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Victor Timmer From Tammen to Worp: The first organists of the Schnitger organ in the Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, in the 19th century. Part 1
Het ORGEL 111 (2015), nr. 3, 3-13 [summary]


From Tammen to Worp: The first organists of the Schnitger organ in the Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, in the 19th century. Part 1
This first of three articles discusses the first four organists of the Schnitger organ in the Der Aa-kerk in Groningen after the instrument was moved from the Academiekerk. The introduction treats the period 1809-1816, the last years of the organ in the Academiekerk, from the death if Johannes Tammen to the re-inauguration if the instrument in the Der Aa-kerk. The last organist in the Academiekerk, the hitherto unknown Johannes Christianus van Dunné, is discussed. The first organist in the Der Aa-kerk was Gerrit Cretier of Amsterdam, who was not appointed in 1815 to the position of organist in the Martinikerk in Groningen (Hauff was appointed), but who with an easy second place there was subsequently offered the position in the Der A-kerk. He remained in function until his death in 1826.



Nota en handtekening van Johannes van Dunné



Carel Christiaan Antony Last "De Vischmarkt, Korenbeurs, Der Aa-kerk te Groningen" (Steendruk / Lithografie uit 1834)



Schnitger-orgel Der AA-kerk Foto: Jan Smelik