Cathedral Dresden (Catholic Hofkirche)

Cathedral Dresden (Catholic Hofkirche)

builder: Gottfried Silbermann 1755
reconstruction and restoration: Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden GmbH 2001-2002
key action: mechanical
stop action: mechanical
system of chest: slider chest

 

specification:

   
I. BRUSTWERK C,D-d3   II. GREAT ORGAN C,D-d3
  1. Gedackt
8'
  11. Prinzipal
16'
  2. Prinzipal
4'
  12. Bordun
16'
  3. Rohrflöte
4'
  13. Octav-Prinzipal
8'
  4. Nasat
3'
  14. Viola da Gamba
8'
  5. Octave
2'
  15. Rohrflöte
8'
  6. Sesquialtera
(4/5' rep.)
  16. Octave
4'
  7. Quinte
1 1/2'
  17. Spitzflöte
4'
  8. Sifflet
1'
  18. Quinte
3'
  9. Mixtur
III
  19. Octave
2'
10. Chalumeau ab g°
8'
  20. Tertia
(1 3/5)'
      21. Mixtur
IV
      22. Cimbel
III
      23. Cornett ab c'
V
      24. Fagott
16'
      25. Trompete
8'
 
   
III. OBERWERK C,D-d3   PEDAL C,D-d1
26. Quintadena
16'
  40. Untersatz
32'
27. Prinzipal
8'
  41. Prinzipalbass
16'
28. Unda maris ab g°  
  8'
  42. Octavbass
8'
29. Gedackt
8'
  43. Octavbass
4'
30. Quintadena
8'
  44. Mixtur
VI
31. Octave
4'
  45. Posaunenbass
16'
32. Rohrflöte
4'
  46. Trompetenbass
8'
33. Nasat
3'
  47. Clarinbass
4'
34. Octave
2'
     
35. Tertia
(1 3/5')
     
36. Flageolet
1'
     
37. Mixtur
IV
     
38. Echo ab c'
V
     
39. Vox humana
8'
   
       
COUPLERS AND REGISTRATION AID  
 
   
manual shove coupler III/II, I/II  
bass valve (coupler II/P)    
cut-out ventile    
tremulant    
beating for the Oberwerk      
bellows signal    

 

vertical cut of the organ with the reconstructed bellows

vertical cut of the organ with the reconstructed bellows

 

fotos from our workshop

working on the bellow platesThe reconstructed wind supply consists out of 6 wedge bellows (each 1,55 x 2,84m).

The wind supply can be switched between manual work (organ blower) or electric blower.

 

 

 

 

bellow plates with folds leathered bellows

 


pictures from the Cathedral during the reconstruction

October 2001

First parts for the reconstruction of the organ are transported to the gallery of the Cathedral.

fastening the bellow to the rope winch pulling up the bellows

pulling up the bellow rack parts

 

November 2001

dismantling the organ manual

 

working at the blowing chamberworking at the blowing chamber

 

December 2001

restoration of the organ front

 

building up the bellows framebuilding up the bellows frame

 

pulling up the bellowsblowing chamber

blowing chamberblowing chamber

After accomplished work...

after accomplished work

Smithy work for reconstructed parts

smithy worksmithy work

 

January till March 2002

blowing chamber building the windtrunk

 

April till May 2002

restored organ front installtion of the stop action

blowing chamber restored rollerboard

 

lengthened front pipes lengthened pipes from the stop Subbass

 

June 2002

The voicing starts.

the voicing starts the voicing starts

 

30th October 2002

Handing over the organ in the Cathedrale Dresden.

Handing over the organ Handing over the organ

 

organ details organ details

 

restored console organ details

 

restored pipework restored pipework

 

restored pipework restored key action

 

restored blowing chamber restored blowing chamber

3rd November 2002

Festively Reinauguration of the organ with the Bishop Joachim Reinelt, Cathedral organist Hansjürgen Scholze/organ, Dresdner Kapellknaben, Cathedral choir, members of the Saxony Staatskapelle,
leader: Domkapellmeister Matthias Liebich

with a following celebration week.

 

 

 

Please find further information on our german page Kathedrale Dresden.

and in the Report from the magazine "Time" Pulling out All the Stops by Regine Wosnitza