Scheibe Organ in the St. Nicholas Church in Zschortau

Short facts

On 7 August 1746, J.S Bach tested the organ and found "everything to be proficiently, diligently and robustly built"

Johann Scheibe (around 1675 - 1748), likely born in Zschortau, was the University master organ builder in Leipzig from 1710 until his death in 1748. From 1744 - 1746, he was commissioned by patron Heinrich August Sahrer von Sahr to construct the organ in Zschortau. I/13 On 7 August 1746, J.S Bach tested the organ and found "everything to be proficiently, diligently and robustly built" In 1870, the organ was relocated to a second gallery and expanded with a second division. In 1954, the second gallery was removed again and the organ was put back to its original place. In 2000, a foundational restoration and reconstruction to its original form were completed.
Text: Klaus Gernhardt

Specification stop list

Console (C,D-c´´´)

1 Quinta Thoen 16´
2 Principal 8´
3 Grob Gedackt 8´
4 Viol di Gamba Baß 8´
5 Viol di Gamba Diskant 8´
6 Octav 4´
7 Fleute douce 4´
8 Hohl Floet Baß 3´
9 Hohl Floet Diskant 3´
10 Oktav 2´
11 Super Octava 1´
12 Mixtur

Pedal (C, D-c´)

13 Sub Baß 16´
14 Violon 8´
15 Posaunen Baß 16´

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Scheibe Organ in the St. Nicholas Church in Zschortau
Lindenstraße
04519 Rackwitz
Deutschland

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