On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the great Van den Heuvel organ in the Nieuwe Kerk in Katwijk aan Zee organist Gerben Mourik has recorded a CD.
Gerben Mourik has proven to be a very skilled and versatile improviser. On this album he is inspired by the many possibilities of the Van den Heuvel organ.
The CD contains only improvisations showing off the organ with music in different styles.
Around September, the CD will be released.
In mid-February J.L. van den Heuvel Orgelbouw bv will start the renovation of the Pels and Van Leeuwen organ (13III/P, with couplermanual) in the Andreas church in Dordrecht. The works will include a complete re-voicing and installation of some new stops: Dulciaan 8' and Nasard 2 2/3'. The Trumpet has highly corroded blocks and will therefore be renewed while the resonators will be re-used.
Great: Prestant 8', Roerfluit 8', Octaaf 4', Octaaf 2', Mixtuur III-V, Trompet 8' (2013).
Positiv: Holpijp 8', Roerfluit 4', Nasard 2 2/3' (2013), Woudfluit 2', Dulciaan 8' (2013).
Pedal: Bourdon 16', Gedekt 8'.
Couplermanual, 2 pedalcouplers , tremulant.
In 2012 bought J.L. van den Heuvel-Orgelbouw the Flentrop organ (1958, 25II/P) from the Resurrection Church in Den Helder. A few months ago, this organ was purchased by the Reformed Protestant Church of Gameren . This congregation is building this year a new church building (designed by architect Van Beijnum).
Meanwhile, employees of Van den Heuvel began a major renovation of the Flentrop organ.
Hoofdwerk: Prestant I-II 8', Baarpijp 8', Roerfluit 8', Octaaf 4', Speelfluit 4', Quint 2 2/3', Woudfluit 2', Sesquialter II, Mixtuur IV-VI, Trompet 8'.
Bovenwerk: Holpijp 8', Quintadeen 8', Prestant 4', Roerfluit 4', Octaaf 2', Quint 1 1/3', Scherp III-IV, Dulciaan 8', Tremulant.
Pedaal: Subbas 16', Prestant 8', Gedekt 8', Octaaf 4', Ruispijp IV, Fagot 16', Schalmey 4' (en chamade).
Koppels: Bovenwerk/ Hoofdwerk, Hoofdwerk/Pedaal, Bovenwerk/Pedaal.
In january the works on the Flentrop-organ started. Two insufficient sounding reed stops are replaced (Trompet 8' and Regaal 8'). A new Roerquint 5 1/3' will take the place of the Ruispijp IV on the Pedaal. Also a new Spitsgamba 8' in Flentrop scale will be placed on the Hoofdwerk. Finally the action will be checked and regulated and the tonal finishing will be corrected.
More details en pictures can be found under "Instruments".