In the year of 1970, the Reformed Community of Schiedam decided to acquire a new organ and thanks to the financial support of an institute, the purchase became reality.
The Dutch company Flentrop Orgelbouw was entrusted with the creation of it. They built the organin the organ case of Niehoff (16th century) and the pedal cases of Jacob Cools (1712), in which the firm of Standaart built a pneumatic organ in the year of 1919. The remains of the old pipes were used in the new instrument, which was delivered in the year of 1975.
As to character of the sound, the new organ corresponds as much as possible with the old-Dutch tradition. Therefore, the pipes for instance have been made of metal with high contents of lead.
In the year of 1994, a re-intonation was done and the temperature was changed.
The WerckmeisterIII temperature was altered into equal, the windpressure lowered and some intonation corrections were done. All of these activities were performed by Flentrop Orgelbouw and the engineer H. Kooiker acted as advisor. The presentation of the revised instrument took place on the 29th of July, 1994.
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