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One of Europe's ancient order this was not some flux of historical and musical in the performance of music composed by one of its kind. One of civilized man's definitions of Rock Creek Park. Word away with the OS when you're almost at every state bias where we all were leveled to the ground make way for New Jersey public buildings businesses walk my way home long before I was going to photos or with seemingly no regard for their national historical or cultural importance.
Fortunately the opposite seems to be true in most European countries. There are all encompassing laws rigidly enforced protective structures of all kinds. Buildings which because of their age and long association with the life of the country have become part of the national heritage of the land in turn. I'm not at all surprising way these have become magnets of tremendous power attracting tourists by the millions. But of even greater significance is the inestimable value of these buildings and their contents to the scholar who would understand the culture of the past so that he might perceive the significance of events today and be prepared for the dawn of tomorrow. It's no accident that the great organ of the 17th century in the U.S. Jacoby church in Hamburg Germany still exists in virtually its original form. Rather it is by design the result of at least two events which although planned
and carried out with considerable skill border on the miraculous. Late in World War One about one thousand thirteen thousand nine hundred fourteen the German army requisition a large and valuable tin pipes of the organ although they were extremely difficult to duplicate. These ranks were rebuilt to original specifications and replaced. During World War Two by one of those strange intuitions of impending danger. The entire organ was carefully dismantled and hidden away. Subsequently St. Jacoby's was very badly damaged. But on Sunday January 29 one thousand sixty one the original seventeenth century organ was rededicated that work having been carefully carried out by the firm of Kemper in Hamburg. The organising Jacoby's church was built by are generally regarded as the greatest of the Baroque organ builders if not one of the greatest organ builders of all time. Certainly that was the
most international of the builders of his time. His instruments are found not only in Germany chiefly North Germany but also in Holland England faraway Spain and even remote Russia. That girl was born in sixteen forty eight in the county of old inboard. He died in Homburg nine felt in 1728. His date's Sixteen forty eight to seventeen twenty coincide for his manhood thirty five years with those of the greatest organist of the time Johann Sebastian Bach. Born in sixteen 85 and dying in 1758. The organs in the churches of aren't stopped in your house and Weimar Go-To and lights over which Bach resided with considerable distinction no longer exist but the organ of St. Jacoby's in Homburg has been preserved for us as it was when it enchanted the young Bach would come to audition for the post of organist and choir master the good burghers turned him down but only three
years later he went to the Thomas care to invite sig where he created more monumental organ compositions and a stupendous quantity of incomparable sacred choral music. The organist too won out over the youthful Bach and who served St. Jacoby at the same time has long since been forgotten. The unique beauty of this baroque organ was not truly rediscovered until the second decade of the 20th century. This was not a period in which a different conception of tone called romantic but about run it's course fish that are organ and saying to Kobe's was the subject of an organ symposium in one thousand twenty five in which time any German organist sent the famous organ teachers and recital lists going to Rahman and Carl participated. The changing taste in organ tonal design which is now in turn about run its course dates from this symposium. Stick your skill as an organ builder remains unchallenged to this day as was customary in those times he began his profession with an apprenticeship
as carpenter and wood carver. Many organ historians credit him with major interest and concern reflecting the mechanical portions of the organ which may be true but it's also true that this was a general concern of all organ builders during the Baroque period. Undoubtedly there was at least equally concerned with the tonal aspect of his instruments. The scene Jacoby organ typifies the art of organ building in northern Germany among instruments surviving from this epoch which is the largest and by far the most important. It took four years to build and it was not finished until 16 93. It has 67 stops distributed between four manuals and pedals. There's a total of three thousand five hundred planks. Connector took the oldest pipes for his new instrument from an organ built for Saint Jacoby's between the years 15 12 and 15 16 constant improvements had been made on this original organ for one hundred seventy five years and 60 93 when she erected his monumental instrument.
Each of the four manuals bears the trademark with a tone complete chorus effect. The great power of the full organ is achieved with a six to eight rank mixture is employed. And the special note of the 16 foot principle forming the basis for the chorus on the great manual and the thirty foot pedal principle. In 1959 the aging Albert Schweitzer visited Saint Jacoby's and asked the organist Hanks Wunderlich to play some of Johann Sebastian Bach compositions for him. The organist obliged with the extended part or variations on the tune Zagat grist. Incidentally this composition is a perfect vehicle for displaying the wide variety of solo stops and combinations as well as the numerous ensembles possible on this large instrument. Hinds ventilate the incumbent organist to St Jacoby's church in Hamburg Germany. When I perform this Partita of Johann Sebastian Bach based on that Dylan grist Hail to the beloved Jesus.
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instruments a regular during the period from the Middle Ages and gather with the spot in which they are close to the boat by men who are their contemporaries. Today's thought was recorded in a city Jacoby's church in Germany instead was played by organized Hines Wunderlich incumbent organist FC to Kobe's was built and erected by the most famous and with knowledge of the German folk for the art for a manual at that or the 67 stops running for the principal at 0 6 0. Live pictures of my instrument includes pipes from the original organising dating from 15. Well the burials for these broadcasts of recordings by members of the European Broadcasting your new program being supplied by the North German radio program was prepared and written by how well it produced at the University of Michigan. Speaking like this
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Ancient European organs
St. Jacobi
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University of Michigan
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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This program features recordings of the organ at St. Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany. Performances include works by Bach.
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Recordings of noted organs at various locations throughout Europe.
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Host: Fidell, S. A. (Sanford A.)
Performer: Wunderlich, Heinz
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
Writer: Welliver, Harry B., 1910-2005
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-7-11 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:50
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