Fraser Gartshore

Organist | Pianist | Conductor | YouTuber

Hauptwerk Part 2

Hauptwerk Part 2

What is Hauptwerk? Basically, it’s rather snazzy software used to control sampled pipe organs via Midi hardware. If you’ve ever used a VST instrument in Logic or Pro Tools, you’ll know what I mean. Hauptwerk is a very sophisticated piece of software...
The Hauptwerk Journey

The Hauptwerk Journey

Here we go! Finally, after many months of trying desperately to save up a Euro or two, I think it’s time to start my Hauptwerk organ console project. At the beginning of 2020, I had saved up a small sum of money to put aside to start buying components to build...
Hauptwerk Part 2

Marienstatt Abbey

The 4/73 Rieger Organ in Marienstatt Abbey (Click here for Stoplist) The Abbey organ was inaugurated in  in 1970 and is known for its special beauty of sound well beyond the borders of Germany. The organ was built by the Austrian organ builder Rieger and currently has...
Battling with Bach

Battling with Bach

After a break of a month or so, it’s time to get back to learning the Passacaglia for organ. This time, we’re looking at variations three and four, very different in style to the two first, very similar, variations. These variations are again similar...