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Zürich, Tonhalle (1996)

On January 11, 1988 the new organ of the Tonhalle, Zürich, was inaugurated. Consultant was organist Jean Guillou. The instrument is build by the organ buildings companies of Kleuker and Steinmeyer. The façade was designed by H.R. Zulauf. The French organ builder Daniel Birouste was asked to replace the Swell box as the result was not satisfying. He was asked to design a swell box 'with the same effect of the Van den Heuvel swell-boxes' (!). However also this swell box did not satisfied the owner of the organ.

So finally, in 1996, Van den Heuvel was requested to dismantle the excisting swell box and to renew the whole in the unique construction as developed by Van den Heuvel. Afterwards Van den Heuvel was also requested to re-voice the reed stops and to correct individual voicing of the flue pipes. Leakage in the chest of the chamade reeds was also repaired.

Additional Info

  • Location: Zürich (CH)
  • Inauguration: Monday, 11 January 1988
  • Activity: Restauratie
  • Stoplist:

    Pédale, C-g1
    Principal-Flûte 32'
    Principal 16'
    Flûte 16'
    Soubasse 16'
    Grosse Quinte 10 2/3'
    Flûte 8'
    Théorbe III 6 2/5'
    Flûte 4'
    Nachthorn 2'
    Rauschpfeife IV 5 1/3'
    Contrebasson 32'
    Bombarde 16'
    Fagott 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Clairon 4'

    Positiv (I), C-c4
    Pommer 16'
    Principal 8'
    Rohrflöte 8'
    Spitzoktave 4'
    Koppelflöte 4'
    Superoctave 2'
    Blockflöte 2'
    Larigot 1 1/3'
    Sesquialtera II 2 2/3'
    Cymbale III 1'
    Ranquette 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Cromorne 8'
    Trémolo


    Hauptwerk (II), C-c4
    Montre 16'
    Montre 8'
    Flûte Majeure 8'
    Octava 4'
    Doppelflöte 4'
    Grosse Tierce 3 1/5'
    Doublette 2'
    Grand Cornet II-V 2 2/3'
    Grosse Mixture IV 2 2/3'
    Plein Jeu V 2'
    Bombarde 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Clairon 4'
    Trémolo


    Schwellwerk (III), C-c4
    Holzprincipal 8'
    Cor de Nuit 8'
    Gambe 8'
    Voix Céleste 8'
    Flûte Harmonique 8'
    Flûte Octaviante 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3'
    Cornet V 8' (TF)
    Plein Jeu Harm. III-VII 2 2/3'
    Bombarde 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Voix Humaine 8'
    Basson Hautbois 8'
    Clairon 4'
    Trémolo

    Grand-Choeur (IV), C-c4
    Violoncelle 16'
    Diapason 8'
    Flûte Harmonique 8'
    Flûte Octaviante 4'
    Nasard Harm. 2 2/3'
    Octavin 2'
    Tierce Harm. 1 3/5'
    Piccolo Harm. 1'
    Rauschpfeife V 5 1/3'
    Aliquot III 3 1/5'
    Bombarde-Chamade 16'
    Trompette-Chamade 8'
    Hautbois-Chamade 8'
    Trémolo

    Couplers
    Positiv/Hauptwerk
    Schwellwerk/ Hauptwerk
    Grand-Choeur/Hauptwerk
    Schwellwerk/ Positiv
    Grand-Choeur/Positiv
    Grand-Choeur/Schwellwerk
    Hauptwerk/Pedal
    Positiv/Pedal
    Schwellwerk/Pedal
    Grand-Choeur/Pedal
    Positif/Hauptwerk 16'
    Schwellwerk/Hauptwerk 16'



    Other aids

    General Coupler, Tutti, Crescendo, Adjustable trémolo's, 288 free adjustable combinations (in three groups).


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