Schagen (NL) St. Christoforuskerk Nicholson-organ

Organ builder

Nicholson

Keyboards/stops

IIIP/31

INFORMATION

a fascinating instrument

The Nicholson organ in Schagen’s St Christoforus Church is now widely regarded as one of the finest romantic organs in the Netherlands. The organ was built in 1882 by English organ builder John Nicholson for St Mary Magdalene in Worcester. In 1981, it found a new use in Schagen.

Romantic organ literature that is often impossible or difficult to perform elsewhere sounds excellent on this instrument in this space. The church (Alfred Tepe,1882) sounds like a cathedral with a reverb of about 6 seconds.

Source: http://www.nicholsonschagen.nl/john/

DISPOSITION

Choir (C-g”‘)

Stopped diapason 8′ B/D
Gamba 8′ (c0)
Dulciana 8′
Flute 4′
Piccolo 2′
Cremona 8′

Swell to Choir

Great (C-g”‘)

Bourdon 16′
Large open diapason 8′
Small open diapason 8′
Clarabella 8′
Keraulophon 8′
Principal 4′
Wald flute 4′
Fifteenth 2′
Mixture IV
Trumpet 8′

Swell to Great

Swell (C-g”‘)

Bourdon 16′
Open diapason 8′
Lieblich gedackt 8′
Gamba 8′
Voix celeste 8′
Gemshorn 4′
Harmonic flute 4′
Piccolo 2′
Mixture III
Cornopean 8′
Oboe 8′

Pedal (C-f’)

Open Diapason 16′
Bourdon 16′
Principal 8′
Trombone 16′

Choir to Pedals
Great to Pedals
Swell to Pedals
Octave to Pedals

Country

Netherlands

Keyboards

3

Organ builder

Nicholson

Style

Romantic

Keyboards/stops

IIIP/31