Orgelmakerij Steendam is located in Roodeschool in the province of Groningen, in the most northerly city in the Netherlands. Since 1986, Orgelmakerij Steendam has built, rebuilt, restored and renovated organs ranging from chest organs to three manual organs with independent pedal. The organs of the 19th century organ builder, C. G. F. Witte, his predecessor, Batz, and the organ builder Christiaan Muller stand centrally as inspiration for the organs of Orgelmakerij Steendam. This means that all work is performed using historical methods, with an eye to technical and musical details as already used for centuries of organ building.
In addition to organ building, Orgelmakerij Steendam also busies itself with the appraisal of organs, the construction of church furnishings (mostly in the context of organs) and, for two weeks per school year, Sicco Steendam is guest lecturer (organ building) at the Music Academy in Moscow.
In the shop in Roodeschool organs up to 16 feet in any dimension are built. All drafting is carried out in their own shop, and this makes possible close consultation with the client and the fulfillment of almost every wish. Throughout, sight is never lost of the function that the organ is going to serve and the final result is attuned as much as possible to the building in which the organ is placed.
For Sicco Steendam the love of organs is number one. Contributing to the preservation and expansion of the rich organ treasure in the Netherlands and surrounding countries is a major motivator for this organ builder.
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Vocalise No. 1, “To my mother” (2011) (Popup Player)