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...
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...
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...
The cabinet organ in the Domkerk in Utrecht by Peter van Dijk

The cabinet organ in the Domkerk in Utrecht by Peter van Dijk

ArticlesPeter van Dijk The cabinet organ in the Domkerk in UtrechtHet ORGEL 114 (2018), nr. 1, 4-11 [summary] The Domkerk in Utrecht has two instruments by Bätz. Besides the main organ (1831) there is a cabinet organ by Gideon Thomas Bätz. Since the 1960s the...