Organpositive with Meissener porcelaine pipes

Organpositive with Meissener porcelaine pipes

builder: Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden / Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen
construction year: 2000 (opus 1140)
key action: mechanical
stop action: mechanical
system of chest: slider chest

 

specification:

 
1. Gedackt
8'
 
2. Rohrflöte
4'
 
3. Porzellanflöte
2'
 
4. Quinte
1 1/3'
 
 
 
compass: C bis g3  
devided slider at a0/b0  
adjustable frequence: 415Hz / 440Hz / 465Hz

 

The creation of porcelain pipes

in der OrgelwerkstattIn 1950, the porcelain designer Ludwig Zepner, art director for the development department at the Meissener manufactory, discovered on the loft of the manufactory, pieces of organ porcelain pipes. They turned out to be relicts of dismissed experiments from Kaendler in 1730 and Boerner in 1920, who tried to build porcelain pipes. Developing the porcelain pipe, the challenging experiment for the voicer was to determine the position of the lips of the pipe accurately, in order to enable the windflow to set the air in the pipecorpus in vibration. Zepner developed the porcelain process by creating an appropriate ceramic style, which controlls the dwindle of the porcelain mixture during the drying and fireing process, and which prevents any deformation of the pipe. For the first time in history, the Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen and the Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden, managed to bring the acustical requirements of the pipe into line with the technological features of porcelain. They achieved a new, longed for connection between procelain and music.

 

Porzellanpfeife Largest porcelainpipe of the organ front. Glazed, unpainted hardporcelain, with jubilee-swordicon in blue underglaze painting. hight: 112 cm bemalte Porzellanpfeifen Possible design of the flutes by colorful crystal glaze or by handpainting.