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Rogér van Dijk & Cees van der Poel Two Franssen organs restored
Het ORGEL 110 (2014), nr. 5, 24-37 [summary]



Of the substantial oeuvre of the organ building family Franssen there is relatively little preserved. Many of their instruments were lost due to fire, war, and simple removal, the last being fed by a lack of stylistic understanding and (actual or alleged) bad quality. With the recently completed reconstruction and restoration of two Franssen organs, we are better able to make acquaintance with the sound world of these builders. The instrument in the Munsterkerk in Roermond, which was inaugurated in June, 1891, was restored in 2009-11 by Verschuren Orgelbouw of Heythuysen. The organ in the parish church Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Onbevlekt Ontvangen [Our Lady Immaculately Conceived] in Den Haag, finished in April, 1906, was restored in 2011 by Adema’s Kerkorganbouw.



Den Haag Elandstraatkerk Foto's Jan Smelik















Roermond Munsterkerk Foto's Verschueren orgelbouw