The 15th-century organ in the Andreaskirche in Ostönnen (Germany)

by Léon Berben & Koos van de Linde | Het ORGEL | Year 115 | (2019) | Issue 4

Foto: Aeolus Music

The organ in the St.-Andreaskirche in Ostönnen (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) challenges the imagination, not least due to the great age of the instrument.  This 15th-century organ gives information about organ building in that time.  Moreover the instrument ‘tells’ us how people treated this valuable cultural inheritance in the following centuries.  Léon Berben, titular organist of the organ, and Koos van de Linde, consultant during the last restoration, treat both aspects in the article.