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Sliedrecht, Dutch Reformed Grote Kerk (1973)

C.F.A. Naber started in September 1851 with the construction of a new organ for the Dutch Reformed Church of Sliedrecht. The inauguration took place on december 26, 1852. In 1883 Van den Bijlaard repaired the organ. He also placed a Fernflöte 8' on the Bovenwerk, later this stop was replace by a Voix Céleste. The trebles of the Prestants and Gamba were renewed, and possible also the treble of the Mixtuur by a Cornet and the Fagot 16' by a Cello 8'. Van den Bijlaard also shifted the pipework of most stops by one half-note and revoiced the instrument.

Gerrit van Leeuwen restored the organ in 1938. He placed a new electric windmotor, replced the Carillon with a new Mixtuur en replced the Dulciaan with a new one. Also all stop knobs were replaced. With works in 1954 the stoplist was changed in a more neo-baroque style by Van Leeuwen. The Hoofdwerk Bourdon 16' was replaced by a Sexquialter, the Mixtuur/Cornet was replaced by a new Mixtuur IV-VI. The Cello 8' was replaced by a Cymbel III and the Trompet was replaced by a new one. In the Bovenwerk the Voix Céleste 8' was cut to a Quint 1 1/3' and the Pedaal Trompet 8' was replaced by a new Trompet 4'. Finally all façade pipes were replaced with new pipes.

In 1973 J.L. van den Heuvel Orgelbouw carried out a technical revision on the action and wind chests. Also the original Carillon was reconstructed on the Bovenwerk and placed instead of the Quint 1 1/3'. After this revision the organ was re-inaugurated on May 1, 1973.


Additional Info

  • Location: Sliedrecht (NL)
  • Activity: Restauratie
  • Stoplist:

    Hoofdwerk (I), C-f3
    Bourdon 16'
    Prestant 8' (1883/1989)
    Holpijp 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Fluit d'Amour 4'
    Quint 3'
    Octaaf 2'
    Mixtuur IV-VI (1852/1989)
    Cornet IV (MC, 1989)
    Fagot 16' (1989)
    Trompet 8' (Bass/Treble, 1989)

    Bovenwerk (II), C-f3
    Prestant 8' (1883/1989)
    Viola da Gamba 8' (1852/1883)
    Roerfluit 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Fluit 4'
    Quintfluit 3'
    Woudfluit 2'
    Carillon III (MC, 1989)
    Dulciaan 8' (Bass/Treble, 1989)

    Pedaal, C-d1
    Subbas 16'
    Prestant 8'
    Holpijp 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Bazuin 16'
    Trompet 8' (1989)


    Mechanical key and stop action.

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