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Altenburg, Schlosskirche

Altenburg, Schloßkirche

Tobias Heinrich Gottfried Trost 1735-1739

State of preservation: Case, parts of technical construction (Wind chests, pedal action, bellows) and majority of pipes by Trost; after severe remodeling 1867 and 1881 and requisition of front pipes 1917 reconstructed 1974-1976.

This organ was rated a masterwork already in the 18th century. During his years in Weimar Franz Liszt played it regularly and valued it highly, thus giving an example to posterity about the potential of this baroque organ for the interpretation of his own romantic organ compositions. Later generation felt a necessity to "romanticise" this instruments by modifications removed again during reconstruction 1974/76.


Music sample:

J.L. Krebs : Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
played by Felix Friedrich



Großquintadena 16’ (p1974; Transmission)
Flaute travers 16’ (partly p1974; Transmission)
Principal 8’ (partly p1974)
Spitzflöte 8’ (Transmission)
Viol di Gamba 8’
Bordun 8’ (Transmission)
Rohrflöte 8’ (partly p1974)
Octava 4’ (Transmission)
Klein Gedackt 4’
Quinte 3’
Sesquialtera (2 2/3’+1 3/5’) 2f.
Superoctava 2’
Blockflöte 2’
Mixtur 2’ 6-9f.
Glockenspiel 4’ (from c1; p1974)

Geigenprincipal 8’ (partly p1974)
Vagarre 8’
Hohlflöte 8’
Lieblich Gedackt 8’
Cornett 8’ 5f. (partly p1974)
Gemshorn 4’
Flaute douce 4’ 2f. (partly p1974)
Nasat 3’
Octava 2’
Waldflöte 2’
Mixtur 2’ 4-5f. (partly p1974)
Superoctava 1’
Vox humana 8’ (p1974)

Principal Baß 16’ (partly p1974)
Violon Baß 16’
Flaut travers Baß 16’ (Transmission from HW)
Subbaß 16’
Quintaden Baß 16’ (Transmission from HW)
Octaven Baß 8’ (partly p1974)
Bordun Baß 8’ (Transmission from HW)
Octav Baß 4’ (Transmission from HW)
Mixtur Baß 2’ 6-9f. (Transmission from HW)
Posaunen Baß 32’ (p1974)
Posaunen Baß 16’
Trompeten Baß 8’

Coupler manuals, coupler pedal, Tremulant HW, Tremulant OW


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