Hildebrandt organ at the Kreuzkirche church in Störmthal

Zacharias Hildebrandt (1688–1757) was apprenticed to Gottfried Silbermann (1683–1753) from 1713 to 1722. A fully fledged organ builder from 1722/23, he signed a contract with patron Hilmar Statz von Fullen in 1722 to build the Störmthal organ. Johann Sebastian Bach inspected the organ on 2 November 1723 and “recognised and lauded it as capable and consistent”. I/14. Hildebrandt maintained and took care of the organ himself until 1754. By the year 1905, there had been many repairs and changes to the stop list. Following maintenance and repair work in 1934 and 1974, the Bautzen-based company Hermann Eule Orgelbau performed extensive restoration and reconstruction work in 2008 to return the organ to its original condition as it was in 1723.
Text: Klaus Gernhardt

Details

Stop list

Manual (C, D–c´´´)
1 Principal 8´
2 Prestant 4´
3 Quintadena 8´
4 Gedackt 8´
5 Rohrflöte 4´
6 Nazard 3´
7 Octave2´
8 Tierce 1 3/5´
9 Quinte 1 1/2´
10 Sifflet 1´
11 Mixture III
12 Cornet III
Pedal (C, D-c´)
13 Sub Bass 16´
14 Posaune 16´
Tremulant
Pedal coupler

Tuning: 462 Hz/15°C,  temperament: 1/6 comma

Facilities

 

Accessibility

 

Address

Address: Kreuzkirche Störmthal
Street/house no. Dorfstraße 48
Post code/city: 04463 Großpösna OT Störmthal

Contact person

Protestant Parish of Probstheida-Stoermthal-Wachau
Parish Office
Russenstraße 23
04289 Leipzig