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Stavanger Cathedral organ renewed. The repaired Baroque Period-inspired instrument is to undergo reinauguration following a punch-up over pipes. Installed some 20 years ago, keeping the organ built by the Netherlands-based company Reil in tune was said to be impossible due to a manufacturing fault. The pipes were deformed, damaged, and were positioned too close together.

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Stavanger Cathedral organ renewed

Published on Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 1st September 2015 at 12:07.

The repaired Baroque Period-inspired instrument is to undergo reinauguration following a punch-up over pipes.

Stavanger Cathedral from the East
Stavanger Cathedral from the East
Photo: Dundak/Wikimedia Commons (2006)


Installed some 20 years ago, keeping the organ built by the Netherlands-based company Reil in tune was said to be impossible due to a manufacturing fault.

The pipes were deformed, damaged, and were positioned too close together.

Church usher Svein Inge Thorstvedt informed NRK that building an organ is an extremely complicated process, “and some planning miscalculations were probably made.”

The [Stavanger Cathedral] organ committee apparently made certain compromises regarding the instrument’s construction.

According to him, this has been shown to be the cause of these problems.

The Flats flew regarding the sharpness of, and responsibility for the repair costs.

The guarantee on the instrument had also expired.

Incumbent Cathedral organist Ivan Sarajishvili, who started working there in 2007, classified playing on the instrument as a health risk.

Stavanger Municipality eventually granted NOK 6.5m (about EUR 689.75 at today’s ROE) in order to rectify the tuning issue.

The instrument has now been reinstalled following its 2013 journey to Holland for repairs, which are estimated to have cost between NOK 8m and 9m (some EUR 850k-957k).

This month sees the instrument’s reinauguration.

“The organ’s manufacturers have really done their best to create a pleasing instrument that is as easy to play as possible,” said Mr Sarajishvili.



Published on Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 1st September 2015 at 12:07.

This post has the following tags: stavanger, cathedral, organ.





  
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