Notre-Dame de Vimoutiers
Built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 1899
The Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Église Notre-Dame in Vimoutiers, Normandy, France, was built in 1899. It is, along with the organ at the Moscow Conservatory, the last organ built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll whilst he was still alive. It was inaugurated by Alexandre Guilmant and has also been played by other famous organists, notably Louis Vierne and Pierre Cochereau.
The town was bombed in WWII, luckily sparing the organ, although the stained glass windows needed to be replaced. The organ underwent a few modifications over the years, including the addition of stops to the Positif and the Récit, but was faithfully restored to its original state in 2019 by the Pesce and Robert organ building company.
The organ has a divided case, allowing the rose window to be seen. The Positif and Grand-Orgue are on the left side (when facing the instrument) while the Récit and the majority of the pedal pipes are on the right.
The Grand-Orgue is assisted with a barker lever, making the otherwise heavy action easier to play.
In the sample set, a stereo pair of mics recorded the organ roughly from around 20 meters away.
By purchasing this sample set, you are also supporting the future of the instrument and 'Les Amis des Orgues de Vimoutiers'.
Flûte Harmonique 8
Quinte 2 2/3
Plein Jeu III
Réc. to G.O. Octave Graves
Cor de Nuit 8
Unda Maris 8
Flûte Douce 4
III Récit Expressif
Flûte Traversière 8
Viole de Gambe 8
Voix Céleste 8
Flûte Octaviante 4
Basson et Hautbois 8
Voix Humaine 8
Clairon Harmonique 4
*Stops in red activated by the corresponding division Anches
Sample and bit rate: 96kHz, 24 Bit
2 Channels (Stereo)
Software required: Hauptwerk v4.2+
Tremulant sampled chromatically for Voix Humaine, artificially generated for the others using a higher quality processing tool
All blower, stop, and action noises sampled
Manual Compass C-g3
Pedal Compass C-f1
The Positif division is not enclosed on the real instrument, however a hidden enclosure has been provided in the sample set found in enclosure settings.
Memory Requirements (Lossless Compression)
24 Bit, 2 channels: 16.7 GB
16 Bit, 2 channels: 9.1 GB
These requirements might vary slightly, allow about 2GB on top of this amount to calculate the minimum you should have installed on your computer for it to run without issues.
Estimated release: September