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Organ Parts Info

PostFri Mar 11, 2022 6:25 pm

Has anyone ordered parts from the Hungarian firm www.organparts.info? The actual company name is Pécs Organ Manufactory.

Feel free to message me directly to tell me or your experience. I'm considering ordering a pedalboard from them.

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Re: Organ Parts Info

PostFri Mar 11, 2022 9:02 pm

I don’t have any direct experience, but the Pecs Organ Manufactory is Hungary’s biggest organ builder. They have completed scores of complete organ projects, among them collaborating on constructing the main organ of the Palace of Arts Budapest. I would think their product is as good as any produced by a professional organ builder.
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Re: Organ Parts Info

PostSun Aug 06, 2023 1:10 pm

Further to Larason2's comment:
Indeed, that company did build the Palace of Arts instrument I believe in association with Mühleisen, which I believe may be an Austrian builder. I have played that organ during a visit to Hungary. (The sample set is available from Czaba Huzty).
I think I recall that Pecsi also played a part in the revovation of the Saint Mattyas organ, and I remember the stop switch panel had their name on them.
So if you could get those switches I'm sure they's be good.

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Re: Organ Parts Info

PostMon Aug 14, 2023 2:30 pm

Actually Mühleisen is a French organ manufacturer - from Alsace, hence the German-sounding name -

https://www.muhleisen.fr/en/

Not sure they have worked on the Palace of Arts instrument though, it is not mentioned on their website… :oops:
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Re: Organ Parts Info

PostMon Aug 14, 2023 2:44 pm

Actually there are two Mühleisen companies, one in France (Alsace) and one in Leonberg, Germany (Orgelbau Mühleisen. The latter one actually has built the organ in Budapest together with the Pecsi company.
The history of the two companies is quite interesting, as they both had their origins with the Weigle company. Ernest Mühleisen, the founder of the french company, had worked for Weigle until he started his own company in 1941. His brother at that time was the shop leader of the Weigle company. When Weigle closed down in 1985, his son Konrad, still working for Weigle at that time, started the german Mühleisen company in Leonberg.
Both are known for very high quality instruments.
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Re: Organ Parts Info

PostTue Aug 15, 2023 5:07 am

Pat17 Not sure they have worked on the Palace of Arts instrument though, it is not mentioned on their website…

Pat: From the Inspired accoustics website:
"Palace of Arts Budapest (PAB) Pipe Organ Samples is a fully playable, freely configurable, intuitively manageable and MIDI-controllable virtual pipe organ, delivering the authentic sound of the 92-stop Pécsi-Mühleisen pipe organ of the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall of the Palace of Arts, Budapest, ..."
I've had the Gravissimo version of this organ for some time, and visited & played it twice.

MikeDC » Sat 12th Mar, 2022 12:25 am
Has anyone ordered parts from the Hungarian firm http://www.organparts.info? The actual company name is Pécs Organ Manufactory.

Incidentally, I mentioned the St. Mattias church as well: I visited and played that organ a few years ago - it is worth a visit as since restoration it really does sound very good indeed. I noted the large panel of illuminated stop switches: they did resemble the Mühleisen designs: they looked good, but are not of a traditional design.

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Re: Organ Parts Info

PostSun Aug 20, 2023 12:10 pm

ReinerS wrote:Actually there are two Mühleisen companies, one in France (Alsace) and one in Leonberg, Germany (Orgelbau Mühleisen. The latter one actually has built the organ in Budapest together with the Pecsi company.
The history of the two companies is quite interesting, as they both had their origins with the Weigle company. Ernest Mühleisen, the founder of the french company, had worked for Weigle until he started his own company in 1941. His brother at that time was the shop leader of the Weigle company. When Weigle closed down in 1985, his son Konrad, still working for Weigle at that time, started the german Mühleisen company in Leonberg.
Both are known for very high quality instruments.


Thanks Reiner and sorry Kenneth for my incorrect statement.

Another Silberman story then, excepted the German and French brands were founded by two different branches of the same family…

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