THE Gottfried silbermann ORGAN (1714)
Freiberg Cathedral

the GReat organ of Freiberg Cathedral

built by Gottfried silbermann, 1714

restored by Jehmlich 1981-83 and 2009/10

Albrecht Koch

GALLERY

C,D–c3

Gedackt 8

Prinzipal 4

Rohrflöt 4

Nassat 3

Octava 2

Tertia 1 3/5

Qvinta 1 1/2

Sufflöt 1

Mixtur III

 

C,D–c3

Bordun 16

Principal 8

Viola di Gamba 8

Rohrflöt 8

Octava 4

Qvinta 3

Super Octava 2

Tertia 1 3/5

Cornet V

Mixtur IV

Zimbeln III

Trompet 8

Clarin 4

 

C,D–c3

Qvintadehn 16

Principal 8

Gedackt 8

Qvintadehn 8

Octava 4

Spitzflöt 4

Super Octava 2

Flaschflöt 1

Echo V

Mixtur III

Zimbeln II

Krumbhorn 8

Vox humana 8

 

C,D–c1

Untersatz 32 (32 + 16)

Principal Bass 16

Sub Bass 16

Octav Bass 8

Octav Bass 4

Pedal Mixtur VI

Posaun Bass 16

Trompeten Bass 8

Clarin Bass 4

 

 

 

TREMUVLANT (III, II, I),
SCHWEBUNG (III),
Sperrventil III, Sperrventil II+I

 

Couplers (shift couplers): I/II, III/II,
no couplers to the pedal

 

Pitch: a1=476 Hz

Temperament: modified mean-tone

Wind pressure:
manuals 90 mm (original 97 mm),
pedal 100 mm (original 109 mm)

VIDEO

 

Albrecht Koch at the 1714 Silbermann organ of Freiberg Cathedral.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582
(By courtesy of Querstand.)

Audio

Albrecht Koch, Silbermann organ, Freiberg Cathedral
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722): Toccata in A (transposed version in G)

Excerpt from the CD “Des Freuet sich der Engel Schar – Christmas organ music on the organs of Freiberg Cathedral” (MOT 13861), by courtesy of mottete-psallite