Protestant Church Lauenstein

Protestant Church Lauenstein

builder: Gotthelf Friedrich Jehmlich
construction year: 1818 (opus 3) / 2005 (opus 1154)
reconstruction: Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden GmbH
action: mechanical
system of chest: slider chest

 

specification:

   
I. GREAT ORGAN C-f'''   II. HINTERWERK C-f'''
1. Bordun
16'
  10. Gedackt
8'
2. Prinzipal
8'
  11. Rohrfloete
4'
3. Rohrfloete
8'
  12. Nassat
3'
4. Octave
4'
  13. Flöte
2'
5. Spitzfloete
4'
  14. Siffloete
1'`
6. Quinte
2 2/3'
  15. Cimbel
II
7. Octave
2'
   
8. Cornett
IV
   
9. Mixtur
IV
   
 
   
PEDAL C-d'
  COUPLERS AND REGISTRATION AID
16. Prinzipalbass
16'
  manual shift coupler II/I
17. Sub-Bass
16'
  pedal coupler I/P
18. Octaven-Bass
8'
  bellows signal
19. Posaunen-Bass
16'
  cut-out ventil for I. and II.
      manual and pedal  
         
      pitch level: 440 Hz by 18°C
      equal temperament

 

Unfortunately, in the night of 21 to 22 July 2003 the Lauenstein-organ burned down.
Due to the importance of this instrument for the saxon organ building history of the 19th century, it was decided to reconstruct the organ with the possibly biggest amount of original organ parts which survived the fire.
The reconstruction will be finalized in the year 2005.

 

Article from the Newspaper "Sächsische Zeitung" dated 23 July 2003:

About the organ history

The organ from 1818 in the protestant church in Lauenstein was the first Jehmlich-Organ in Saxony. The town's chronicle says: "The Organ is a donation by Johann Daniel Klähn. After his death in 1810 the organ was built from the organ builder Jehmlich in Dresden as his first masterpiece with two manuals and 19 speaking stops, by which he built up his good reputation. The organ cost 1390 Thaler and was consecrated on the 23rd of January 1819. The organ was restored, painted and provided with a case in 1896 by the master's descendants." In the course of the church's restoration in 1896 the organ was shifted backwards by 1,1 m and the bellows were turned by 90° in order to get more room on the gallery. Another necessary restoration has also been carried out by Jehmlich-Orgelbau in the year 2000.

 

Photo's from the reconstruction of the organ in our workshop by using all original organ parts

casting the plain metal making of front pipes

restorated pedal rollerboard

Reconstruction of manual rollerboards Reconstruction of the manual windchests

Restorated pedal windchest

Striking the iron parts Restored iron parts

Assembling the organ in our workshop bellow rack

Assembling the organ in our workshop

manuals Adjusting the mechanics

Installing Adjusting the mechanics

colleagues

 

 

Please find further information on our german page Evang. Stadtkirche zu Lauenstein.