The rebuild and extension of the organ was completed in May 2018. Partly reuse of pipes from the former organ: Frederiksborg Orgelbyggeri 1966/P. Bruhn & Søn 1991. The organ originally had 28 stops, now extended to 42 stops (indluding two transmitted stops). The console is new and the combination system is updated. New organ cases for Rückpostive and Swell organ. The main case, of the Great and Pedal, has been partly renewed, with higher pipe fronts.
David Butterworth (NDSO) performs Fantasia and Fugue in G op. 22 – C. Hubert. H. Parry.
David Butterworth (NDSO) performs Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ Alain – Maurice Duruflé
The result is extremely successful and it feels a lot like a whole new instrument. A few components are reused. The Marcussen team has succeeded in creating a perfect connection between old and new. The tonal fusion is perfect, and the large and colorful outline gives almost unprecedented possibilities of expression in both liturgical and concerts.
A few disparities of the previous instrument have been eliminated, and all the works of the organ now appear well balanced and in harmony.
From the declaration of approval when rebuilding and extending the organ in the Trinity Church, Trinity Sogn, Skads Provsti, Ribe Stift, June 2018
The craftsmanship of the restoration / reconstruction is convincing and the work is done with accomplished and in the right" spirit "- done with great experience, understanding and consciousness of traditions.
With the special dimensions and very long mechanical connections, the organ has always been demanding to play. With the recent work done the pipe organ is - probably better than ever – and it that corresponds naturally to the rich, healthy and solid sound impressions.
The competent, very patient-minded intonation work deserves great praise.
Brødremenighedens kirke in Christiansfeld
In the declaration of approval from May 2017 it is stated that
The results of the restoration are in every way extremely successful"
“The craftsmanship and the materials used are of high class and nothing is left to chance. The sound is in perfect balance - a tone that is nuanced in relation to the size of the organ, where both registrations and tutti are characterized by fullness, breadth and gravity - and by great beauty
Restoration of the organ in Dråby Church, Syddjurs Provist, Aarhus Stift.
From the approval declaration, restoration report October 2017:
The unique Marcussen character is not to be mistaken. This pipe organ has got its own unique personality and is to be considered among the best of international concert hall organs.
The result is not perceived a copy or a compromise, but as a coherent whole of "universal" character.
The intonation work is done at the highest level; the organ sounds convincingly big - but in addition simply remarkably beautiful.
Quote from the Declaration of Approval, November 2014
Bordun 16’ · transmission fra svelleværk
Principal 8′ nye piber, C-Cs Quin.komb. med Træfl. 8’, D-a i facaden
Træfløjte 8′ · gl. piber
Oktav 4′ · nye piber
Spidsfløjte 4′ · nye piber
Quint 2 2/3′ · nye piber
Oktav 2′ · nye piber
Cornet 2 2/3’ (fælles med reg.nr. 19) og gl. piber: 2 2/3’ forkortet til 2’ +1 3/5’
Mixtur IV · nye piber
Trompet 8′ · gl. facade trompet placeret som indvendige piber
Principal 4’ · nye piber i facade
Fugara 8’ · fra c, · brugte piber i kirkens besiddelse
Gedakt 8’ · gl. piber, ny pibe HH
Quintatøn 8’ · brugte piber i kirkens besiddelse
Rørfløjte 4’ · gl. piber, ny pibe HH
Fløjte 2’ · gl. piber, fra Cornet, ny pibe HH
Sesquialtera I-III C 2’ (fælles med Fløjte 2), fra c med gl. piber c-h 2 2/3’ +2’, fra c1 2 2/3’ + 2’ + 1 3/5’
Scharf II · gl. piber fra hovedværk mixtur
Vox humana 8′ · nye piber
Bordun 16′ · nye piber C-h
Bordun 8’ . gl. piber
Gamba 8′ · C-H nye piber, fra c gl. piber
Vox Angelica 8’ · fra c, gl. piber
Oktav 4’ · gl. piber
Traversfløjte 4’ · nye piber, overblæsende fra c1
Quint 2 2/3’ · gl. piber
Waldfløjte 2’ · gl. piber
Terts 1 3/5’ · gl. piber
Mixtur III · nye piber 2’ 1 1/3’ 1’ ,ikke repeterende
Fagot 16’ · nye piber, C-H ½ længde, tragtformet, fra c 1/1 længde
Trompet 8’ · nye piber
Obo 8’ · nye piber
Subbas 16’ · nye piber, (C-G tilsluttes ny ventilkasse)
Gedakt 16’ · transmission fra svelleværkets Bordun 16’ C-f1
Oktavbas 8′ · nye piber, af 75% tin i facaden C-A
Gedakt 8′ · gl. piber
Oktav 4′ · nye piber af 60% tin
Quintatøn 4’ · gl. piber
Nathorn 2′ · gl. piber
På selvstændig vindlade:
Basun 16′ · nye piber
Trompet 8′ · kombineret med Basun 16′
Trompet 4′ · kombineret med Basun 16’/Trompet 8′