Richter Organ in the Pomßen Fortified Church

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The acoustic concept still entirely reflects the style of a Renaissance organ.

Gottfried Richter (1643 - 1717) from Döbeln/Saxony was an organ manufacturer, Deputy Mayor and town judge. The construction of the Pomßen organ by G. Richter is documented in the text pertaining to the organ consecration sermon from Palm Sunday, 1671. With "short octave" and a mean-tone temperament, both the acoustic concept and the façade, entirely reflect the style of a Renaissance organ. I/12 In 1727, the cornet 2' reed stop was replaced by a viola bass 8'. During the restoration and reconstruction which took place between 2000 and 2006, the violin bass 8' was maintained on a separate wind chest. The 4 cuneiform bellows from 1696 behind the organ, originate from the castle church in Zwickau-Planitz.

Text: Klaus Gernhardt

Specification stop list

Console (C,D,E,G,A - c"')

1 Grobgedackt 8'
2 Principal 4'
3 Klein gedackt 4'
4 Nassat 3'
5 2-fold Sesquialtera
6 Octava 2'
7 3-fold mixture
8 2-fold Double Cymbal
9 Trumpet 8'

Pedal (C,D,E,F,G,A-c')

10 Sub-bass 16'
11 Trombone 16'
12 Viola bass 8' since 2006 in separate wind chest)
13 Cornet 2'

Names and writing style of registers and player aids (except for viola bass) are the "organ pregigt" of the Pomßen parish, Mag. Immanuel Weber from 1671.

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Richter Organ in the Pomßen Fortified Church
Hauptstraße 31
04668 Parthenstein

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Phone: +49 034293 / 2952 - 6
Fax: +49 034293 / 3466 - 2

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