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15th century organ found between walls; sample set coming

PostWed Apr 01, 2020 1:36 pm

A 15th century Gothic style organ has been found totally intact and in original condition and amazingly good state of preservation.

The church tower and the church were separated before 1600 and when the two were joined, the old organ was shoved to the new backwall, but in 1784 a new organ was installed and brought more forward. They decided to preserve the old organ and not take it down by sandwiching it between the 1600 wall and the 1784 wall, totally hermetically sealing the Gothic organ.

Since this gothic organ's flat cases do not have much depth, and since there were no church archives to speak of, it was always thought that the new wall behind the organ was quite thick, and there could be nothing of importance between these two walls. Nobody cared to think or explore otherwise.

A recent slight earthquake revealed a slight crack in that wall, and the current organist looked through it with a flashllght, and to his absolute amazement saw something that caught his attention: "There is something behind this wall !".

The rest is history. A large opening was made in the wall and the organ carefully dismantled and totally restored. The organ will be placed on the partition separating the choir from the nave. The current late 19th choir organ of modest size on that spot will be placed on the church floor in a large side chapel.

As part of the documentation process, the organ will also be sampled and permission has been granted to make it also available as a Hauptwerk sample set.

This is all I know for the moment; more will be revealed later. The church is currently closed for earthquake repairs.
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PostWed Apr 01, 2020 2:55 pm

Thanks for the beautiful story! The organist was Mr. Ekoja and it happened in the town of Aprilone.
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PostWed Apr 01, 2020 11:55 pm

Fascinating! Is there anywhere we can read more about this and maybe see some pictures?
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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 3:16 am

What is most surprising is these extraordinary discoveries are always uncovered the very same time of the year...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11736&p=86481&hilit=15th+century#p86471

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Re: 15th century organ found between walls; sample set comi

PostThu Apr 02, 2020 6:45 am

pat17 wrote:What is most surprising is these extraordinary discoveries are always uncovered the very same time of the year...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11736&p=86481&hilit=15th+century#p86471

:mrgreen:


Indeed, I have special powers of special discovery on this special date...need I say more?
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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 11:11 am

Hello Adri

Another exiting discovery !
What will be discovered next year same time.?
I heard on the news that they discovered the sunken Nautilus with his magnificent organ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W588IBUxn3Y
That would be awesome if they could restore it and make a sample set of this organ.
I guess we have to wait another year minus one day :wink:

Regards Jan
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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 11:13 am

Damnit. I let my guard down for a second...
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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 12:47 pm

I think it is 1 april Joke.
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PostThu Apr 02, 2020 5:07 pm

Coos Blokhuis wrote:I think it is 1 april Joke.


You're sure? :D
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PostFri Apr 03, 2020 6:52 am

Yes, because Google Earth says: Aprilone does not excist.
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PostFri Apr 03, 2020 7:40 am

My calendar says that that date was the 13th of Germinal in the year of the Republic CCXXVIII. I don't know what kind of crazy calendar you all are using.
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Re: 15th century organ found between walls; sample set comi

PostFri Apr 03, 2020 9:15 am

Tweedle_Dee wrote:Damnit. I let my guard down for a second...


So, I got you. :D

But I wish this story was true. :lol:
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PostFri Apr 03, 2020 12:22 pm

gecko wrote:My calendar says that that date was the 13th of Germinal in the year of the Republic CCXXVIII. I don't know what kind of crazy calendar you all are using.


Are you actually refering to the 7 Shaaban 1441? :mrgreen:

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