Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:00

Zevenbergen, Dutch Reformed Catharina Church (2002)

In 2002, Jan L. van den Heuvel Orgelbouw completed the renovation of the Flentrop organ (1954) in the Dutch Reformed Church, Zevenbergen. This 16' three manual & pedal organ counts 33 stops. Concultant was Jaap Hillen, organist of the the Flentrop organ of the Grote Kerk in Breda, who was also the consultant in 1954 when the organ was built.
After dismanteling all parts were cleaned and checked and when needed repaired. New parts were made in style of the original Flentrop work. The wind supply was checked and releathed were needed. The organ case was repainted.

All the pipe work was checked: welding joints, languids, mouths, tuning slides, (colapsed)feet were repaired were needed. Pipe racks and supports were stabilized. The reeds were taken apart, repaired and re-voiced.
In concultation with the organ concultant and organist Aart van Muijen the organ was revoiced: the relative thin and aggressive sound is now changed in a more fundamental, singing and poetic tone.

Also some stopchanges were carried out:

  • In the Zwelwerk (swell) the very thin sounding Cimbel III was replace by a Zweving 8’ (Celeste) to complete the Spitsgamba 8’.
  • The composition of the Hoofdwerk (Great) mixture was changed in order to have a less thin and sharp sound: the treble has a more classical composition now, which includes 4', 5 1/3' and 8' ranks.
  • Also the composition of the Scherp of the Rugpositief (choir) was changed and now includes 2 2/3' and 4' ranks in the treble.
  • The Schalmei 4’ of the Pedaal was changed into a Trompet 8'
  • The thin walled display pipes were during the renovation strengthend and recieved a more solid and fundamental sound.

Additional Info

  • Location: Zevenbergen (NL)
  • Activity: Restauratie
  • Stoplist:
    Pedaal, C-f1
    Prestant 16'
    Bourdon 16'
    Octaafbas 8'
    Gedektbas 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Ruispijp III
    Fagot 16'
    Trompet 8'

    Rugwerk (I), C-f3
    Quintadeen 8'
    Holpijp 8'
    Prestant 4'
    Roerfluit 4'
    Octaaf 2'
    Quint 1 1/3'
    Sesquialter II
    Scherp IV
    Kromhoorn 8'

    Hoofdwerk (II), C-f3
    Quintadeen 16'
    Prestant 8'
    Roerfluit 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Quint 2 2/3'
    Vlakfluit 2'
    Mixtuur V
    Trompet 8'

    Zwelwerk (III), C-f3
    Fluit 8'
    Spitsgamba 8'
    Zweving 8'
    Prestant 4'
    Gedektfluit 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3'
    Gemshoorn 2'
    Dulciaan 8'


    Mechanical key and stop action. The stop action of the pedal is electro-pneumatic. There is also a adjustable combination for the pedal.

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