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Mänttä, Finland, Mäntän Seurakunta (28/III/P, 2003)

Jan Lehtola: Camille Saint-Saëns - Fantasie en mi bémol majeur:

The Church of Mänttä, Finland has a new symphonic organ by Van den Heuvel. This new organ (30IIIP) replaces an organ constructed in 1928 by Cavaillé-Coll/Convers. The detached console is centrally placed on the organ balcony allowing the organist to have good visual contact with the liturgical center and makes it possible to conduct the choir. There is for performances with an ensemble or small orchestra.

The key action of all four divisions is mechanical while the electrical stop action features a combination action. Inauguration took place on May 18th 2003.
Musical director and organist is Sami Salomaa, the organ consultant is Matti Pesonen.

Construction of organ parts including wind chests and the large wooden pipes started in December 2001. 15 pictures are available:

Of the assembly of the organ in the assembly hall there are now 14 pictures online:

Between March 31 and April 16 the organ was installed in the church, 19 pictures:

Additional Info

  • Location: Mänttä
  • Inauguration: Sunday, 18 May 2003
  • Activity: Nieuwbouw
  • Stoplist:
    Pédale, C-f1
    Contrebasse 16'
    Flûte 8'
    Violoncelle 8'
    Bombarde 16'

    Grand-Orgue (I), C-a3
    Bourdon 16'
    Montre 8'
    Cor de Chamois 8'
    Flûte Harmonique 8'
    Prestant 4'
    Plein-Jeu III-V
    Trompette 8'

    Positif (II), C-a3
    Salicional 8'
    Cor de Nuit 8'
    Flûte à Fuseau 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3'
    Flageolet 2'
    Tierce 1 3/5'
    Clarinette 8'

    Récit (III), C-a3
    Bourdon 8'
    Gambe 8'
    Voix Céleste 8'
    Flûte Traversière 4'
    Viole d'Amour 4'
    Octavin 2'
    Basson 16'
    Trompette Harmonique 8'
    Basson-Hautbois 8'
    Voix Humaine 8'
    Clairon Harmonique 4'
    Récit/Grand-Orgue 8'
    Récit/Grand-Orgue 16'
    Récit/Positif 8'
    Récit/Positif 16'
    Récit/Récit 16'
    Tirasse Grand-Orgue
    Tirasse Positif
    Tirasse Récit
    Expression G-O & Positif
    Expression Récit & Pédale

    Mechanical key action and electrical stop action with combination system.

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