From contemporary music
to the 15th century...
This is a 300 year old, single manual organ in a cemetery chapel (apparently it was built for a larger church originally and moved there around 1870).
I had to set up my "control room" in the mortuary (with that unpleasant sweetish smell of you-know-what).
And we recorded until well after midnight...
I set up three rows of mics. My new pair of the twelve-year-old digital Beyer MCD 100 close up, a pair of KM 131 with spheres further back, and a pair of Beyer MC 801 diffuse field omnis even further back, facing backwards. Had my Audioengine 2
speakers with me, which sounded nice.
The organ was pumped by foot, no electric motor here. But there are some sounds from the bellows.
I'm posting two short pieces, one by Scheidt, the other by Adam Ileborgh
, composed 1448. This will be a commercial CD, anyone who's interested can let me know, I'll post/mail details or ship CDs, if required (hope this isn't an all-too-shameless sales pitch...). The instrument and repertoire are quite special, I would say. The mix here may not be final, and these clips are unedited.