Organ Hunting in West Sweden
A Documentation Project by
Göteborg International Organ Academy
ORGAN HUNTING IN WEST SWEDEN
During 2019-2021, the Organ Academy carried out the project Swedish 18th century organs, which presents a selection of Sweden’s best-preserved organs from the 18th century in an open database. As a follow-up to this project, Organ Hunting in West Sweden is now launched, where each instrument is presented with newly recorded video and audio documentation, music examples by and with the organist Sietze de Vries from Groningen in the Netherlands and presentations with organ consultant Jan H Börjesson.
Sweden boasts an internationally unique treasure of preserved organs. These constitute an important, but relatively unknown cultural heritage. The project aims to make this cultural heritage accessible via audio files and video walk-throughs of the organs.
The overall goal of the project is to publish on the internet an openly available set of presentations of a selection of West Swedish organs in Västra Götaland, where the instruments are presented with sound and moving images. The project is a part of West Sweden Organ Vision and made possible by a grant from the Västra Götaland region.
Pehr Zacharias Strand 1826 - Stafsinge Church
The organ in Stafsinge church, Halland, was first built for Christinae Church's German congregation in Gothenburg in 1788 by Johan Everhardt Senior from Skara. Thorough rebuild by Per Zacharias Strand 1826, sold to Stafsinge parish 1864, thorough rebuild by Salomon Molander 1896, rebuild by Magnusson's organ factory 1927, renovation by H Lindegren 1936, restoration by Magnussons Orgelbyggeri AB 1976, and restoration by Ålem's organ workshop 2017
Thorsell & Erikson 1899 - Vinberg Church
The organ in Vinberg church, Halland, was built in 1899 by Thorsell & Erikson.
Specification changed by Tostareds kyrkorgelfabrik 1964.
Restored to original state by Ålems Orgelverkstad 2004.
Man II: Violinprincipal 8´, Rörflöjt 8´, Salicional 8´, Flûte octaviante 4´,
Pedal: Subbas 16´, Violoncelle 8´, Oktava 4´, Basun 16´
Built in 1917 by Eskil Lundén, Gothenburg. The façade was built by Salomon Molander in 1901 and originally housed the Molander organ from the old church. Many parts were reused in 1917. New specifikation in 1959 by Lindegrens Orgelbyggeri. Restored to original state in 2016 by Tostareds Kyrkorgelfabrik.
Man I: Principal 16' (1917/2016) Borduna 16' Principal 8' Gamba 8' (1917/2016) Dolce 8' Flûte Harmonique 8' Gedakt 8' Oktava 4' Rörflöjt 4' Oktava 2' Cornett 4 ch Trumpet 16' (2016) Trumpet 8'
Man II: Gedakt 16' Vox Retusa 8' Konsertflöjt 8' Rörflöjt 8' Violin 8' (1917/2016) Salicional 8' Voix Celeste 8' (1917/2016) Principal 4' Flûte Octaviante 4' Waldflöjt 2' (2016) Corno 8' (2016) Euphone 8'
Pedal: Violon 16' Subbas 16' Kvinta 10 2/3' Violoncell 8' (1917/2016) Borduna 8' Oktava 4' Basun 16'