Pierre Lauwers Posted January 30, 2011 Share Posted January 30, 2011 This organ was built for the benedictine Abbey of Limpetsberg, Luxembourg city. As this abbey became redundant -yes, it can happen on the continent as well- the organ, which is protected as a Monument historique, has been recently restored -in its original state, electro-pneumatic action included- and placed in the church of Wilwerwiltz. A pupil of Josef Merklin, Stahlhuth had his workshop in Aachen, not far from here, on the belgian border. His style is tipically post-romantic, and mixed french and german influencies, an even, in larger organs, british -he imported reed stops from Britain-. Here are pictures and, on the left side, the Specifications: http://www.orgues.lu/spip.php?article32 The Great (Manual I) is a kind of second swell, enclosed and with its celeste. Note there is nothing above 4'. Does it sound muddy ? Answer here below: This kind of organ experiences a wide renaissance nowadays here; they are coming under protection everywhere one can find one, while the eventual added whistles are removed, and the missing stops are reconstituted carefully. This one remained 100% original since 1914 ! Pierre Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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