Rühlmann organ in the town church of St. Peter and Paul Delitzsch

Short facts

The Rühlmann organ with its richly decorated neo-Gothic case found its place in St. Peter and Paul's Church in 1890.

The construction of the Gothic brick church "St. Peter and Paul" began as early as 1404, when the foundation walls for the choir and the sacristy were laid. It was built on top of the previous building, which possibly dates from the end of the 12th or the beginning of the 13th century. The present church was completed in 1491 and only restored in 1888-1890. Along with this, a new organ with a richly decorated neo-Gothic case was built in 1889 by the Rühlmann company from Zörbig.

A longer phase of neglect followed in the 1950s, and the organ was played for the last time in 1959. Due to the poor structural condition, the end of the town church is threatened. Consideration was given to renting the church out as a large garage. In 1963, the first restorations began. In 1982, the organ was still described by experts as "not worth repairing". Thanks to the then cantor and the organ builder Bernd Barthels, the organ was repaired in April 1989. In 1999 it was cleaned and since 2002 the gradual reconstruction has been taking place.


Main organ (C - f3)
Hollow flute8′
Flûte harmonique4′
Mixture IV4′
Cornet III2 2⁄3′

Upper movement (C - f3)
Lieblich Gedackt16′
Violin principale8′
Double flute8′
Flûte traversiere8′
Flauto amabile4′
Rauschquinte2 2⁄3′+2′

Schwellwerk (C - f3)
Flute principal8′
Lieblich Gedackt8′
Viola d'amour8′
Vox coelestis8′
Flûte traversiere4′

Pedal (C - f1)
Principal bass16′
Sub bass16′
Quint bass10 2⁄3′
Octave bass8′
Gedackt bass8′

Source: Kirchengemeinde Delitzsch, Wikipedia.org

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Rühlmann organ in the town church of St. Peter and Paul Delitzsch
04509 Delitzsch

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Phone: +49 (0)34202 989637

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Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Delitzsch
Schloßstraße 6
04509 Delitzsch

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Phone: +49 (0)34202 53179
Website: www.kirchengemeinde-delitzsch.de

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