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Walcker Christuskirche Mimbach [Back to Library]

Producer: Forestpipes Virtual Organs
Country: Germany
Manuals: 2
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The Christ Church in Mimbach (today's district of Blieskastel, Saarland), also known as the "Cathedral of the Bliestal", was built in the years 1767 to 1769 by the agricultural director Philipp Heinrich Hellermann from the Palatinate-Zweibrücken dominion. The interior is simple and therefore typical of the Calvinism of this era. The church tower comes from an earlier church, probably from the 14th century.

For financial reasons, the church was not initially equipped with an organ. It was not until 1859 that a contract was signed with the then famous organ builder Eberhard Friedrich Walcker (Ludwigsburg) for a new organ with 16 stops at a price of 3167 guilders. This organ was inaugurated as Opus 170 on March 18, 1860 and described by the music director Jakob Heinrich Lützel from Zweibrücken (whose Alexanderskirche also had a Walcker organ) as a "successful and excellent work in every way".

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