Hebron Lutheran Church - Madison, VA

1802


Tannenberg, who was seventy-four in 1802, did not travel to Madison to install this organ. In his place, he sent Philip Bachmann. According to the church records, the organ cost £200. The organ has remained largely unaltered and as a result, is the largest and clearest example of the type of organ Tannenberg provided for the Lutheran and German Reformed churches.

In 1970, the organ was reconditioned by George Taylor.

The stop list:

Manual: C-f3, 54 notes
Principal dulcis
8F.
Gedackt
8F.
Principal
4F.
Flaute
4F.
Quinte
3F.
Octav
2F.
Terzan
Mixtur

The Principal dulcis 8' has a stopped Quintadena bass and from tenor c, some of the pipes are in the facade. The Gedackt is stopped wood and the Flaute is open. The Mixtur is 2 ranks and has a single break at middle c. The Terzan is an unusual stop that was possibly meant to give a similar effect as adding a Trumpet. The rank begins at 1 3/5' and breaks to 3 1/5 at middle c. The effect of this stop is really quite splendid.

Listen to an improvisation on the Principal dulcis 8' by Philip T. D. Cooper by clicking here.

Listen to an improvisation on the plenum with the Terzan by Philip T. D. Cooper by clicking here.

Listen to section 1 of the Toccata in G Dur BuxWV 164 by Dietrich Buxtehude by clicking here.

Listen to section 2 of the Toccata in G Dur BuxWV 164 by Dietrich Buxtehude by clicking here.

Listen to sections 3 & 4 of the Toccata in G Dur BuxWV 164 by Dietrich Buxtehude by clicking here.

Listen to Country Dance: The Lucky Hit by Alexander Reinagle played on Gedackt 8' and Principal 4' by clicking here.

Listen to Country Dance: Miss Smith's Waltz by Alexander Reinagle played on the Flaute 4' by clicking here.

Listen to The Virginia Reel by Alexander Reinagle played on Principal dulcis 8', Gedackt 8' and Principal 4' by clicking here.

Listen to Quadrill or Double Cotillion by Alexander Reinagle played on Gedackt 8', Principal 4' and Octav 2' by clicking here.


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