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Four-organ in the Torgau Castle Chapel

Short facts

With Peter Vier So's organ, the listener today can feel transported back to the sonic world of almost 500 years ago.

The first organ in the castle church came from the monastery of Lichtenburg (Prettin) and was installed above the altar, as it is today. For the military services held in the 19th century, a new organ was built in the gallery on the east side, which was replaced in 1929 by a new one for the teachers' seminary, which used the church as an assembly hall. From 1932, the castle church is again used as a church hall for the Torgau congregation and a new organ is built above the altar by the Sauer family from Frankfurt.

In 1994 - on the 450th anniversary of the commissioning of the castle church by Martin Luther (5 October 1544) - the new organ by Peter Vier from Friesenheim/Black Forest is inaugurated. With its mid-range tuning, the scales (dimensions) of the pipes from surviving Renaissance organs and the disposition (combination of stops), it corresponds to the sound ideal of the Renaissance.


Hauptwerk II CDE-e3
robgedackt 16'
Principal 8'
Onda maris 8'
Quintadeena 8'
Octava 4'
Nachthorn 4'
Octave 2'
Mixture   IV
Bassoon 16'
Trumpets 8'

Retropositiv I CDE-e3
Gedacktes 8'
Principal 4'
Rohrflöit 4'
Nassat 2  2 / 3'
Sedecima 2'
Terz 1  3 / 5'
Octave 1'
Cymbals  III 1'
Crouphorns 8'

Brustwork III CDE-e3
Singing Regal 8'
Hollow Flutes 4'
Canal Remulant

Pedal CDE-d1
Backed lower bass 16'
Octave bass8'
Bassoon 16'
Drums 8'
Night horn 4'
Singing cornet 2'

Source: Torgau Castle Church, KMD Ekkehard Saretz

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Schloss Hartenfels
Schloßstraße 27
04860 Torgau

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Schloßstraße 27
04860 Torgau

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