Saturday, January 5, 2013

Musical Instruments: Organ - St. Mary's Church - Rostock, Germany

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Organ of St. Mary's Church
Rostock, Germany
Topic: Musical Instruments

GPS: N54° 05.350; E012° 08.329

Quick Description:

A huge Baroque organ is located in St. Mary's Church in the old Hanseatic City of Rostock

Long Description:

St. Mary's Church organ, the "Marienorgel" was designed by Paul Schmidt, Rostock's organ builder, and installed in 1770. It was rebuilt in 1793 by Ernst Max to correct faults in the wind system. In 1938, the organ was rebuilt again by the Sauer firm of Frankfurt on the Oder.

The organ contains 5,700 pipes and uses 83 stops contained within a magnificant Baroque façade. It is powered by electrical assisted pneumatics operated by four manuals and pedals.

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