St. Petri Freiberg
THE ORGAN OF ST. PETRI CHURCH IN FREIBERG
BUILT BY GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN, 1735
RESTORED BY WEGSCHEIDER AND JEHMLICH 2007
The Organ – a masterpiece of Gottfried Silbermann is situated on the western gallery of Petrikirche Freiberg. It has got 32 stops and is the largest bi-manual organ that was built by Gottfried Silbermann. He completed it in 1735 and realized the sophisticated idea of his late period of creation for the first time. By its solemn, fundamentally orientated sound this organ corresponded to the taste and preference of the late Baroque age.
In the 19th and 20th centuries alterations were made and in 1993/94 the organ was partly brought closer to its original state. In 2007 the instrument was restored fundamentally by Jehmlich und Wegscheider, two Dresden organ builders. Thereby, original documents from the time the organ was constructed in were found in the diagonal bracing food pedals. There is great national and international interest in this organ because it is an ideal instrument for the interpretation of music from the Baroque period up to the time of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
From May till October the organ is presented every Wednesday at noon. In addition to this, you can book of course for both guided tours through the organ and concerts.
Octav Principal 8
Viola di Gamba 8
Qvinta 1 1/2
Sechst Qvint Altera 4/5
Vox humana 8
|Groß Untersatz 32|
Principal Bass 16
Octaven Bass 8
|TREMULANTE (I), |
Coupler (shift coupler) II/I,
Bassventil (valve coupler I/P)
Klingel (bell for the bellows-blower)
Pitch: a1=476 Hz
Temperament: Neidhardt II, 1732 (“für eine kleine Stadt“)
Wind pressure: 94 mm