Sauer Organ

Orgel_monheim.jpg The large Sauer organ of the High Parish and Cathedral Church of Berlin was designed and built at the same time as the building itself, and it is thus part of the church’s original artistic furnishings.

 

At the time of its dedication in 1905, the organ was the largest in Germany, with its 7269 pipes and 113 registers, distributed across four manuals and pedals. The court organ builder Wilhelm Sauer, from Frankfurt on the Oder, created an instrument that embodied the newest technical and musical developments of German organ building at the time. In that way, the organ met the high expectations of both the organ builder and his client: in the Protestant Cathedral of the capital city, there was to be a monumental, modern, and in every way extraordinary instrument of the highest quality. The organ of the Cathedral of Berlin represents the highpoint of Sauer’s career. At the same time, it marks the end of the long development of Romantic orchestral organs, whose sound corresponds to the characteristic sound of a symphonic orchestra of that period. Today, the organ in the Cathedral of Berlin is the largest late-Romantic organ that has survived in its original condition.

 

Improvisations Orgel und Chor In our Cathedral Shop, you will find numerous CD’s with recordings of the Sauer organ. At the accounting department of the Cathedral of Berlin, you can order the CD, “Toccata”, played by the Cathedral organist Prof. Dr. Andreas Sieling on the large Sauer organ, for 15.50 € plus shipping fees. Selected listening samples from the CD are available in our download archive.

 

 


Disposition

I. Manual
C-a3 = 57 Töne

001. Principal 16'
002. Majorbaß 16'
003. Principal 8'
004. Principal amabile 8'
005. Doppelflöte 8'
006. Flute harmonique 8'
007. Bordun 8'
008. Qintaton 8'
009. Viola di Gamba 8'
010. Gemshorn 8'
011. Harmonica 8'
012. Gedacktquinte 5 1/3'
013. Octave 4'
014. Flute octaviante 4'
015. Fugara 4'
016. Rohrflöte 4'
017. Octave 2'
018. Rauschquinte 2fach
019. Großcymbel 3fach
020. Scharff 3-5fach
021. Cornett 3-4fach
022. Bombarde 16'
023. Trompete 8'
024. Clairon 4'

II.Manual
C-a3 = 57 Töne

025. Principal 16'
026. Quintatön 16'
027. Principal 8'
028. Geigenprincipal 8'
029. Salicional 8'
030. Dulciana 8'
031. Doppelflöte 8'
032. Spitzflöte 8'
033. Soloflöte 8'
034. Rohrflöte 8'
035. Octave 4'
036. Salicional 4'
037. Spitzflöte 4'
038. Flauto dolce 4'
039. Quinte 2 2/3'
040. Piccolo 2'
041. Mixtur 4fach
042. Cymbel 4fach
043. Cornett 3fach
044. Tuba 8'
045. Clarinett 8'

 

 

 

 

III. Manual (Schwellwerk)
C-a3 = 57 Töne

046. Salicional 16'
047. Bordun 16'
048. Principal 8'
049. Schalmei 8'
050. Dolce 8'
051. Hohlflöte 8'
052. Concertflöte 8'
053. Gedackt 8'
054. Gemshorn 8'
055. Unda maris 8'
056. Octave 4'
057. Gemshorn 4'
058. Traversflöte 4'
059. Quintaton 4'
060. Nasard 2 2/3'
061. Waldflöte 2'
062. Terz 1 3/5'
063. Mixtur 3fach
064. Trompete 8'
065. Cor anglais 8'
066. Glockenspiel

IV. Manual (Schwellwerk)
C-a3 = 57 Töne

067. Lieblich Gedackt 16'
068. Principal 8'
069. Spitzflöte 8'
070. Traversflöte 8'
071. Lieblich Gedackt 8'
072. Quintatön 8'
073. Aeoline 8'
074. Vox céleste 8'
075. Praestant 4'
076. Violine 4'
077. Fernflöte 4'
078. Gemshornquinte 2 2/3'
079. Flautino 2'
080. Harmonia aetheria 3fach
081. Trompete 8'
082. Oboe 8'
083. Vox humana 8'

 

Tremolo zur Vox humana

Pedal
C-f1 = 30 Töne

084. Principal 32'
085. Untersatz 32'
086. Principal 16'
087. Violonbaß 16'
088. Subbaß 16'
089. Gemshornbaß 16'
090. Lieblich Gedackt 16'
091. Offenbaß 16'
092. Quintbaß 10 2/3'
093. Principal 8'
094. Flötenbaß 8'
095. Violoncello 8'
096. Gedackt 8'
097. Dulciana 8'
098. Quinte 5 1/3'
099. Octave 4'
100. Terz 3 1/5'
101. Quinte 2 2/3'
102. Septime 2 2/7'
103. Octave 2'
104. Contraposaune 32'
105. Posaune 16'
106. Fagott 16'
107. Trompete 8'
108. Clairon 4'

 

Rückpositiv (vom III.Man. spielbar)
C-a3 = 57 Töne

109. Flötenprincipal 8'
110. Flöte 8'
111. Gedackt 8'
112. Dulciana 8'
113. Zartflöte 4'