The first organ in the Grote Kerk in Vianen was built by Abraham Meere in Empire style and dates from 1803. It consisted of an organ with main work, upper work and attached pedal. Over time, various builders worked on the organ until the interior was sold during the church restoration in the 1950s.
The existing greenhouses were moved to the tower wall and given a light color scheme.
Willem van Leeuwen built a new organ in the existing cases. The organ then had a main work, a back work and an independent pedal. A third keyboard was reserved, as well as some voices on the main work.
Van Leeuwen's organ was in urgent need of restoration. The pipework was often broken, the wind supply was no longer good - the organ had a VEKA windchest system optimized by Van Leeuwen - and the mechanism was often worn out.
After a thorough preparation period, it was decided to sell the Van Leeuwen organ and have a new organ built by Manufacture d'Orgues Thomas.
This organ was completed in 2010. The existing greenhouses were restored and restored to the Abraham Meere situation (for example, the backwork became empty again).
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