The fascination of organ building

 

 

Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd, 2009

New organ

Windchests
slider chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical
Inauguration
20.12.2009
Expert
Verena Friedrich
Case design
Hans-Peter Keller
Voicing
Niklaus Stengele


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Ehrendingen

II/P/10

Switzerland, Argovia
Ref. Kirche

© pictures Orgelbau Kuhn AG, Männedorf

Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd, 2009

New organ

Windchests
slider chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical
Inauguration
20.12.2009
Expert
Verena Friedrich
Case design
Hans-Peter Keller
Voicing
Niklaus Stengele

Dignified variety - a soft full organ sound

It's always exciting when new people move in. At first, we view the new neighbours with a healthy portion of curiosity and interest, maybe somewhat sceptically, too. Slowly we make our approach, and finally give them a hearty welcome. This means we have to be confident that the new arrivals will show consideration and respect for prevailing customs. The encounter with a new organ is very similar: it should be seen not as a foreign object, but as an enrichment.

Consideration for the architecture is the key to harmonic interplay between room and organ. For this reason we were very pleased to work with the church's architect, Walter Moser. The reciprocity is valuable and is evident in the result: the close relationship between the form of the case, arrangement of the front pipes, the choice of larch for wood and the interior architecture presents itself effortlessly to the beholder.

As every one of our instruments, the new organ in Ehrendingen is custom built. This can be seen not just in its external form. Even the tonal details are individually matched on the basis of a proven space-saving overall concept. The full organ sound can't be sumptuous, because the room has an intimate atmosphere. We took this into account by not finishing the diapason rank with a mixture. But the choice of register allows a dignified, varied interpretation of practically oriented church music.

Translation: RS 2010