The Specification of the Cathedral Organ

Merseburg, Germany


Organ History
1629Built
1698Enlarged
1853Rebuilt & enlarged by Ladegast
Status
Unkown
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

I. Hauptwerk (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Sub-Bourdon32'(to tenor c key, CCC pipe)
2.Principal16'English tin.
3.Bourdon16'wood.
4.Principal8'tin.
5.Doppel Gedact8'wood.
6.Gamba8'tin.
7.Hohlflote8'wood.
8.Gemshorn8'tin.
9.Quint Gedact5 1/3'tin.
10.Octave4'tin.
11.Gedact4'metal.
12.Gemshorn4'metal.
13.Quint2 2/3'metal.
14.Octave2'metal.
15.DoubletteII [8-15]  
16.MixtureIV 
17.ScharfIV 
18.CornetIII-V 
19.Fagotto16' 
20.Trompette8' 
II. Oberwerk (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
21.Quintaton16'metal.
22.Principal8'tin.
23.Rohrflote8'tin.
24.Gamba8'tin.
25.Gedact8'tin.
26.Flauto Amabile8'wood.
27.Octave4'metal.
28.Rohrflote4'metal.
29.Spitzflote4'wood.
30.Quint2 2/3'metal.
31.Waldflote2'metal.
32.Terz1 3/5'metal.
33.Sifflote1'metal.
34.MixtureIV 
35.Schalmey8'metal.
36.Stahlspiel  
III. Rückpositiv (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
37.Bourdon16'wood.
38.Principal8'English tin.
39.Flauto Traverso8'wood.
40.Quintaton8'metal.
41.Fugara8'tin.
42.Octave4'metal.
43.Gedact4'metal.
44.Octave2'metal.
45.MixtureIV 
46.CornettII-V 
47.Oboe8' 
IV. Brustwerk (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
48.Lieblich Gedact16'wood.
49.Geigen Principal8'tin.
50.Lieblich Gedact8'wood.
51.Salicional8' 
52.Flauto Dolce8'wood.
53.Unda MarisII tin (8') 
54.Octave4'tin.
55.Zartflote4'wood.
56.Salicional4'metal.
57.Nasat2 2/3'metal.
58.Octave2'metal.
59.CymbaleIII 
60.Progressiv-HarmonicaII-IV 
61.Æoline16' 
Pedal (Tracker - CC-f 30 notes)
62.Untersatz32'wood.
63.Principal16'English tin.
64.Sub-bass16' 
65.Violon Bass16' 
66.Salicet Bass16' 
67.Grossnasat10 2/3' 
68.Principal8' 
69.Bass-flote8' 
70.Violoncello8' 
71.Terz6 2/5'metal.
72.Rohr Quint5 1/3'metal.
73.Octave4'metal.
74.Flote4'wood.
75.Scharf-flote4'metal.
76.MixtureIV 
77.CornettIV 
78.Posaune32' 
79.Posaune16' 
80.Dulcian16' 
81.Trompette8' 
Accessories
Cymbelstern



List of Organists
-1698Friedrich Alberti (1642-1710)
1848David H. Engel (1816-1877)
Valentin Hausmann (1678-)

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