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Schmeisser organ in St. Peter's Church

Short facts

There is evidence of organs in Rochlitz churches since the 16th century.

The Schmeisser organ-building company, which has been based in Rochlitz for over one hundred and thirty years, has built, rebuilt or maintained several instruments in four generations. This is also the case in the St. Petri church. It has a two-manual mechanical organ by Paul Schmeisser (1878-1902) from 1894, whose son Alfred Schmeisser completed the three-manual pneumatic organ in the Kunigundenkirche in 1920. Fortunately, both instruments have been thoroughly renovated in recent years.


1. Manual (C-f''') Hauptwerk
Bordun 16'
Principal 8'
Double Flute 8'
Viola di Gamba 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Octave 4'
Tapered Flute 4'
Quint 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Cornet 4-fold
Mixture 2'

2. Manual (C-f'') Oberwerk
Violin Principal 8'
Lieblich Gedackt 8'
Flute amabile 8'
Fugara 8'
Octave 4'
Flute dolce 4'
Quint 2 2/3'
Forest Flute 2'

Pedal (C-d')
Principal bass 16'
Sub bass 16'
Violone bass 16'
Octave bass 8'
Cello 8'
Trombone bass 16'

Playing aids/Auxiliary slides
Manual coupler II-I
Pedal coupler I
Locking valve

On the map

Schmeisser organ in St. Peter's Church
Sörnziger Weg 2
09306 Rochlitz

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Phone: +49 (0)3737 42524

Contact person

Ev.-Luth. Kirchgemeinde Rochlitz
Leipziger Str. 26
09306 Rochlitz

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Phone: +49 (0)3737 42524
Website: www.kirche-rochlitz-wechselburg.de

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