Jan Pieter Karman: The Flentrop organ in the Grote Kerk at Doetinchemby Jan Pieter Karman |Het ORGEL |Year 95 |(1999) |Issue 16
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 theGrote Kerk at Doetinchem, with its Morlet organ from 1610, was destroyed. In 1952, DirkAndries Flentrop built a new instrument; Lambert Erné was the consultant. The organrepresents a milestone in Flentrops oeuvre: it was one of the first of hisinstruments with a clear Werkprinzip-structure (with free-standing pedaltowers), solid woodwork and pipe shades. It is remarkable that the Rugwerk can not becoupled to the Pedal; but the Bovenwerk can be, and this provides the Pedal with some softstops. Against Ernés wishes, the organ got a relatively mild tonal character . Theinstrument is preserved in its original state.