Huff's Church - Huff Church, PA

George Krauss - 1865

The George Krauss organ in Huff's Church was originally installed in their building from 1817. One history of the church gives the date 1852 while another the date 1865. In 1881, it was removed and then installed in the new building in 1883. Most likely this work was done by Edwin Krauss who was responsible for replacing the original front with the present Victorian front. The original front was stored in the attic of the church. While this newer front gives the appearance of a late Victorian organ, the internal construction is actually quite antiquated, even for 1865. The sound, in fact, is very similar to a Tannenberg organ.

The stop list is:

Great: C - e3, 53 notes
Principal 8'
Stopt Diapason 8'
Viola da Gamba 8'
Floet 8'
Principal 4'
Quint 3'
Octav 2'
Swell: C - e3, 53 notes
Stopt Diapason 8'
Night Horn 8'
Principal 4'
Dulcet 2'
Pedal: C - c, 13 notes
Subbass 16'
Violon 16'
Coppel Pedal  

 

 

 

The Floet 8' is open wood. The Night Horn is an identical rank. The Dulcet 2' is a smaller-scaled principal rank. The 16' Subbass and Violon are actually the same open wood rank; the Violon is on lower pressure.

Listen to an improvisation on the Principal 8' by clicking here.

Listen to an improvisation on the Principal 4' by clicking here.

Listen to an improvisation on the Floet 8' by clicking here.

Listen to Fughetta in B Dur by Johann Caspar Simon by clicking here. Played on the Principal stops 8' and 4'.

Listen to Fuga in B Dur by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer by clicking here. Played on the Principal 8', Floet 8', Principal 4', Quint 3', Octav 2' and the pedal Violon 16' (last chord only).

Click on the thumbnails to see the larger pictures:

 

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