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Köck (1700), Obervellach [Back to Library]

Producer: Piotr Grabowski
Builder: Franz Köck
Country: Austria
Manuals: 2
Pedalboard: No
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Date Built: 1700


The organ of Obervellach has an interesting and emotional history. Built in 1700 by Franz Köck it is one of the most important historic organs of Carinthia (a region in lower Austria). At the time it was built it was the biggest baroque organ in Carinthia with over 20 stops. Another unique feature for the time was the sun of pipes in the middle of the instrument. Originally these pipes were speaking, possibly forming a special mixture. Holes in the back of the sun verify this presumption. This sun can also be seen as a homage to the organbuilder Eugenio Casparini. Originally the instrument had two manuals and a pedal (both built with a short octave). The original temperament can only be guessed. For the sampleset we have chosen a historic temperament of Barnes, as the instrument nowadays is tuned to equal.

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