Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd, 2022

Project in progress

Windchests
slider chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical

Stop list


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Staufen

II/P/12

Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg
Kath. Kirche St. Vitus Wettelbrunn

© pictures Orgelbau Kuhn AG, Männedorf/Schweiz

Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd, 2022

Project in progress

Windchests
slider chests
Key action
mechanical
Stop action
mechanical

The origins of the organ in the Catholic church of St. Vitus, located in the picturesque wine village of Wettelbrunn, go back to the beginning of the 19th century. In 1808, the organ builder Franz Xaver Bernauer, who lived near Staufen, built an organ with one manual and 11 stops.

In 1922, a technically new organ with 11 stops was built by Orgelbau X. Mönch & Sons within the historic Bernauer case made of solid oak. In 1968 the organ was rebuilt again.

In the past decades, massive worm infestation has affected the wind chests, relay stations and wooden pipes to such an extent that this organ is not usable anymore.

And now, 214 years after the organ was built by Franz Xaver Bernauer, we have the pleasure and honour to build a new organ in the wonderful historic case, which we are very much looking forward to!

Translation: A. D. 2022



The picture shows the organ before the new building (new building in the historic case).


Stop list


www.orgelbau.ch/ope=114810