Gorinchem (NL) Grote Kerk Bätz-Witte organ

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Bätz-Witte

Keyboards/stops

IIIP/44

INFORMATION

Dutch bravado

The Bätz-Witte organ of the Grote Kerk in Gorinchem was inaugurated in September 1853. During the festive opening, the organ was played by the organists J.A. van Eijken and D.H. Dijkhuizen and S.A. Apple. The first design of this organ dates from 1851. It is the first three-manual organ with a back positive built by the Utrecht organ builder Christian Gottlieb Friedrich Witte. It is also his first design in the Romanesque style. He was inspired for the front by a design for a new organ in the Zuiderkerk in Rotterdam (1850). His fellow townsman, the Utrecht sculptor Joannes Rijnbout, made the three statues that adorn the main greenhouse. For this organ, Witte used pipes from an organ built by Johann Heinrich Hartmann Bätz. Built in 1761, this organ was made for the then Grote Kerk in Gorinchem. However, the building was demolished due to poor condition. Bätz, in turn, had used pipework, made by Stephanus Cousijns. Cousijns’ pipework dated from 1666. Most of the pipework of the main and upper work dates from 1761. The reeds of the main and upper work also have bells, cups and stevels from 1761.

Source: https://gorinchemorgelstad.nl/orgels/batz-witte-orgel/

Check also the site of gorinchemorgelstad.nl

8 GB of RAM (excl. operating system) is required to load this organ.

DISPOSITION

Rugwerk (C-g”‘)

Prestant 8′ (1853)
Holpijp 8′ (1853)
Octaaf 4′ (1853)
Fluit 4′ (1853)
Quint 3′ (1853)
Octaaf 2′ (1853)
Mixtuur III-IV st (1853)
Cornet V st disc (1853)
Fluit travers 8′ (2011)
Trompet 8′ (1853)
Dulciaan 8′ (1960)
Tremulant
Rw-Hw

Hoofdwerk (C-g”‘)

Prestant 16′ (1761)
Bourbon 16′ (1761)
Prestant 8′ (1761)
Roerfluit 8′ (1761)
Octaaf 4′ (1761)
Nachthoorn 4′ (1761)
Quint 3′ (1761)
Octaaf 2′ (1761)
Scherp IV st (2011)
Mixtuur III-V st. (1853)
Cornet V st disc (1853)
Fagot 16′ (1761)
Trompet 8′ (1761)

Bovenwerk (C-g”‘)

Prestant 8′ (1853)
Baardpijp 8′ (1761)
Quintadeen 8′ (1761)
Viola 8′ (1853)
Roerfluit 4′ (1853)
Salicet 4′ (1853)
Nazard 3′ (1761)
Woudfluit 2′ (1761)
Carillon III st (2008)
Schalmei 8′ (1761)
Vox Humana 8′ (1761)
Tremulant
Bw-Hw

Pedaal (C-f’)

Prestant 16′ (1853)
Subbas 16′ (1853)
Octaafbas 8′ (1853)
Gedekt 8′ (2002)
Roerquint 6′ (2002)
Octaaf 4′ (1853)
Bazuin 16′ (1853)
Trombone 8′ (1853)
Trompet 4′ (2002)

Hw-Ped
Rw-Ped
Bw-Ped (extended)

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Country

Netherlands

Keyboards

3

Organ builder

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Style

Romantic

Keyboards/stops

IIIP/44

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