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’in front, English tin
3.Bourdon16’wood
4.Principal8’in front tin
5.Doppel Gedact8’wood
6.Gamba8’tin
7.Hohlflote8’wood
8.Gemshorn8’tin
9.Quint Gedact5 1/3tin
10.Octave4’tin
11.Gedact4’metal
12.Gemshorn4’metal
13.Quint2 2/3metal
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 2/3metal
31.Waldflote2’metal
32.Terz1 3/5metal
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 MarisIItin, 8’
54.Octave4’tin
55.Zartflote4’wood
56.Salicional4’metal
57.Nasat2 2/3metal
58.Octave2’metal
59.CymbaleIII 
60.Progressiv-HarmonicaII-IV 
61.Æoline16’ 
Pedal (Tracker - CC-f 30 notes)
62.Untersatz32’wood
63.Principal16’English tin, in front
64.Sub-bass16’ 
65.Violon Bass16’ 
66.Salicet Bass16’ 
67.Grossnasat10 2/3 
68.Principal8’ 
69.Bass-flote8’ 
70.Violoncello8’ 
71.Terz6 2/5metal
72.Rohr Quint5 1/3metal
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-)