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Schmeisser organ in the Evang. church Wermsdorf

Short facts

In 1898, organ builder Schmeisser (1878-1902) from Rochlitz made a new organ, which is still in service today, after more than 100 years.

In 1715, the church received its first organ. Allegedly, it had previously stood in the Paulinerkirche in Leipzig. It was a small work. In 1897 it was so worm-eaten that it had to be taken down.

In 2001, the present organ was given a general overhaul by Paul Schmeisser. Many wooden parts had to be replaced. At the same time, two stops were rebuilt to improve the overall sound of the organ. All pipes in the facade were newly made. The extensive work was carried out by the company Bochmann from Kohren-Sahlis. The organ has 14 different stops distributed over two manuals and pedal. The largest pipe measures 2.50 metres and the smallest only a few millimetres.


I. Manual

Principal 8'
Double Flute 8'
Octave 4'
Gemshorn 4'
Nassat 2 2/3'
Octave 2'
Mixture 3-fold

II. Manual
Lieblich Gedackt 8'
Principal 4'
Flute 2'
Rauschpfeife 2f.

Subbass 16'
Principal Bass 8'
Cello 8'

Source: Orgelforum Sachsen, Website Wermsdorf

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Schmeisser organ in the Evang. church Wermsdorf
Clara-Zetkin-Str. 18
04779 Wermsdorf

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Phone: +49 (0)34364 52686
Website: www.kirche-oschatzer-land.de/gemeinde/kirchen-orte/detail/112/1/wermsdorf-kirche

Contact person

Ev.-Luth. Kirchgemeinde Oschatzer Land
Kirchplatz 2
04758 Oschatz

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Phone: +49 (0)3435 935530
Website: www.kirche-oschatzer-land.de

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