Serrig – De

The Serrig organ, built in 1972 by E.F. Walcker & Cie in Ludwigsburg, appears in the neo-baroque style with a plain cubic encasement.

The Great Organ is located in the center of the main building, flanked by the Pedal towers. The Rückpositif projects over the gallery rail, and right behind it, invisible to the viewer, stands the detached console. Between the console and the Great Organ, some room remains case for the choir.

The pipework, once it had been removed, unveiled many a surprise. Besides the usual plywood pipes, a subbase 16’ made of massive oak came to light. Or labial brass pipes, without the usual lengthwise pipe seams, as well as shallots of reed pipes with square cross sections.

A true rarity is the reed voice Musette (Engl. bag pipe). While relatively unknown in Germany, it is mentioned in French organ construction. Dom Bedos (1709-1779) included an image on page 18 of his famous book.

Audio sample: – Stephan Thinnes playing the organ

Prelude and Fugue in C-major (BWV 547) – Johann Seb. Bach (1685-1750) 9:59 min

Noël en Musette – Jean-J. Charpentier (1734-1796) 1:57 min


I. Rückpositiv C-g3 II. Great Organ C-g3 Pedal Organ C-f1
Metallgedackt Prinzipal Subbaß 16´
Rohrflöte Koppelflöte Oktave
Prinzipal Oktave Koppelflöte
Sifflöte 1 1/3´ Gemshorn Hohlpfeife
Zimbel 3-fach Sesquialter 2-fach Fagott 16´
Musette Schweizerpfeife
Tremulant Mixtur 4-5 fach 1 1/3´

Slider chests, mechanical key action, electro-pneumatic stop action with slider motors
Couplers: II/I – I/P – II/P
2 free combinations, 2 fixed combinations