Tallinn - Notes

Hotfixes

(these updates will be shown in MyLicenses if your version needs them - if no updates are shown, you have the current version).

  • Female Choir: Optimized legato transitions around A2.
  • Female Choir: Legato E4 to C#4 had A3 audible in the transition.
  • Violas: Legato C3 to G3 optimized transition.
  • Celli: Legato C3 to G3 optimized transition.

About Tallinn

The evocative sound of a unique music culture, bridging a thousand years from the ancient to the contemporary. Tallinn features the world-famous Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra plus two organs-all recorded in the iconic Niguliste church. With a pure, wintry, "Nordic" sounds, Tallinn equally well suited to early music as to contemporary minimalism and avant garde, adding distinctive textures to dramatic scores, underscoring, and any other expressive compositions. 

Choirs

The two choirs in Tallinn are able to sing various syllables. These are mapped as Round Robins, so you can pick which ones you want, and are identical between the two choirs. The sustains use ooh for the lower layer and aah for the higher layer.

01 Female Choir

Sustains + LEG R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato, Legato Mmh
Sustains R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato, Legato Mmh
Sustains mmh + LEG R: F2-F4 | L: 1 (mp) | S: Legato, Legato Mmh
Sustains mmh R: F2-F4 | L: 1 (mp) | S: Legato, Legato Mmh
Vibrato longs R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato, Legato Mmh
Dynamics longs R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato, Legato Mmh
Syllables long R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 12 | Syllable: Sta, Le, Mi, Fra, Ne, To, Fo, Nu, So, Wa, Su, Lu
Syllables short R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 8 | Syllable: Sta, Le, Su, Mi, Fra, To, Fo, Nu
Random longs tonal R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf)
Random longs atonal R: F2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf)

02 Male Choir

Sustains + LEG R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Vibrato Longs R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (mp, mf) | S: Legato
Wide longs R: A1-A3 | L: 1 (p)
Dynamics longs R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Syllables long R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 12 | Syllable: Sta, Le, Mi, Fra, Ne, To, Fo, Nu, So, Wa, Su, Lu
Syllables short R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 8 | Syllable: Sta, Le, Su, Mi, Fra, To, Fo, Nu
Random longs tonal R: D1-A3 | L: 2 (pp, mf)
Random longs atonal R: C3 | L: 3 (pp, mp, mf)

Strings

Tallinn's chamber strings have a minimalist, icy surface and a warm core-perfect for ethereal, meditative parts and dark, thrilling cues alike. Moving beyond basic articulations, the strings offer multiple long and short notes, plus flageolet, tremolo, and extra-long sustains. All almost devoid of vibrato, for a decidedly modern and distinctly Estonian sound. 

01 Chamber Violins

Sustains + LEG R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains soft R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Single bows expressive R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Portato long R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Portato short R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Staccato  R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 4
Tremolo R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Dynamic waves R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (p, mf)
Dynamic waves flageolet R: G2-C6 | L: 1 (p)
Dynamic waves tremolo R: G2-C6 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet sustains R: G3, D4, G4-C7 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet portato long R: G3, D4, G4-C7 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet portato short R: G3, D4, G4-C7 | L: 1 (p)

02 Chamber Violas

Sustains + LEG R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains  R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains soft R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Single bows expressive R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Portato long R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Portato short R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Staccato R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 4
Tremolo R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Wide sustains R: C2-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf)
Dynamic waves R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf)
Dynamic waves flageolet R: C2-C5 | L: 1 (p)
Dynamic waves tremolo R: C2-C5 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet sustains R: C3, G3, C4-B5 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet portato long R: C3, G3, C4-B5 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet portato short R: C3, G3, C4-B5 | L: 1 (p)
Fragile longs sul pont R: C2-C5 | L: 1 (p)
Fragile longs sul tasto R: C2-C5 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato

03 Chamber Celli

Sustains + LEG R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains soft R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Single bows expressive R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Portato long R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Portato short R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Staccato R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 4
Tremolo R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Dynamic waves R: C1-C4 | L: 2 (p, mf)
Dynamic waves flageolet R: C1-C4 | L: 1 (p)
Dynamic waves tremolo R: C1-C4 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet sustains R: C2, G2, C3-C5 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet portato long R: C2, G2, C3-C5 | L: 1 (p)
Flageolet portato short R: C2, G2, C3-C5 | L: 1 (p)
Fragile longs sul tasto R: C1-C4 | L: 1 (p)

04 Chamber Basses

Sustains + LEG R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Sustains soft R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Single bows expressive R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | S: Legato
Portato long R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Portato short R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 2 | S: Legato
Staccato R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf) | RR: 4
Dynamic waves R: C0-G#2 | L: 2 (p, mf)

Organs

Tallinn contains two beautifully sampled pipe organs.
We sampled various stop combinations for both instruments. Each organ has three "Instruments" in SINE Player:

1. An Instrument combining the manuals and pedal to be played on one keyboard. You will hear a range break between manuals and pedals at C2. 
2. the "Manuals" instrument, which generally extends one octave into the respective "Pedals" instrument. Use this if you want to play just the manuals on one MIDI channel.
3. the "Pedals" instrument, which has all the pedals (+couplers). Use this with the "Manuals" instrument if you want to have the pedal on a dedicated MIDI channel.

The combination names are abbreviated inside SINE to save space. The list below lists the full names, in the format "Division. Stop, Footlength", where division signifies the part of the organ this stop is from, Stop describes the name of the stop and the footlength decribes the pitch. An 8' pipe sounds at the pitvh played. 4' an octave above, 16 ' an octave below, and so on. Note that there are some stops, called "mutation stops" or "aliquots", that play one or more overtones of the played pitch. So when you play a C, you might hear a G. This is normal and by design.

01 Main Organ

Krummh. 8 + Schwebung 8 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Sesqu. II + Rauschbass 5 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Quintaton 8 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Basson 16 + Bordun 16 + Bom + Sub P R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Holzfl. 8 Subbass 16 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Bordun 16 + Querfl. 4 + Quinte 10 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Koppelfl. 8 + Quint. II + Bordun 16 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Koppelfl. 8 + Siffl. 1 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Nazard 2 2/3 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Regal 4 + Blockfl. 4 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Sifflote 1 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Waldfl. 2 + Nachth. 2 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti 1 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti 2 R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Volles Werk R: C0-A5 | L: 1 (f)

02 Main Organ Manuals

Krummh. 8 + Schwebung 8 R: G1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Sesqu. II + Rauschbass 5 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Quintaton 8 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Basson 16 + Bordun 16 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Holzfl. 8 + Subbass 16 R: F1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Bordun 16 + Querfl. 4 + Quinte 10 R: G1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Koppelfl. 8 + Quint. II + Bordun 16 R: G1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Koppelfl. 8 + Siffl. 1 R: G1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Nazard 2 2/3 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Regal 4 + Blockfl. 4 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Sifflote 1 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Waldfl. 2 + Nachth. 2 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti 1 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti 2 R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)
Volles Werk R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (f)

03 Main Organ Pedals

Bombarde 16 + Subbass 16 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Krummh. 8 + Schw. 8 + Bordun 16 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Sesqu. II + Rauschbass III 5 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Bordun 16 + Querfl. 4 + Quinte 10 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Holzfl. 8 + Subbass 16 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Koppelfl. 8 + Quint. II + Bordun 16 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Koppelfel. 8 + Siffl. 1 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Waldfl. 2 + Nachth. 2 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti 2 P R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)
Volles Werk Pedal R: C0-F2 | L: 1 (f)

04 Choir Organ

Principal 8 + Terz 1 + Octavbass 8  R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Rohrfl. 4 + Waldfl. 2 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Rohrfl. 4 + Nasat 3 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Trompete 8 + Trompetbass 8  R: C1-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Mixtur IV R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Spitzfl. 4 + Untersatz 16 P R: C1-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Principal 8 + Hohlfl. 8 + Untersatz 16 R: C1-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti R: C1-F6 | L: 1 (f)

05 Choir Organ Manuals

Principal 8 + Terz 1 + Octavbass 8 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Rohrfl. 4 + Waldfl. 2 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Rohrfl. 4 + Nasat 3 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Trompete 8 + Trompetbass 8 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Mixtur IV R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Spitzfl. 4 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Principal 8 + Hohlfl. 8 + Untersatz 16 R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti R: C2-F6 | L: 1 (f)

06 Choir Organ Pedals

Untersatz 16 P R: C1-D3 | L: 1 (f)
Trompete 8 + Trompetbass 8 P R: C1-D3 | L: 1 (f)
Spitzfl. 4 + Untersatz 16 P R: C1-D3 | L: 1 (f)
Tutti P R: C1-D3 | L: 1 (f)

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