|Jan Pieter Karman||The Flentrop organ
in the Grote Kerk at Doetinchem
het ORGEL 95 (1999), nr. 4, x-x [summary]
On 21 March, 1945 the Grote Kerk at Doetinchem, with its Morlet organ from 1610, was destroyed. In 1952, Dirk Andries Flentrop built a new instrument; Lambert Erné was the consultant. The organ represents a milestone in Flentrops oeuvre: it was one of the first of his instruments with a clear Werkprinzip-structure (with free-standing pedal towers), solid woodwork and pipe shades. It is remarkable that the Rugwerk can not be coupled to the Pedal; but the Bovenwerk can be, and this provides the Pedal with some soft stops. Against Ernés wishes, the organ got a relatively mild tonal character . The instrument is preserved in its original state.