The Siseby Organ · Haderslev Cathedral

» Church organs 1806-1847

Jürgen Marcussen installed his first organ in 1819 at Sieseby, near Kappeln. In 1968 Marcussen & Son installed a new organ, behind the historic front. The old organparts, of quite special significance for Marcussen & Søn, were preserved, and in 1986 a the re-siting of what may be called the firm’s Opus 1 – but which strictly speaking is Opus 2 – as the choir organ in Haderslev Cathedral, was carried out. This instrument was built in 1819-20 for the church in Sieseby by Slien and is certainly the oldest preserved and the first Marcussen organ of any size, and today probably “the world’s oldest organ from a still-existing firm of organ builders” – which moreover includes several unusual and creative details of a historical nature in organ building. The Sieseby organ could to a large extent be re-sited without any significant changes to the form it had when it was rebuilt by Marcussen & Reuter in 1826. The organfront in Haderslev Cathedral is new-built, on the basis of drawings made by a Danish organ architect, Rolf Graae.

 The old photo shows the original organ in Siseby Church.




I. Manual II. Manual Pedalv
Bordun 16’
Principal 8’  *1
Gedact 8’
Principal 4’
Quinta 3’
Octave 2’
Mixtur 3 Fach  *2
Trompete 8’  B/D *3
Gedact 8’
Flöte 4’
Principal 2’
Quinte 1 1⁄2’
Octave 1’
Subbass 16’
Principal 8’
Octave 4’
Posaune 16’