Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:00

Münich, St. Franziskus church (51/III/P, 1997)

Karl Maureen: Zsolt Gárdonyi - Grand Choeur:

The St. Franziskus Kirche was heavily damaged during the last World War in 1943. After the war the church was rebuilt and a new organ was installed. In 1993 Van den Heuvel became the contract for a new three manual organ with 51 stops to be build according to the French symphonic tradition.

kerk en orgel 2The organ has three manual divisions of 58 notes and a Pedal of 30 notes. The Hauptwerk has 14 stops, the Positiv 13 stops, the Schwellwerk also 14 stops and the Pedalwerk 10 stops, altogether 51 stops. No stops of the old organ were used, also the modern style organ case is new and made of European oak. The dedication was on October 19th 1997. Karl Maureen was the consultant involved. 

The internal layout of the instrument is almost clear when you have a look at the front picture. The Hauptwerk (Great) is in the center of the instrument, behind the Hauptwerk the Schwellwerk (Swell). Both divisions are flanked by the splitted Pedalwerk. On the top of the instrument the Positiv is placed. The free standing console is also made of european oak like the organ case. The key action is direct mechanical with electronic couplers. This organ is the first where Van den Heuvel used the proportional coupling system as developed by Syncordia. The electronic stop action is supplied with a memory system.

Additional Info

  • Location: München
  • Inauguration: Sunday, 19 October 1997
  • Activity: Nieuwbouw
  • Stoplist:
    Pedal, C-f1
    Subbass 32'
    Contrabass 16'
    Subbass 16'
    Quinte 10 2/3'
    Holzflöte 8'
    Violoncelle 8'
    Flöte 4'
    Bombarde 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Clairon 4'

    Hauptwerk (I), C-a3
    Principal 16'
    Bourdon 16'
    Principal 8'
    Salicional 8'
    Traversflöte 8'
    Rohrflöte 8'
    Prästant 4'
    Spitzflöte 4'
    Oktave 2'
    Mixtur 5-6f.
    Cornet 5f.
    Bombarde 16'
    Trompette 8'
    Clairon 4'

    Positiv (II), C-a3
    Principal 8'
    Salicional 8'
    Unda-Maris 8'
    Bourdon 8'
    Oktave 4'
    Blockflöte 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3'
    Doublette 2'
    Tierce 1 3/5'
    Larigot 1 1/3'
    Mixtur 5f. 1'
    Trompette 8' (hooded)
    Cromorne 8'

    Schwellwerk (III), C-a3
    Quintaton 16'
    Diapason 8'
    Flûte Traversière 8'
    Viole de Gambe 8'
    Voix Céleste 8'
    Flûte Octaviante 4'
    Octavin 2'
    Plein-Jeu Harmonique 3-6f.
    Carillon 3f.
    Basson 16'
    Trompette Harmonique 8'
    Basson-Hautbois 8'
    Voix Humaine 8'
    Clairon Harmonique 4'

    Schwellwerk/Hauptwerk 8'
    Schwellwerk/Hauptwerk 16'

    The key action from the detached console is mechanical, the couplers are electrical. The electrical stopaction is provided with a combination system. The couplers operate by the proportional system as developed by Syncordia.

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