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DaveHarries
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Hi all,

 

During my recent trip to Wroclaw, Poland I managed to find some time to look into some churches. This has resulted in more church organ photos being added to my site. Updates are as follows:

 

New organs added:

Church of St. Mary Magdalene. It can be described as scantily clad (as far as the casework is concerned) but, aside from that, it is apparently in bad need of a thorough overhaul. A website gives the builder as "Rieger" (of Austria?), opus 2375.

http://churchorgans.fotopic.net/p58224018.html

 

Also in the church of St. Mary Magdalene is this organ which is 1 manual. The larger organ, mentioned above, has 2 manuals. The organ in this picture was built in 1980 by a local builder and looks very nice surrounded by the red brickwork on the arch. This instrument is a separate organ from the one mentioned above.

http://churchorgans.fotopic.net/p58224017.html

 

One nice instrument was that in the church of St. Akademiki. Website shows this to be a one-manual organ of 5 stops and with a split manual (ie. separate stops for bass and treble). Funny looking organ in a church which is not very big.

http://churchorgans.fotopic.net/p58224016.html

 

Updates to existing photos:

I have added a better quality photo of the organ in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist which is the largest organ in Poland (5 manuals, 150 stops and 13207 pipes in a building smaller than Notre Dame, Paris: ND only has 5 manuals and around 109 stops with approx. 7500 - 8000 pipes). I had to use the night setting on the camera to get the picture and keep the camera very still (which meant balancing it on a pew). An interesting note is that, despite only having 150 active stops, the console has 222 stops as both console and organ were in the Centenial Hall, Wroclaw. Have also addded builder information for this one:

http://churchorgans.fotopic.net/p58224015.html

 

Have also corrected the name of one of the churches. I originally had it as St. Elizabeth's Church but it is, in fact, the Dominican church. I have also added a newer photo and added builder information for the organ in the main part of the church as well.

http://churchorgans.fotopic.net/p58224014.html

 

Hope the pics are of interest.

 

Dave

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Church of St. Mary Magdalene. It can be described as scantily clad (as far as the casework is concerned) but, aside from that, it is apparently in bad need of a thorough overhaul. A website gives the builder as "Rieger" (of Austria?), opus 2375.

http://churchorgans.fotopic.net/p58224018.html

Only "Rieger" organs after WWII come from today's Austria. The Rieger firm mentioned here is the predecessor, then located in Jägerndorf, Silesia, today Krnov in Czechia, and the home of Rieger-Kloss organs.

See more about the complete "Rieger" history at http://www.rieger-orgelbau.com/1845E.htm

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Only "Rieger" organs after WWII come from today's Austria. The Rieger firm mentioned here is the predecessor, then located in Jägerndorf, Silesia, today Krnov in Czechia, and the home of Rieger-Kloss organs.

See more about the complete "Rieger" history at http://www.rieger-orgelbau.com/1845E.htm

Interesting - but what a dreadful website!

 

Paul

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Well it isn't the home page!! It IS a history page! Try looking at the root of the address here

I did, which is why I said it is a dreadful website! The delay before the top-menu links appear is long enough for the home page to be abandoned by an impatient visitor as not working; the scrolling required by most pages doesn't work at all in Opera, is intermittent in Chrome, and jumps instead of being smooth in FireFox.

 

Paul

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Well it isn't the home page!! It IS a history page! Try looking at the root of the address here

 

Silly me!

 

Still, I don't like it. When I first saw it I thought it was one of those clever 3D pictures - I even got it to work, after a fashion!

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