An organ from Amsterdam in Friedrichstad by Auke H. Vlagsma

by Auke H. Vlagsma | Het ORGEL | Year 105 | (2009) | Issue 4

Auke H. Vlagsma An organ from Amsterdam in Friedrichstad
Het ORGEL 104 (2009), nr. 4, 16-21 [summary]

On 18 April, 1692, the Amsterdam organist Willem de Munt sold an organ to the Remonstrant congregation of Friedrichstadt in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). This city was established in the first half of the 17th century when Remonstrants from The Netherlands sought and found refuge in the duchy of Friedrich III. The organ from Amsterdam ended up in the Remonstrant church, which had been finished in 1626. Church and organ were destroyed in 1850. A drawing of the façade from 1826 is extant, but it has not been possible to discover the name of the builder.