1698: New organ by Arp Schnitger for Magdeburg's Heilige Geistkirche, re-using 8 ranks from a previous organ .

1737: The organ was moved to Gross-Quenstedt, near Halberstadt.

1767: Repairs and changes by J.M. Schlesier.

1791: Repairs and changes by Jesse.

1820: Changes by Christian Boden.

1866: Rebuild by W. Bergen within the old case. Some Schnitger parts are re-used.

1897: Repairs and changes by Hülle.

1917: Requisition of the front pipes for World War I.

1978: Organ and case are in very bad condition. The case and some other surviving parts of Schnitger's instrument (case, Pedal windchests, parts of the mechanism and some pipes) were transported to  Wegeleben. The church in Gross-Quenstedt falls into disuse.

I thank Mr. Christoph Schulz from Magdeburg for his information.

Original Specification:

Hauptwerk   Brustwerk   Pedal  
Bordun 16' Gedackt 8' Untersatz 16'
Principal 8' Principal 4' Principal 8'
Quintadehn 8' Flöte 4' Gedackt 8'
Octave 4' Nasat 2 2/3' Octav 4'
Hohlflöte 4' Spitzflöte 2' Nachthorn 2'
Octave 2' Octav 1' Mixtur IV-V-VI
Rauschpfeife II Scharff IV Posaune 16'
Mixtur IV-V-VI Dulcian 8' Trommete 8'
Trommete 8'     Cornett 2'