Monday, 31 October 2016 11:19

Hersteld Hervormde Kerk, Ouderkerk aan den IJssel

Currently we are working on this organ. Regularly we will post new pictures on the website.

In 2016 the “Hersteld Hervormde Kerk” is building a new 900 seat church. The traditional design of this church is made by the well known Dutch architect Marco Born.

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The church committee decided to install a fine pipe organ. Since many churches are closing in the Netherlands the best quality organs are quite often sold to Van den Heuvel-Orgelbouw. Van den Heuvel (trained by Dirk A. Flentrop) bought the last few years, among other organs, 5 important Flentrop organs, and just purchased a well known Flentrop-organ from the Maranatha-church in Amsterdam. The measures of this organ were suitable for the church in Ouderkerk. The customer however requested Van den Heuvel to make important improvements, alterations and to include additional (wider scaled) stops, as well as a completely new traditional organ case design with wood carvings. The organ has to be delivered in 2017.

The Flentrop organ had a traditional winding system with 4 folding bellows. The windsupply is redesigned and includes an additional wind motor and one additional bellow. The Flentrop bellows are re-leathered, also the wind trunk system will be renewed.

Pictures of the re-leathering of the bellows (7 pictures):

For the added Bourdon 16' wooden bass pipes were made (10 pictures):

To facilitate the new stops additional wind chests were made for the Hoofdwerk and Pedaal. For the additional stops on the Rugwerk and the Hoofdwerk Cornet side blocks were made to the wind chests (16 pictures):

The traditional organ case is made from mahogany wood. For this case we selected a 11 meter long mahogany trunk which was sawn to our specification (23 pictures):

 The new lower case with the pedal tower consoles is already assembled in our hall:

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The console by Flentrop will be thoroughly cleaned and new bone key covering will be applied. Also new key cheeks will be made.

The worn out pedal board gets new key covers (7 pictures):

Pictures of the tower heads and the base of the hoofdwerk (17 pictures):

Assembly of the main case in the assembly hall (20 pictures)::

The case of the rugwerk is completed (9 pictures):

Assembly of the rugwerk case in the assembly hall (14 pictures):

Pre-voicing of al the pijpes (11 pictures):

Racking of all pipes (15 pictures):

Crafting and assembling the key- and stopaction (16 pictures):

New windtrunks are made (10 pictures):

The first carvings are finished, fitted and fixed (5 pictures):

Now the actions and windsupply are working started is with the placement of the pipework (21 pictures):

The façade pijpes are delivered and being placed (15 pictures):

Technically the organ is now finished and the next phase of the voicing can be carried out.

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The balcony rail is positioned on both sides of the rugpositief. It is placed on a 36 cm high and 12,5 meter wide moulding, milled out of solid wood:

Monday juni 10th the first phase of the assembly in the church has started: the gallery rail is placed. On monday august 14th, after our holidays, the organ itself will be assembled.

Monday august 14th the assembly of the organ in the church has started:

Additional Info

  • Location: Ouderkerk aan den IJssel
  • Activity: Restauratie
  • Stoplist:


    Rugpositief, C-g3
    Prestant 8' (2017)
    Holpijp 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Roerfluit 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3' (from Hw)
    Gemshoorn 2'
    Quint 1 1/3'
    Sesquialter II
    Scherp IV 1'
    Dulciaan 8' (2017)

    Hoofdwerk, C-g3
    Bourdon 16' (2017)
    Prestant 8'
    Roerfluit 8'
    Dwarsfluit 8' (2017)
    Spitsgamba 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Spitsfluit 4'
    Quint 2 2/3' (2017)
    Octaaf 2'
    Mixtuur V 2'
    Cornet V Disc. (2017)
    Klarinet 16' (2017)
    Trompet 8'
    Borstwerk, C-g3
    Gedekt 8'
    Fluit 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3' (2017)
    Prestant 2'
    Terts 1 3/5' (2017)
    Vox Humana 8'

    Pedaal, C-f1
    Prestant 16' (2017)
    Subbas 16'
    Octaaf 8'
    Bourdon 8'
    Roerquint 5 1/3' (2017)
    Octaaf 4'
    Bazuin 16'
    Trompet 8'*
    Schalmei 4'



    Swell for Borstwerk

    * pipework reserved

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