|Jos Laus||A noteworthy organ for the Hofkerk in
Het ORGEL 97 (2001), nr. 6, 32-35 [summary]
At Pentecost, an organ based on the work of Maarschalkerweerd was inaugurated in the Hofkerk in Bergeijk. The original instrument was built in 1902 by MichaŽl Maarschalkerweerd for the Hervormde Kerk in Geervliet. It was pneumatic and had eight stops on one manual. In 1985, the Witte organ from the Geertekerk in Utrecht (1874) was moved to Geervliet, making the Maarschalkerweerd organ redundant.
In Bergeijk, organ builder Nico Slooff used mostly original material from other Maarschalkerweerd organs to make an instrument based on what was left of the Geervliet organ. It has mechanical action and 21 stops on two manuals and pedal. Jos Laus was consultant.
The Hofkerk had had a Van den Bijlaerdt organ since 1888. This instrument was replaced in 1940 by a new Vermeulen organ. When the parish moved to a new church in 1966, the organ was moved as well. On this occasion, it was made electropneumatic and extended. When the parish moved back to the Hofkerk, the instrument was discarded.