The disposition collection of Lucas Willem Boogert

The disposition collection of Lucas Willem Boogert

The author discovered the hitherto unknown collection of dispositions that Lucas Willem Boogert made between 1949 and 1959. He wrote an extensive article which can be downloaded from the website of Het Orgel www.hetorgel.nl/dispositieverzameling_boogert.pdf In number...
In memoriam Gerrit Stulp (1935-2019)

In memoriam Gerrit Stulp (1935-2019)

On 6 April, 2019, the organist, music teacher, conductor and composer Gerrit Stulp died in Leeuwarden at the age of 83. In this article his life and work are discussed. He was nationally known primarily through his chorale settings. In 1995 Boeijenga published his...
In memoriam André Verwoerd

In memoriam André Verwoerd

Andries (André) Verwoerd died on Sunday the 9th of December, 2018. He was born in the north part of Rotterdam, the city where he lived his whole life. He was associated as church organist with the Bethelkerk, the Grote Kerk in Overschie, the Prinsekerk, and the...
In memoriam Gerrit Klop

In memoriam Gerrit Klop

Gerrit Klop died on 5 December, 2018. Visionary craftsman and as instrument maker very much at the center of the stormy development of historically oriented performance practice, which arose in the 2nd half of the previous century: so might one best characterize...
Life and work of the organ maker Albert Kiespenning

Life and work of the organ maker Albert Kiespenning

On 9 March, 2018, the organ in the Grote Kerk (St.-Janskerk) in Wijk bij Duurstede was reïnaugurated after a restoration by Orgelmakers Van Vulpen of Utrecht. The instrument is now tuned in mean-tone. It was built about 1615 by Albert Kiespenning. The restoration is a...
A future for organ culture

A future for organ culture

The article discusses the question of what is needed to guarantee the future of organ culture. Does the organ have a chance of survival without the religious (Christian) context? Introducing cosmetic innovations is insufficient to guarantee the continuation of secular...
Why and how we restore organs by Robert Helder

Why and how we restore organs by Robert Helder

ArticlesRobert Helder Why and how we restore organsHet ORGEL 114 (2018), nr. 4, 23-29 [summary] This article discusses the goals with which monumental organs are restored and the relevant criteria. Already in 1931 an international congress of architects and engineers...
In memoriam Piet Kee by Jos van der Kooy

In memoriam Piet Kee by Jos van der Kooy

ArticlesJos van der Kooy In memoriam Piet KeeHet ORGEL 114 (2018), nr. 4, 30-33 [summary] The organist/composer Piet Kee passed away on 25 May, 2018. He saw himself as musician, or even better as artist, with a great passion for composing, making music, teaching,...
In memoriam Herman van Vliet by Evan Bogerd

In memoriam Herman van Vliet by Evan Bogerd

ArticlesEvan Bogerd In memoriam Herman van VlietHet ORGEL 114 (2018), nr. 4, 34-35 [summary] In 2011 Herman van Vliet stated in the Reformatorisch Dagblad that life was short and limited, and that to be able to carry out all his plans, he’d have to live till he was...
Developments in Bach interpretation by Reitze Smits

Developments in Bach interpretation by Reitze Smits

ArticlesReitze Smits Developments in Bach interpretationHet ORGEL 114 (2018), nr. 3, 14-21 [summary] There was attention for the original context of early music from the early 20th century. But historically based performance practice blossomed particularly in the...