Friars Church Altenburg
Beginning with Ladegast, the organ was immensely developed both technically and tonally in the late 19th and early 20th century. This way culminated in central Germany in organs built by Wilhelm Sauer. His instruments of that time are highly valued and internationally well known (equivalent to those by Trost and Ladegast).
The organ in Friars’ church can be considered equivalently to the great organs by Sauer in Leipzig, Bremen, Chemnitz or Mühlhausen. To enable the experience of a fully-featured high romantic organ the restoration of the third manual is urgent in order to complete the whole restoration process.
- 1905: at the same time as the church was completed, the company Wilhelm Sauer (Frankfurt/Oder) completes the new instrument having 50 stops on three manuals and pedal
- WW I: disassembling of all front pipes for military purposes
- 1925: zinc pipes were installed to replace the original tin front pipes
- 1927–1943: tonal transformation matching neo-baroque's ideals.
- 1990–2005: Restauration of manuals I and II and pedal to the original state
Lieblich Gedeckt 8
Quinte 2 2⁄3
Terz 1 3⁄5
2 fixed combinations
3 free combinations