Schmidt Organ in the Klinga Village Church

Short facts

The Schmidt Organ is an important counter piece to the style of organ coined by G. Silbermann in Saxony.

Christian Schmidt (1685 - after 1748) is listed as an Organ Manufacturer in Taucha, near Leipzig. He presumably received his training from his father, Andreas Schmidt (? - 1725). The contract for manufacturing the Klinga organ was concluded on 2 August 1743. I/12 Although it was modified in the 19th century, this organ remains an important counter piece to the style of organ coined by Gottfried Silbermann in Saxony. A dedicated conservation trust made it their task to reverse the partially necessary repairs and modifications, and to reconstruct the organ as authentically as possible when the church was closed.

Text: Klaus Gernhardt

Specification stop list

Console

1 Principal 4'
2 Gedackt 8'
3 Gambe 8'
4 Traverse Flauto 8', from c'
5 Gedackt 4'
6 Octave 2'
7 Quinte 1 1/2'
8 Sif flute 1'
9 3-fold mixture

Pedal

10 Sub-bass 16'
11 Violin bass 8'
12 Trombone bass 16'

Specification stop list from 1743/44

On the map

Schmidt Organ in the Klinga Village Church
Dorfstraße 31a
04668 Parthenstein
Deutschland

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Phone: +49 (0)34293 29493
Website: www.studia-instrumentorum.de/ORGEL

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