|Peter van Dijk &
Rogér van Dijk
|'New organs at Gouda and at
het ORGEL 95 (1999), nr. 1, 25-28 [summary]
On 29 November 1997 the Nijsse organ in De Open Hof (a church) at Soest was inaugurated, on 18 September 1998 the Van der Putten & Veger organ in De Driestar (a school) at Gouda. Jean Telder was consultant in Soest, Jaap den Hertog in Gouda. The specification of the Nijsse organ at Soest is based on ana-lyses of the Hoofdwerk' of 18th-century Dutch organs. Manual I represents the Diapason chorus of such a 'Hoofdwerk', Manual II the flute stops. The Pedal stops are transmitted from Manual I. The balance between the stops is convincing, the speech of the diapasons somewhat unclear. The Werckmeister III-tempe-rament is nicely modified. The front is functional, though not very remarkable. The Van der Putten & Veger organ at Gouda is designed to accompany choirs, other instruments and congregational singing. To make directing and teaching easier, the organ was designed with a free-standing console. The organ sounds clear; polyphony can be followed clearly. The front of the organ, designed by the organ builders and architect Wim S. Ros, gives the instrument quite an original aspect.
The organ at Gouda