The Bourdon 16' placed Hoogenes as an independent register on the pedal. Furthermore, the Vox Celeste was removed, and a Sesquialter and a Mixture were added to the keyboard.
He replaced the Trompette with a new one.

Source: "Orgbase.nl".

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The console
Picture Janco Schout

2. The disposition: ( bleu text: added for Hauptwerk.)
Manual I (C-f'')
(Hoofdwerk) for Hauptwerk extended to g''

Bourdon 16'
Prestant 8'
Holpijp 8'
Octaaf 4'
Roerfluit 4'
Quint 3'
Octaaf 2'
Mixtuur III rgs
Cornet V rgs
Trompet 8'
Manual II (C-f'')
(Rugwerk) for Hauptwerk extended to g''

Bourdon 8'
Viola di Gamba 8'
Vox Céleste 8'
Fluit 4'
Gemshoorn 2'
Terts 1 3/5'

Dulciaan 8'
Pedals (C-d') for Hauptwerk extended to f'

Bourdon 16'
Gedekt 8'
Octaaf 4'
Basson 16'

H.W. + R.W.
Ped. + H.W.
Ped. + R.W.
3. Drie kanalen techniek:
All samples used were recorded from 3 positions in stereo (24 bit 96kHz).
As one of the final operations, the samples are converted to 24 bit 48 kHz.
The set is supplied in the 3-channel technology devised by Sygsoft, which allows the user to adjust the listening position himself.
There are 3 positions:
1: Front, recorded very close to the organ. Here you will hear a very direct recording that can be used for study purposes.
2: Middle, this shot was taken at approximately 3 x the distance used for the front shot.
3: Behind (Rear), far away from the organ.
By means of 3 sliders (0 - 100%) you can create a mix of the four positions according to your own taste.
A good starting point for setting the sliders is e.g. Front-Middle-Rear 25-60-100
More information about this see: "System requirements".
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4. Finally:
The recordings for this sample set were made in September 2022.
Recording quality 96 kHz 24 bit. For the set reduced to 48 kHz 24 bit.
Number of microphones: 8.
Number of samples processed in this set: approx. 17,000
Number of lines in the Organ Definition File (ODF): approx. 1,170,000

Division of work:
Christian Boogaard: Noise reduction, wind model adjustment, intonation, demos, artistic advice and overall management.
Wenneke Boogaard administration and adjustment of the website.

Johan van der Waal van Dijk: processing of the samples and technical advice.
Fred de Jong: Layout, extra control samples, loops and ODF.

With thanks to the church organists and the sexton for their kind cooperation.

Christian Boogaard June 2024.
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