Ahrend organ - Reid Concert Hall

Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh.
A 21-stop, 2-manual German organ built by  Jürgen Ahrend, Leer, Ostfriesland, 1977-78.

The firm of Ahrend, renowned for sensitive restoration of historic instruments, built the organ in the University's Reid Concert Hall in consultation with Peter Williams; it derives inspiration from early 18th-century German models.  The two manual divisions are separaately encased, but the pedal pipes share the Hauptwerk case.  The pedal board is straight and flat, the Rückpositiv stop-handles project from the case behind the player, and there are no aids to registration.  The suspended tracker action is wonderfully responsive and of particular refinement; the voicing is direct yet full of subtleties.

HAUPTWERK

Prestant ... 8
Hohlflöte ... 8
Oktave ... 4
Spitzflöte ... 4
Nasat ... 2 2/3
Oktave ... 2
Mixtur ... IV-V
Trompete ... 8


PEDAL

Subbase ... 16
Oktave ... 8
Oktave ... 4
Posaune (wood) ... 16
Trompete ... 8 

RÜCKPOSITIV

Gedackt ... 8
Prestant ... 4
Rohrflöte ... 4
Waldflöte ... 2
Quinte ... 1 1/3
Sesquialtera (from tenor g) ... II
Scharf ... IV
Dulzian ... 8
 

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Compass:  manual C-f''' ; pedal CC-F
Tremulant to whole organ
Unequal temperament
Pedal coupler to Hauptwek
Manual shove-coupler

(Organs in the University of Edinburgh, 1994)

 

Concerts where instrument was used

Title Date Performance Type
150th Anniversary of Music Class Room opening in 1859 Monday, November 23, 2009 Chamber concert, Organ Recital, Special
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 1, 1979 Reid Chamber Concert
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 25, 1991 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 22, 1991 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 29, 1991 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 6, 1992 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1979 Saturday, June 9, 1979 Bach at St Cecilia's Hall, Organ Recital
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1979 Sunday, June 10, 1979 Bach at St Cecilia's Hall, Organ Recital
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1980 Saturday, May 3, 1980 Bach at St Cecilia's Hall, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Tuesday, January 22, 1980 Solo, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 13, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, October 20, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 27, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Reid Chamber Concert
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 17, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 3, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 17, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, February 24, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 10, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Chamber Concert Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Reid Chamber Concert
Reid Organ Recital Friday, March 17, 2017 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, October 7, 2016 Organ Recital
Reid Organ Recital Friday, November 18, 2016 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert, Organ Recital
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, November 25, 2016 (Reid) Lunch-hour concert