Screenshot of Piteå School of Music sampleset main console

As a professional organist I must voice my opinion that no virtual organ can compete with a good, well regulated tracker organ. To really develop a good touch one must play the real thing, otherwise it's hard to understand attack/release and to feel how the pallet is opened by the playing finger.

Nevertheless it's impractical for most persons to have a real organ at home and it's in such situations that a virtual organ can be very valuable. Not the least important reason is that, even if it's available at only a fraction of the cost of a real organ, it can sound very convincing indeed.

My hopes are that vpo's and my efforts with them will help more people enjoy the wonderful instrument that the Organ really is.

My free GrandOrgue sample sets

On this page you can find the samplesets that I've created, either on my own or in collaboration with others. The samplesets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license, Swedish jurisdiction. For details look at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ to get an idea of what it means.

Please note that (almoast all) the samplesets are intended for GrandOrgue 0.3+ versions, so be sure to have a recent version of GrandOrgue installed.

Magne Nilsen has kindly offered to mirror the samplesets on his server in USA, so the lower link that goes to his server can now be used also. For the Piteå School of Music sampleset Dell Anderson offers another download link in USA.

Also note that there are patches for most of the samplesets below to extend their features and/or correct things.

  Sampleset Instrument Stops Version Download link File size
Samplesets for GrandOrgue to download
An image of the organ in Bureå Funeral Chapel Bureå Funeral Chapel Man + Ped

6 (orig. B/D)

+3 ext.

1.0

Use with recent version of GO!

Burea_Funeral_Chapel.rar

 

92.2 MB

(216.2 MB uncompressed)

An image of the organ in Bureå Church Bureå Church 3 Man + Ped 33 in orig. 63 in ext. beta 2

Burea_Church.7z

Burea_Church.7z (USA)

1.03 GB

(1.895 GB uncompressed)

Facade of Kalvträsk church organ Kalvträsk Church Man + Ped, (2 Man + Ped in ext.) 7 in orig. 33 in ext.

beta 2

To be used with latest dev. version of GO!

(at least 0.3.1.1240)

Kalvtrask_Church.rar

ca 1.2 GB

(ca 2.1 GB uncompressed)

Organ facade in Piteå School of Music Piteå School of Music 3 Man + Ped 35 in orig.

beta 1

Use with recent dev. version of GO!

PiteaMHS.rar

PiteaMHS.rar (USA) Hosted by Dell Anderson

ca 500 MB

(around 1.2 GB uncompressed)

Bureå Church choir organ Man + Ped 7

beta 1

Use with recent dev. version of GO!

BureaChoir.rar

ca 742 MB

(around 1.3 GB uncompressed)

Patches for the samplesets above

patch1-Burea_Church-beta2.7z (1.7 MB)

patch1-Burea_Church-beta2.7z (1.7 MB from USA)

BureaChurchUpdated0.3patch.7z (3.7 MB) Updated GUI thanks to Larioants work from Grahams HW images updated with fixed graphics and no log warnings (rev 1422)

Patch_BureaChurch_rev1422warnings.7z (12.8 kB) Updated ODFs no log warnings (rev 1422)

Patch_BureaFuneral_rev1422warnings.7z (5.2 kB) Updated ODFs no log warnings (rev 1422)

Patch_PiteaMHS_rev1422warnings.7z (10.7 kB) Updated ODF no log warnings (rev 1422)

Patch_BureaChoir_rev1422warnings.7z (13.8 kB) Updated ODFs no log warnings (rev 1422)

Checksums for verifying donwloads (md5sum):

1d1a44aae37911f1f81f781b64eb668e  Burea_Funeral_Chapel.rar
6e7514de90b59c279089e0931d56de6c  PiteaMHS.rar
0c66b0e338e00ab5b392b8702e389806  BureaChoir.rar
a3a93c50b770b05dd7bfefd9d49c4187  Kalvtrask_Church.rar