The fascination of organ building

 

 

Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd, 2001

New organ

Windchests
slider chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical
Inauguration
28.10.2001
Expert
Philippe Laubscher
Case design
Hans-Peter Keller
Voicing
Raymond Petzold


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Bern

II/P/14

Switzerland, Berne
Ev.-luth. Kirche (Antonierkirche)

© pictures Orgelbau Kuhn AG, Männedorf

Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd, 2001

New organ

Windchests
slider chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical
Inauguration
28.10.2001
Expert
Philippe Laubscher
Case design
Hans-Peter Keller
Voicing
Raymond Petzold

In optical unison

The Protestant-Lutheran «Antonierkirche» in Bern is adorned with numerous frescos which inspire solemn contemplation. In order not to detract from the atmosphere of the interior it was important that none of these should be concealed. A cleverly exploited niche in the wall behind the organ provided housing for the bulky pedal stops and this enabled us to keep the visible expanse of the instrument within acceptable proportions.

In tonal harmony

But not only the eye seeks enjoyment, the ear wants its pleasures too. Since the organ pipes are placed at head height, we took particular care in avoiding aggressive and shrill tone colours. All 8' and 4' stops function as foundation stops and can be combined in all variations.

A mild solemnity, in fitting with the room, results in conformity of both acoustic and visual elements.



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