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Haringe, Sint-Martinuskerk

Pieter and Lambertus Benoit van Peteghem 1778, case by Pieter Kockenpo, carvings by Han Elshoecht

State of preservation: The organ of Haringe Sint-Martinuskerk is the most important and best preserved van-Peteghem-organ and a remarkable monument of Flemish organ making in the 18th century. Completely or largely original are: Case, wind chests, pipes, roller board, key and stop action.  and  Gehäuse, Windladen, Wellenbretter, Teile der Spielmechanik und der Registermechanik, Pfeifenwerk. Original pipe intonation mostly without notches; later notches were preserved during restoration. The keyboards are the only ones by van Peteghem still extant and working, including the white key covers of the echo still original.

Most later repairs were concerned with improving the wind situation. Restoration 1994 by J.-P. Draps and Ghislain Potvlieghe.

Haringe is a small village in the south-west of Flanders near the French border. Father and son van Peteghem built their front pipes of almost pure tin but internal pipes of metal with a very high content of lead (c.95 %). Another typical feature are their comparatively small wind chests for a high number of ranks. Bellows and wind channels are also rather narrow demanding a very careful choice of fundament stops requiring a lot of wind eg Bourdon 16' (esp in fast-moving bass parts) or Bombarde 16' which was planned on the wind chest but not installed (added in the 20th c.). The echo has a full compass keyboard but only working in the treble from c1. Its wind chest is placed behind the music stand.

Music sample:

Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772):
Adam fut un pauvre homme
played by Ton Koopman



III+aP; manuals C-f3, pedal C-d1

Groot Orgel (HW) (divided B/D at c1/c#1)

Montre                      8'
Prestant                   4'
Bourdon                 16'
Holpyp                      8'
Flute                         4'
Nazard                      3'
Doublette                 2'
Quarte de Nazard   2'
Tierce                       1 3/5'
Sexquialter 2f.
Cornet 5f.
Fourniture 3f.
Cymbale 2f.
Bombarde              16' (new)
Trompette                8' B/D
Clairon                      4' B
Voix humaine           8'

Positief (Pos)

Prestant                     4' C-cs1 im Prospekt
Bourdon                     8' C-cs0 Eiche, Rest Metall gedackt
Flute                           4' C-c0 Gedackt, Rest mit Röhrchen
Nazard                        3' C-F gedackt, Rest mit Röhrchen
Doublette                   2' C-H im Prospekt
Tierce                         13/5' (offene Flöte, engerer Mensur als im HW)
Cornet                        22/3'+2'+13/5' 3f (D)
Fourniture 2f.
Trompette                  8' B/D
Cromhoren                8' B/D


Bourdon et Flute 8' + 4' 2f.

Echo de Cornet 22/3'+2'+1 3/5' 3f.

Echo de Cornet only playable with Bourdon et Flute giving a complete Cornet 5f.

Coupler HW/Pos; Tremblant doux, Tremblant fort, Evacuant

Tambour, Rossignol

Wind pressure 88 mm WS (65 mm in Echo)

Temperature: After restoration modified Rameau

Q: Antoon Fauconnier and Patrick Roose: „Haringe en zijn orgel,“ in: Orgelkunst (Belgien) 17, Nr. 3 u. 4 (1994), 102–126, 154–177.


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