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Church Organ St. Lucia - Stolberg - Nordrhein-Westfalen / Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 50° 46.019 E 006° 14.030
32U E 304943 N 5627561
Quick Description: Organ built in 1976 by the organ builder Heinz Wilbrand
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/12/2018 4:05:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMYG2H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
Die Orgel wurde 1976 von dem Orgelbauer Heinz Wilbrand (Übach-Palenberg) erbaut, wobei 8 Register aus der Vorgängerorgel übernommen wurden, die 1938 von der Orgelbaufirma Georg Stahlhuth & Co. gebaut worden war. Das Instrument hat 42 Register auf drei Manualen und Pedal. Die Spieltrakturen sind mechanisch, die Registertrakturen elektrisch. Für die Neuerrichtung der Orgel wurde die obere der ursprünglich vorhandenen beiden Emporen abgerissen"

EN (Translation):
The organ was built in 1976 by the organ builder Heinz Wilbrand (Übach-Palenberg), whereby 8 stops were taken from the predecessor organ, which had been built by the organ builder Georg Stahlhuth & Co. in 1938. The instrument has 42 stops on three manuals and pedal. The action is mechanical, the stop action is electrical. For the new construction of the organ, the upper of the two original galleries was "demolished".

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"The before 1450, built as a chapel predecessor of today's Catholic Parish Church of St. Lucia was originally dedicated to the "Holy Trinity". Since you had some relics of Saint Lucia, this saint is since 1716 known as the second patron and from 1802 honored as the first parish patron.

1737 capuchin fathers were called to Stolberg, directly on the west side of the band a with residential buildings (today's Parsonage) erected. They also built a new steeple, whose basic design remained to this day and as a spire (similar again as now) wore a double-onion.

In the second half of the 19th century, the nave was extended to the east and can improve Pastor Roland crack field. The growing of two aisles, a three-aisled basilica, followed by the choir was born. The tower shaft was also increased and received a sharp and straight, modeled on the Romanesque spire. The design is so heavily influenced historicist and the dominant style elements are most likely attributable to the Romanesque Revival.

the windows from the 1890s in the south aisle, whose glass was manufactured in Stolberg Johannis Hut include remarkable.

In the early 1950s, the tower was again an onion dome, the shape of which corresponds to the design, which was realized in the 18th century by the Capuchins. Even the Capuchin cross located on top of the tower with a crown of thorns, lance and Ysopstab vinegar sponge (hyssop = bush-like wood) recalls the many years of service of this order in Stolberg.

In addition to the proximity and historical references also an architecturally striking relationship between castle and Lucia Church results from the similar spiers of church and west tower of the castle and, in particular thanks to the uniform building material."
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