Pipe Organ

The pipe organ installed in the concert hall of the Lublin Philharmonic was built by a renown and widely appreciated organ-building company Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau GmbH founded in 1820. The stop list was designed by the Managing Director Matthias Schuke, whereas its ultimate timbre was consulted with the then organist of the Philharmonic, Robert Brodacki. The instrument has 51 stops (including 10 reed pipes), 3 manuals and a pedal, mechanical tracker action and electronic register control system; the total number of pipes is 3904. A considerable convenience for artists playing the organ is Setzer (electronic memory system manufactured by Heuss company) recording up to 64 combinations and enabling rapid changes of entire sound planes by pressing only one button. The crescendo roll allows for fluent dynamic changes by gradually turning on/off individual organ stops, whereas enclosure of one section of the instrument (Schwellwerk) in the swell box and its placement in the rear recess allows for subtle adjustment of timbre intensity on the third manual. The entire instrument is incorporated into an effective and very sensibly designed façade, which on the one hand comprises a beautiful and central decoration of the stage, and on the other, due to suspension of the instrument on a steel frame, considerably reduces the usable area. In terms of artistic quality, overall timbre was designed to allow for performance of old French and German music, as well as French music of the late Romantic and contemporary eras in the original style, which – due to frequent use of very sublime combinations of sound colours – is the greatest challenge for the organ and for the performer. Connection of specific sections of the instrument to relevant manuals (Schwellwerk – III, Unterwerk – II, Hauptwerk – I) also enables very accurate rendition of organ music works representing a wide variety of musical eras.