Silbermann organ at St. George’s church in Rötha

Gottfried Silbermann (1683–1753) learned organ building from his brother Andreas (1678–1734) in Strasbourg before starting his own company in Freiberg in 1711. In December 1718, church patron Freiherr von Friesen awarded Gottfried Silbermann and Zacharias Hildebrandt a contract to build a new organ. II/23. The organ was inspected on 8 November 1721 by Johann Kuhnau from Leipzig, cantor of St. Thomas church, and Gottfried Ernst Bestel from Altenburg, court organist. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy praised the two Silbermann organs after visiting Rötha in 1840. In 1796, university organ builder Stephani installed a switchable pedal coupler. The last major restoration was carried out by the company Eule from 1979–80.
Text: Klaus Gernhardt

Details

Stop list

Great (C, D–c´´´)

1 Bourdon 16´
2 Principal 8´
3 Rohrflöte 8´
4 Octave 4´
5 Spitz Flöte 4´
6 Quinte 3´
7 Octave 2´
8 Cornet III from c´
9 Mixture III
10 Cymbals II

Swell (C, D–c´´´)

11 Gedackt 8´
12 Quintadena 8´
13 Principal 4´
14 Rohrflöte 4´
15 Nazard 3´
16 Octave 2´
17 Tierce 1 3/5´
18 Quinte 1 1/2´
19 Sifflet 1´
20 Mixture III

Pedal (C, D–c´)

21 Principal Bass 16´
22 Posaune 16´
23 Trumpet 8´
Manual slide coupler
Pedal coupler (I/P), switchable since 1796
Tremulant

The spellings reflect the written records.

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Accessibility

 

Address

Address: St. Georgenkirche Rötha
Street/house no. Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz
Post code/city: 04571 Rötha

Contact person

Protestant Parish of Rötha
Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz 11
04571 Rötha