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A pipe organ following the famous Northern German baroque style.
In honor of Arp Schnitger who died 300 years ago and has built lots of magnificent organs in Northern Europe! This model follows his famous style.
This organ is made of 2970 pieces and equipped with two manuals (keyboards) and a pedalboard. The instrument houses fourteen ranks (that is a row of pipes with the same timbre) with 186 pipes altogether separated into three divisions. The wind (that is pressurized air) is supplied by three powerful bellows.
The fist manual division is the Hauptwerk located prominently on top of the organ and mainly shaping the overall looks of the instrument: The roundish main tower and the two rectangular side towers separated by four fields of smaller pipes are very typical for that area. It houses five ranks on its wind chest and a sixth one in the façade (called Prinzipal). The Prinzipal and the first three ranks are metal flue pipes (round) whereas the fourth are wooden flue pipes (square) and the fifth reed pipes.
The second manual division is the Brustwerk located beneath the Hauptwerk behind nicely decorated doors. It houses three ranks of relatively short flue pipes (high pitch). Two of them resemble metal flue pipes, the third wooden ones.
The pedal division is located behind the main case and without a case of its own. That is not uncommon: Since it is located out of sight, it doesn't need a case. It consists of five ranks two of them resemble wooden flue pipes the other three reed pipes. The pedal devision houses the largest pipes of an organ with the lowest pitch. That is where the power-sound comes from!
Behind the pedal three bellows are located. They supply the wind necessary to bring the pipeworks to life.
Inside the model you will find all the tracker action, rollers and wind channels that you would expect.
- The Hauptwerk and the Brustwerk can be taken off separately in order to have a look into what is beneath them.
- The bellows are independently moveable.
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