Jan Pieter Karman The Flentrop organ in the Grote Kerk at Doetinchem
het ORGEL 95 (1999), nr. 4, x-x [summary]

dtnchm.jpg (28522 bytes)On 21 March, 1945 the Grote Kerk at Doetinchem, with its Morlet organ from 1610, was destroyed. In 1952, Dirk Andries Flentrop built a new instrument; Lambert Erné was the consultant. The organ represents a milestone in Flentrop’s oeuvre: it was one of the first of his instruments with a clear ‘Werkprinzip’-structure (with free-standing pedal towers), solid woodwork and pipe shades. It is remarkable that the Rugwerk can not be coupled to the Pedal; but the Bovenwerk can be, and this provides the Pedal with some soft stops. Against Erné’s wishes, the organ got a relatively mild tonal character . The instrument is preserved in its original state.