Peter van Dijk The organ in Overlangbroek and the organmaker Albertus van Os
Het ORGEL 104 (2008), nr. 3, 14-31 [summary]

The organ in the Protestant Church in Overlangbroek (prov. Utrecht) was restored in 2007.   Until the restoration it was uncertain who had built the instrument;  it appeared to be a south Dutch organ from around 1770.  Study of the pitch names inscribed on the pipes and comparison of these with those in other organs makes it very probable that the builder was Albertus van Os (17??-1773).  The organ in Overlangbroek is thus the first of his instruments to be rediscovered.  The present author was able to attribute a second instrument to him:  it is in the Musical Instrument Museum of the University of Leipzig, and is in shape and structure almost identical to the organ in Overlangbroek.  The article includes an outline of the life and works of Van Os.

Photo's Overlangbroek: Jan Smelik


Overlangbroek


Overlangbroek


Overlangbroek


Overlangbroek


Overlangbroek


Leipzig, Museum für Musikinstrumenten (Foto: Volkmar Herre)

Photo's Gapinge: Janco Schout

Gapinge

Gapinge

Gapinge



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Organ in Christengemeente in Den Haag Photo: Anton Bogaarts.