The Church of the Holy Ghost · Copenhagen

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In the heart of Copenhagen, on the famous pedestrian street “Strøget” is the noble, old Church of the Holy Ghost (Helligåndskirken). In this beautiful church is one of the largest and most unusual organs in Scandinavia. The facade is from 1879, and comes from an istrument with 40 stops built for the church by Knud Olsen.

Since then it has been restored in 1929, 1959, and lastly from 1984-1986 by Marcussen & Søn, where it underwent a complete rebuilding. Most of the pipes were reused, a few were newly made, and the instrument was enlarged by pipes from formerly abandoned organs of the same original type. Sonorously, the instrument comes across as an original Romantic, symphonic organ, the closest model being a Cavaillé-Coll instrument. It was created to play music from the Romantic period (1800-1920), without limiting itself to only that. The instrument has 75 stops divided over 4 keyboards and a pedal.

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Manual range: C-g3, C-f1.
Couplers: I/II, III/II, III16/II, IV/II, IV/III, IV16/III, III/I, I/P, II/P, III/P, IV/P,
Generalnormal coupel, Generalcrescendo, Tutti, “Appel”-registration for treble stops together or
split for each manual.

I. Manual II. Manual lII. Manual lV. Manual Pedalværk
Rygpositiv
Principal 8’
Bordun 8’
Octav 4’
Spidsfløjte 4’
Principalfløjte 2’
Larigot 1 1/3’
Sesquialtera II
Mixtur IV
Cromorne 8’
Tremulant
Great organ
Principal 16’
Gedakt 16’
Principal 8’
Salicional 8’
Hulfløjte 8’
Gedakt 8’
Octav 4’
Flute harmon. 4’
Gedaktfløjte 4’
Quint 2 2/3’
Octav 2’
Terz 1 3/5’
Mixtur V-VII
Trompet 16’
Trompet 8’
Trompet 4’
Quintatøn 16’
Principal 8’
Fugara 8’
Vox angelica 8’
Hulfløjte 8’
Wienerfløjte 8’
Octav 4’
Tværfløjte 4’
Nasat 2 2/3
Fløjte 2’
Terz 1 3/5’
Superoktav 1’
Mixtur IV
Dulcian 16’
Trompet 8’
Krumhorn 8’
Skalmeje 4’
Tremulant
Bordun 16’
Gamba 8’
Vox celeste 8’
Flute harmon. 8’
Rørfløjte 8’
Quintatøn 8’
Principal 4’
Fugara 4’
Flute octav. 4’
Quint 2 2/3’
Flageolet 2’
Terz 1 3/5’
Mixtur IV-V
Fagot 16’
Trompet harmon. 8’
Obo 8’
Vox humana 8’
Clairon 4’
Tremulant
Principal 16’
Octav 8’
Octav 4’
Mixtur VI
Bombarde 16’
Trompet 8’
Subbas 16’
Fløjtebas 8’
Gedakt 8’
Hulfløjte 4’
Nathorn 2’
Cornet IV
Clarino 4’