Episode 018 — Orgelbaumuseum

The Norrlanda organ, currently in a museum in Stockholm, is reckoned to be the oldest surviving organ fragments in the world. There is a working replica at the Orgelbaumuseum in Ostheim, Germany—a paradisiacal museum dedicated to the building of organs.

 

norrlanda-organ-facade

The original Norrlanda organ, in Stockholm.

norrlanda-organ-keyboard

The peculiar keyboard, with the B-flat key on the lower tier. The upper key in the middle is for releasing wind pressure.