The Organ

The Organ

THE POLISH WIENIAWSKI PHILHARMONIC IN LUBLIN

The organ installed in the Lublin Philharmonic concert hall is the work of the well-known and widely appreciated Alexander Schuke company operating in Potsdam since 1820. The design of the timbre of the instrument was prepared by the head of the Company Matthias Schuke, and the final pitch and timbre was consulted by the then organist of the Philharmonic, Robert Brodacki.

The organ has 51 stops (including 10 reed ones), 3 manuals and a pedal, a mechanical playing pattern and an electric register control system, and the total number of pipes is 3,904. A great convenience for the performer are 64  Setzer combinations (made by Heuss, and using electronic memory), which give the possibility of quick changes of entire sound plans with just one button. The crescendo roller allows you to obtain smooth dynamic changes by gradually adding or disconnecting all the organ stops, while closing one of the instrument sections (Schwellwerk) in an expression box and placing it in the rear recess allows for subtle shading of the colors controlled from the 3rd manual. The whole is complemented by an effective, but also very practically designed and made organ prospect, which on the one hand is a beautiful, central decorative accent on the stage, and on the other hand – by hanging the instrument on a steel frame – minimally reduces its usable area. From the artistic point of view, the timbre has been designed so that it is possible to perform stylishly old French and German music, late-style French and German music, as well as late-romantic and contemporary French music, which – due to the frequent use of very sophisticated sets of pitch and harmony – puts the organs and organists relatively the most demanding. Also, the connection of individual sections of the instrument to the appropriate manuals (Schwellwerk – III, Unterwerk – II, Hauptwerk – I) allows the possibility of performing the widest possible range of organ music in the most faithful way.

Hauptwerk

32.Gedackt 16′

33.Principal 8′

34.Gambe 8′ 

35.Rohrflöte 8′ 

36.Octave 4′ 

37.Spitzflöte 4′ 

38.Quinte 2 2/3′

39.Octave 2′ 

40.Cornett 3-5f. 1.

41.Mixtur 5f.

42.Scharf 4f.

43.Trompete 8′

44.II-I 

45.III-I

Unterwerk

18.Gedackt 8′ 

19.Quintadena 8′ 

20.Principal 4′

21.Blockflöte 4′ 

22.Flötenschwebung 4′

23.Sesquialtera 2f. 

24.Octave 2′ 

25.Gemshorn 2′ 

26.Nassat 1 1/3′

27.Octave 1′ 

28.Scharff 4f.

29.Dulcianregal 8′ 

30.Krummhorn 8′

31.Tremulant

Schwelwerk

1.Bordun 16′

2.Geigenprincipal 8′

3.Spillpfeife 8′ 

4.Salicional 8′

5.Geigenschwebung 8′ 

6.Fugara 4′ 

7.Rohrflöte 4′ 

8.Nassat 2 2/3′ 

9.Piccolo 2′ 

10.Terz 1 3/5′ 

11.Mixtur 6f.

12.Fagott 16′ 

13.Oboe 8′ 

14.Vox humana 8′ 

15.Schalmei 4′

16.Tremulant

17.III-II

Pedał

46.Principal 16′ 

47.Subbaß 16′ 

48.Octavbaß 8′ 

49.Gedacktbaß 8′ 

50.Cello 8′ 

51.Octave 4′ 

52.Gemshorn 4′

53.Mixtur 5f.

54.Posaune 16′

55.Trompete 8′ 

56.Clairon 4′

57.I-P 

58.II-P 

59.III-P

Additional equipment: crescendo roller; III a manual in the expressive cabinet; Setzer – 64 (8×8) combinations crescendo register switch; switch for the crescendo roller; Tutti: reed pipe  switch.

There are switches under the first manual (from the left):

  • dla setzera: 0 – 8, <, >, A – H,
  • Tutti, 0

On the right-hand side of the manuals are the switches for the individual linguistic voices and the digital indicators for the crescendo and blinds.

Above the pedal there are foot switches (from the left): III-II, III-I, II-I, III-P, II-P, RZ W, IP, W. an, crescendo roller, shutter pedal,>, A – H, Tutti, Z. ab.

Cornett 3-5f. begins from c0.