This beautiful organ was crafted by Van Vulpen of Utrecht in 1980 for the the zorgcentrum “Open Vensters” in Ameide. The organ case in solid oak is rich in detail. Since the organ is hardly used anymore, it was offered for sale. A new home was found in the Royal Grammar School of Guildford.
On monday January 9th the organ was transported from Dordrecht to Guildford and all part were unloaded into the music room. The next day the organ was assembled and the pipes were placed on the wind chest, the voicing checked and all pipes tuned.
Manual 1: Holpijp 8', Prestant 4', Mixtuur II-III
Manual 2: Holpijp 8' (borrowed), Fluit 4', Prestant 2'
Pedal: Sordun 16'
Manual shove coupler and two pedal couplers
For some time now we are working on the new organ for Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. The bellows, windchests, wooden pipes and a part of the new organ case are ready. De lower case with the consoles for the pedal towers is already in our assembly hall. Here the organ will be completely playable when ready.
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Hear the orchestra, choir and organ (J.L. van den Heuvel Orgelbouw, 91/IVP, 2009) of the Danish Radio in Gabriel Fauré's Requiem (1887-90) led by Ivor Bolton.
The Mart Vermeulen organ (1907) of the Reformed Church in Scherpenisse was restored in 2016. The restoration was carriedout as a preservative one. Both the organ case and all internal parts are cleaned and where necessary treated against woodworm. The technical restoration included re-leathering of the double folding bellow, replacing the telescope slider seals with 'Liegelinds' rings, placing the wind motor in a new enclosure, restoring the pipe work and re-racking the pipes on the windchests. Wires and leather nuts of the key action where, when necessary, renewed. The keydesk and stopknobs re-blackened. New oak walkboards were mounted behind the windchests. The irregularities in the voicing were corrected.
Work on the organ case as well as the painting of the rear and side walls was done by volunteers.