Episode 016 — Europaorgel

Of all the weird species spotted on this safari, there is none stranger than the Europaorgel—a crazy chimera of sounds from all the countries of Europe. Plus some outlandish mutations.

 

The Europaorgel "Felix Mendelssohn" at the Auferstehungskirche in Oberkassel, Düsseldorf

The Europaorgel “Felix Mendelssohn” at the Auferstehungskirche in Oberkassel, Düsseldorf

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Episode 014 — St. Andreas

In an attempt to satisfy his Captain-Ahab-esque obsession with finding the oldest organ in the world, Simon journeys to the St. Andreas church in Ostönnen.

 

St. Andreas organ facade

The gothic facade of the St. Andreas organ. Game of Thrones should film here.

Pipes in chest

A look at the innards.

St. Andreas roller board

A shot of the roller board during the restoration. Is there a hole right in the middle?

Drill holes in the windchest

The very first Mastermind board? Nope, it’s drill holes in the windchest. Not exactly modern precision but hey, it works.

Bellows at the Halberstadt cathedral

Bellows at the Halberstadt cathedral.