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Sietze de Vries Four new Dutch organs, part 2: two designs with a swellbox – Dutch romanticism?
Het ORGEL 111 (2015), nr. 2, 26-33 [summary]



In the second part of this article, the organ by Pels & Van Leeuwen in the Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis in ’s-Hertogenbosch and that by J.L. van den Heuvel in the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk in Dordrecht are treated. The instrument in the hospital in Den Bosch (18 sounding stops on Hoofdwerk, Positief, & Pedal) is striking in its modern look, which matches the striking appearance of the chapel. The Hoofdwerk has a quasi-baroque disposition, while the Zwelwerk has a romantic concept.
The organ of Van den Heuvel in Dordrecht has 24 sounding stops on Hoofdwerk, Zwelwerk, and Pedal, and is placed in a niche above the pulpit. Despite the French-symphonic orientation, the instrument has a number of typically Dutch elements.



Photos: Jan Smelik

's Hertogenbosch Jeroen Bosch Hospital








Dordrecht Christelijk Gereformeerde kerk