Cornelis Rogier and his notebook Part 2

by Frans Jespers | Het ORGEL | Year 117 | (2021) | Issue 3

Bergen op Zoom, St.-Gertrudiskerk , Rogier-orgel Foto: Tjalling Roosjen

In the first part of this article a biographical sketch was presented, and the notes on organs were discussed.  Part 2 discusses some of Rogier’s new insights on organs, augmenting information in earlier publications, with special attention for his possible teacher, for the design of his cases, and for the painful conflict between the organ maker and his own church trustees.
Cabinet maker and organ builder Cornelis Rogier (1804-1885) worked during half a century in and around Bergen op Zoom.  In 1837 he began making notes in a notebook that he kept up to an very old age.  The Geschiedkundige Kring (historical club) of Bergen op Zoom published a book about Rogier and his notebook in 2016.  But the book gives little attention to the admit-tedly sparse notes about organs in that notebook.]