Silbermann organ at St. Mary’s church in Rötha

Gottfried Silbermann (1683–1753) had already build a two-manual organ at St. George’s church in Rötha in 1721. Three days after the organ dedication, Freiherr von Friesen awarded Silbermann the contract to build a new organ for St. Mary’s church. The original agreement only called for 9 stops and did not include an independent pedal stop, but Silbermann added a Sub Bass 16' and a Tierce 1 3/5' to the stop list. The dedication was held in 1722. I/11. In 1942, due to severe structural damage to the church, the organ was removed and stored at St. George’s church. The organ has been back in the rehabilitated St. Mary’s church since 1958. In 2005, the organ underwent extensive restoration work by the company Orgelbau Ekkehard Groß.
Text: Klaus Gernhardt


Stop list

Great (C, D–c´´´)

1 Principal 8´
2 Gedackt 8´
3 Octave 4´
4 Rohrflöte 4´
5 Nazard 3´
6 Octave 2´
7 Tierce 1 3/5´
8 Quinte 1 1/2´
9 Sifflet 1´
10 Cymbals II

Pedal (C, D–c´)

11 Sub Bass 16´
Pedal coupler (originally fixed, now switchable)




Address: St. Marienkirche Rötha
Street/house no. Marienstraße
Post code/city: 04571 Rötha