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1738: Organ built by Christian Müller
Organ case by Jan van Logteren
1961: Organ restored by Marcussen & Son
 
Regarded as having one of the most beautiful organ cases in the world, the 1738 Christian Müller organ at the Bavokerk in Haarlem speaks nobly into one of the great acoustical environments of Europe.  With 60 speaking stops, it was the largest organ in the world when built. Played on by Handel, the ten-year-old Mozart, Mendelssohn and countless other musicians over the past 275 years, this instrument continues to impress those fortunate enough to hear and play it. The organ is so famous that it is even referenced in Moby Dick, where Herman Melville describes the inside of a whale’s mouth: “Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not think you were inside of the great Haarlem organ, and gazing upon its thousand pipes?”
 
Hoofdwerk (II)
Rugpositief (I) Bovenwerk (III)
Praestant 16 Praestant 8 Quintadena 16
Bourdon 16 Quintadena 8* Prestant 8
Octaaf 8 Holpijp 8 Quintadena 8
Roerfluit 8 Octaaf 4 Baarpijp 8
Viola di Gamba 8* Fluit Douce 4 Octaaf 4
Roerquint 6 Speelfluit 3 Flagfluit 4
Octaaf 4 Super Octaaf 2 Nasard 3
Gemshoorn 4 Sesquialter II-III-IV Nachthoorn 2
Quint-Prestant 3 Cornet IV - Disc. Flageolet 1 1/2
Woudfluit 2 Mixtuur VI-VIII Sesquialter II
Tertiaan 2 Cymbaal III* Mixtuur IV-V-VI*
Mixtuuur IV-X Fagot 16 Cymbaal III*
Scherp VI-VII-VIII*    Trompet 8 Schalmei 8
Trompet 16 Trechterregaal 8* Dulceaan 8
Trompet 8 Tremulant Vox humana 8
Hautbois 8 Tremulant
Trompet 4
Pedaal
Principaal 32
Praestant 16
Subbas 16*
Roerquint 12
Octaaf 8
Holfluit 8
Quintprestant 6
Octaaf 4
Holfluit 2
Ruischpijp IV*
Mixtuur VI-X**
Bazuin 32
Bazuin 16
Trompet 8
Trompet 4
Cink 2
 
Couplers:
Hoofdwerk-Bovenwerk
Hoofdwerk-Rugpositief
Pedaal-Hoofdwerk**
Pedaal-Bovenwerk**
Pedaal-Rugpositief**
Manuaal: C-d'
Pedaal: C-f
*1961 reconstructed
**1961 new
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Bach at Haarlem
Bach at Haarlem/Dimmock
Our Price: $18.98
Regarded as having one of the most beautiful organ cases in the world, the 1738 Christian Müller organ at the Bavokerk in Haarlem speaks nobly into one of the great acoustical environments of Europe. With 60 speaking stops, it was the largest organ in the world when built. Played on by Handel, the ten-year-old Mozart, Mendelssohn and countless other musicians over the past 275 years, this instrument continues to impress those fortunate enough to hear and play it. Grammy Award winner Jonathan Dimmock has recorded more than 35 CDs and concertized extensively on six continents. This recording features some of Bach's most popular works, including the famous Toccata in d minor.
   
 
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