The Royal College of Music made a special time-lapse movie in which
the building of the new Flentrop organ can be seen beautifully.
Recital Thomas Trotter
Leo van Doeselaar is playing 'Ich ruf zu dir, herr Jesu Christ (BWV 639), in St. Catharines Church in Hamburg. Recording by 'All of Bach'.
How is an organ being made? In the film of Avro Classic, explains
Frits Elshout - organ builder and director of Flentrop - more about the
building of an organ ands tells about his passion for his work. We are
visiting the drawing table, pipes dairy and the wood workshop. Finnaly
we're arriving in the workshop where the new organ for Christ Church,
London Chelsea is being constructed.
Portrait of organ builder Rob Oudejans. Rob is an expert in delicate
woodworking. In the film he is working on the maintenance of the foot
pedals of an organ. He is being portrayed in our workshop.
Film: Esther Wouters - Vimeo.
Three movies with information about the Hummel-Nitrowsky organ in the Pfarrkirche St. Andreas in Olkusz. You can hear: dr. Krzysztof Urbaniak (in Plish), Erik Winkel (in German) and Prof. Pieter van Dijk (in English).
An impression of the organ in the Jacobi Church in Lübeck. Dick
Koomans is playing Marche in D from J.S. Bach.
Film: Dick Koomans
Casting of organ metal sheets on a bed of sand, and scraping for the
These sheets were made for the St. Catharin's organ in Hamburg.
Film: Dick Koomans
This video shows an impression of the craftmanship of making
pipes, filmed at Flentrop in Zaandam.
Film: Dick Koomans.
Music: Bach - Third part of Sonate nr.5.
Organist: Yu Nagayama.
Organ: Choir organ of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam
This instrument was tuned into meantone temperament in 2002 by
Watch the film (WMV-bestand, size: 12,6 MB)
It is a well-known fact that the Netherlands contains an enormous
treasury of fine historical organs. Thanks to its special historical
conditions, the Netherlands is regarded as the organ garden of Europe.
In may 2014 Flentrop was executing a general tuning of the world
Müllerorgan in the St.Bavo in Haarlem. The organ contains about 5000
the tuning was taking several days and performed by 2 people.
View the foto report with explanation (Flickr).
Report: Dick Koomans.
Restauration of the organ case from the 16ht century in the Westerkerk in Enkhuizen. In the film you can see organ builder Ko Boogaard from Flentrop en restauration painter Max Polman working.