Peter van Dijk: New organs at Gouda and at Soestby Peter van Dijk |Het ORGEL |Year 95 |(1999) |Issue 4
Peter van Dijk &
Rogér van Dijk ‘New organs at Gouda and at Soest’
het ORGEL 95 (1999), nr. 1, 25-28 [summary]
On 29 November 1997 the Nijsse organ in DeOpen 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 onana-lyses of the Hoofdwerk’ of 18th-century Dutch organs. Manual I represents the Diapasonchorus of such a ‘Hoofdwerk’, Manual II the flute stops. The Pedal stops are transmittedfrom Manual I. The balance between the stops is convincing, the speech of the diapasonssomewhat unclear. The Werckmeister III-tempe-rament is nicely modified. The front isfunctional, though not very remarkable. The Van der Putten & Veger organ at Gouda isdesigned to accompany choirs, other instruments and congregational singing. To makedirecting and teaching easier, the organ was designed with a free-standing console. Theorgan sounds clear; polyphony can be followed clearly. The front of the organ, designed bythe organ builders and architect Wim S. Ros, gives the instrument quite an originalaspect.
The organ at Gouda