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TemperamentMaker is the software developed by MidiPipeOrgan to generate files of temperament for Hauptwerk 3 or 4 in xml format. It is possible to generate any temperament for any organ if you know the original temperament of the organ. You can also use it to experiment with personal temperaments. The software is very easy to use and intuitive. There are three ways to generate a temperament:
The use of
TemperamentMaker is intuitive. After opening the software,
load the data of the Supplier and choose the mode of generation of the
temperament. After the new window opens the cents of the new temperament are
calculated, the data is exported to the main window of TemperamentMaker and
the XML code is generated. This code will be
saved in the appropriate directory of Hauptwerk.
Below you can see the
software screens. This software
operates in multiple pages that are opened from time to time depending on the
enabled functio n.
The home page
the page to setting the cents of temperament
the page to setting the interval of temperaments
the page to setting the cycle of fifths
the file xml gerate to TemperamenteMaker
The software includes a brief tutorial that shows how to operate the program. Note that the use of the program requires musical knowledge on the different musical temperaments. No on-line assistance is available. Also note that each copy is delivered via download and the link is communicated by e-mail.
Below are proposed the temperaments of the main European schools:
Do = C Re = D Mi = E Fa = F Sol = G La = A Si = B
Pure Meantone Temperament
The syntonic comma (About 22 Cents) is equally removed from the fifths, it follows that the sequence of fifths C-G-A-D-E, in meantone temperament are not pure but close of ¼ syntonic comma in order to obtain the pure consonance of the major third C-E. You will notice that with this subdivision the D is perfectly equidistant from C and E (MEDIOTONO), the meantone. The meantone has 8 pure major thirds. Fifths are close of ¼ syntonic comma and also has a very large-fifth known by the name of Wolf. This temperament was used from the Renaissance to the Baroque period.
fifth of 1/3
of the syntonic comma.
9 pure minor
thirds and a very large
Meantone Temperament Silberman 1/6 di Comma
In this temperaments are close of 1/6 of the syntonic comma. This temperament has been used by Silberman in his organs
Meantone Temperament Zarlino with 2/7 of Syntonic Comma
In this temperament the 8 major thirds and the 8 minor thirds are close of 1/7 of syntonic comma. It has a fifth of the wolf that is very wide.
Meantone Temperament Sauver with 1/5 of Syntonic Comma
In this temperament the 8 major thirds are close of 1/5 of syntonic comma. It has a fifth of the wolf more tight from fifth in the pure mentone temperament with 1/4 of comma.
Irregular Vallotti -Tartini's Temperament with 1/6 of Pythagorean comma
1/6 of the Pythagorean comma is distributed in 6 fifths while the rest of fifths are pure. It has three major thirds (C-E-G, D-F #) smallest than Pythagorean third.
Irregular Barca's Temperament with 1/6 of syntonic comma
1/6 of the syntonic comma is distributed in 6 fifths while the rest of the fifth are pure. It is similar to Vallotti-Tartini's temperament but Pythagorean thirds.
Irregular Rameau's Temperament with 1/4 of syntonic comma
1/4 of the syntonic comma is distributed in 8 fifths while the rest of the fifth aren't pure. It presents 4 pure major thirds. You can play in the following major and minor keys C, G, D, A, E, B, F#.
Irregular Marpourg's Temperament with 1/4 of syntonic comma
1/4 of the syntonic comma is distributed in 8 fifths starting from fifth F-C, while the rest of fifths are little major from pure fifths. There are 4 major thirds pure.
Irregular D'Alambert - Rousseau Marpourg's Temperament with 1/4 of syntonic comma
1/4 of syntonic comma is distributed in only 4 fifth. There is a pure major third, four temperate fifths superior and four fifths temperate lower than the pure.
Irregular Temperament Kirnbeger III with 1/4 of syntonic comma
1/4 of syntonic comma is distributed in only 4 fifth. Pure major third, two third are Pythagorean and are reduced by 1/4 of comma and there are two major thirds Pythagorean.
Irregular Temperament Werkmeister III 1/4 of Pythagorean comma
1/4 of Pythagorean comma i distributed in only 4 fifth. There aren't pure major thirds, but There are three major Pythagorean third while the fifths from C to E are not equal-tempered.
Irregular Temperament Werkmeister IV with 1/3 of Pythagorean comma
1/3 of Pythagorean comma is distributed in 7 fifth. There aren't major pure thirds but presents two major thirds higher than the Pythagorean of 1/3 of Pythagorean comma and presents a very large pitch between Bb.
Irregular Temperament Werkmeister V 1/4 with of syntonic comma
1/4 of syntonic comma is distributed in only 6 fifth. There are not major pure thirds. Presents two major Pythagorean pure thirds. It is called nervous temperament and it does not transmit sensation of calm even with small changes in tonalitiy key.
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