Scheibe organ at St. Nicolas village church in Zschortau

Johann Scheibe (c. 1675–1748), presumably born in Zschortau, was also a university organ master builder from 1710 until his death in 1748. From 1744–46, he built the organ in Zschortau under the patronage of Heinrich August Sahrer von Sahr. I/13. J.S. Bach inspected the organ on 7 August 1746 and found “everything capably, diligently and well built”. In 1870, the organ was moved to a second gallery and a second manual was added. The second gallery was removed again in 1954 and the organ returned to its original location. Extensive restoration and reconstruction work was undertaken in 2000 to return the instrument to its original condition.
Text: Klaus Gernhardt

Details

Stop list

Manual (C, D–c´´´)

1 Quintaton 16´
2 Principal 8´
3 Gross Gedackt 8´
4 Viol di Gamba Bass 8´
5 Viol di Gamba Descant 8´
6 Octave 4´
7 Flauto Dolce 4´
8 Hohlflöte Bass 3´
9 Hohlflöte Descant 3´
10 Octave 2´
11 Super Octave 1´
12 Mixture

Pedal (C, D–c´)

13 Sub Bass 16´
14 Violon 8´
15 Posaunen Bass 16´

Facilities

 

Address

Address: Nikolaikirche Zschortau
Street/house no. Lindenstraße
Post code/city: 04519 Rackwitz OT Zschortau

Contact person

Stop list

Manual (C, D–c´´´)

1 Quintaton 16´
2 Principal 8´
3 Gross Gedackt 8´
4 Viol di Gamba Bass 8´
5 Viol di Gamba Descant 8´
6 Octave 4´
7 Flauto Dolce 4´
8 Hohlflöte Bass 3´
9 Hohlflöte Descant 3´
10 Octave 2´
11 Super Octave 1´
12 Mixture

Pedal (C, D–c´)

13 Sub Bass 16´
14 Violon 8´
15 Posaunen Bass 16´