Organ Works

Hamburg, St. Michaelis

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach-Organ | II/13 | 2010 | Opus 996

The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach-Organ was placed on the upper part of the south gallery as a replacement for the Grollman organ of 1960, which stood in the passageway between sacristy and altar, and which was to be removed for liturgical reasons.
It forms a contrasting pendant to the Concert Organ on the north side. Its shape owes something to the rounded architectural form of its opposite number, but is narrower in outline. This also defines its tonal character, slender and chamber music-like in contrast to the broad, fundamental sound of the Concert Organ.
It is not connected in any way to the other organs, being dedicated to the performance of music from around 1750 and tuned in an appropriate temperament. The tonal scheme does not follow any particular style, but was conceived to suit to a variety of geographical schools of organ music.
On the technical side, the key actions are constructed on classical lines, giving the player the lively, readily ornamented response demanded by renaissance and early barock keyboard music. Separate bellows are provided for manual and pedal, giving a living wind supply appropriate to the registration chosen by the player.


I. Hauptwerk C-g3

  1. Principal 8'
  2. Holzflöte 8'
  3. Octave 4'
  4. Traversflöte 4'
  5. Octave 2'
  6. Quinte 1 1/3'

II. Oberwerk C-g3

  1. Gedackt 8'
  2. Rohrflöte 4'
  3. Nazard 2 2/3'
  4. Flöte 2'
  5. Dulcian 8'

Pedal C-f1

  1. Subbaß 16'
  2. Offenbaß 8'