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.

jOrgan/sf2 versions

For jOrgan users or those who play virtual pipe organs that utilize soundfonts (sf2) it's possible to download the following samplesets as jOrgan packages. If you're just interested in the soundfont it's available in the package as normal .sf2 file(s). Conversion of the Bureå Church sampleset has been done by Graham Goode and the Bureå Funeral Chapel, Bureå Choir organ and Piteå School of Music sets were converted by Paul Stratman. All of the jOrgan dispositions are now maintained by Paul Stratman.

If you're interested in jOrgan dispositions and organ soundfonts I highly recommend you to browse through Stratmans site on https://stratmaninstruments.joomla.com/ as it contains lots of interesting stuff.

  Sampleset Download link Approximate download size
jOrgan packages / sf2 soundfonts
Bureå Funeral Chapel https://stratmaninstruments.joomla.com/jorgan-disposition-packages/11-swedish-organ-series 3.83 MB
Bureå Church https://stratmaninstruments.joomla.com/jorgan-disposition-packages/11-swedish-organ-series 60 or 84 MB
Kalvträsk Church https://stratmaninstruments.joomla.com/jorgan-disposition-packages/11-swedish-organ-series 21 MB
Piteå School of Music https://stratmaninstruments.joomla.com/jorgan-disposition-packages/11-swedish-organ-series 45 MB