The work of the organ makers Brammertz and Gilman in the Netherlands and how their instruments were used. Part2 : technique & style, extant instruments, use of the organs

by Frans Jespers | Photo's: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed | Het ORGEL | Year 116 | (2020) | Issue 2

The organ makers Brammertz and Gilman, based in Kornelimünster, were very active between 1700 and 1790.  In part 1 their work in present-day Netherlands was extensively described.  In part 2 their technical manner of working is described, followed by a description of their synthesis of the Rheinland and Liège organ styles.   Six of their extant instruments in the Netherlands are described.  Finally, an analysis of the list of registration suggestions, by the organ makers themselves, leads to a lively impression of the performance style of the time.


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