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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Organ Profile

1965 Ahrend & Brunzema organ at the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Photo–Richard Rasch

 

1965 Ahrend & Brunzema organ at the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Photo–Richard Rasch

 

1965 Ahrend & Brunzema organ at the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Photo–Richard Rasch

 

1965 Ahrend & Brunzema organ at the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The transept organ is in the left nave and was built in 1658 by Hans Wolff Schonat. As this smaller organ was rarely used, the pipes from it were taken away in 1821, and used to build the Zuiderkerk organ. The instrument case remained empty until fifty years ago when the German organ maker Jürgen Ahrend together with Gerhard Brunzema, were commisioned to buid a new organ in it (1964-1965). This organ has been reconstructed and retuned in 2002 by the Dutch firm Flentrop from Zaandam, to sound again like a 17th C. instrument.

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