Organ Works

Cologne – Bayenthal, Reformation Church

The organ was built by the Cologne firm of Willi Peter in 1954 for the Martin Luther House in Köln-Bayenthal. Nine years later, in 1965, it was rebuilt and installed in the Reformation Church where it fitted remarkably well on the side gallery. The console is electric and stands sideways on the gallery. The Rückpositiv is placed slightly asymmetrically at the edge of the gallery near the console. The main case behind has two large 16-foot towers, the left housing the full Pedal and the right the Hauptwerk. The Schwellwerk is in the middle under the rose window.

After installation the organ was twice cleaned and overhauled. However, what has not happened until today is a thorough adjustment of the voicing to suit the present building and its dry acoustic, the original voicing having been intended for a different space.

In addition the electrical systems have been brought up to present-day safety standards and the unstable wind system corrected. An antiphonal division of six stops on electric action placed on the opposite gallery.

Disposition

I. Hauptwerk C-g3

  1. Bourdon 16'
  2. Principal 8'
  3. Spitzgedeckt 8'
  4. Octave 4'
  5. Bauernpfeife 2'
  6. Sesquialter 2f 2 2/3'
  7. Mixtur 4f 1 1/3'
  8. Dulcian 16'
  9. Trompete 8'

II. Rückpositiv C-g3

  1. Gedeckt 8'
  2. Praestant 4'
  3. Rohrflöte 4'
  4. Spillpfeife 2'
  5. Quinte 1 1/3'
  6. Scharff 4f 1'
  7. Vox humana 8'
    Tremulant

III. Schwellwerk C-g3

  1. Holzprincipal 8'
  2. Spitzgambe 8'
  3. Rohrgedeckt 8'
  4. Schwebung 8'
  5. Octave 4'
  6. Nachthorn 4'
  7. Superoctave 2'
  8. Scharffmixtur 5-6f 1'
  9. Trompete 8'
  10. Rohrschalmey 8'
    Tremulant

Auxiliaire C-g3

  1. Geigenprincipal 8'
  2. Soloflöte 8'
  3. Gambe 8'
  4. Unda maris 8'
  5. Horn 16'
  6. Horn 8'
  7. Oboe 8'
    Tremulant

Pedal C-f1

  1. Principal 16'
  2. Subbass 16'
  3. Octavbass 8'
  4. Gedecktbass 8'
  5. Choralbass 4'
  6. Flachflöte 2'
  7. Rauschpfeife 4f 1 1/3'
  8. Posaune 16'
  9. Basstrompete 8'

Koppel:
I/P, II/P, III/P, II/I, III/I, III/II, Sub III
Aux/I, Aux/II, Aux/III, Aux/P, Sub Aux, Super Aux, Aux Äqual ab