St. Cyprian und Cornelius
Ahlrichs : Nikolaus Bruhns Praeludium e-moll
with Thorsten Ahlrichs about the organ
Boos: Matthias Weckmann Fantasia ex D
1699: New organ by Arp Schnitger.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ganderkesee_Orgel78.jpg (Click at
the picture for a bigger size)
1760: Johann Heinrich Klappmeyer added a 6-rank Pedal on either side
of the organ.
1819-1890: Repairs by the organbuilders of Schmid. Bellows and some ranks were replaced.
1935: Restoration by Alfred Führer.
1948: Restoration by Alfred Führer.
1966: Restoration by Alfred Führer.
2002/2005: In November 2002 the church council decided to have the
organ restored by Führer of Wilhemshaven (from 2004: Heiko Lorenz Orgelbau GmbH).
On 24.02.2003 the organ sounded a last time before the restoration. Harald Vogel
was the adviser of the project. The costs of the project: EUR 320,000.-
The following activities were undertaken:
• The complete tracker action mechanism, windchests and pipework were taken to
• Cleaning and restoration of the pipework.
• Reconstruction of later pipework.
• Restoration of the organ case.
• Restoration of mechanism and windchests.
• Restoration of the manuals and the organbench.
• New windsupply with wedge-bellows.
From 18.10.2004 the organ was re-installed in the church.
On 22.05.2005 the organ was inaugurated in a service, a concert and a speech by
Specification after 2005: Schnitger (S), Klapmeyer (K), Schmid (SC), Führer (F),
||1 1/3' (F)
Old photos from Facebook after the renovation of the church
from 1936-1938 - Friends of Arp Schnitger:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/37303213651/?fref=nf (Thorsten Ahlrichs)