Amsterdam's Oude Kerk
The transept organ of Amsterdamís Oude Kerk was built by Jurgen Ahrend to fill the existing case of an organ built by Hans Wolff Schonat in 1657 which replaced a previous Niehoff organ. Schonat used many Niehoff pipes. Though all of the pipes in the resulting organ were removed in 1821, about half of them still exist in another organ. Using the existing pipework as a model, Ahrend reconstructed the organ to a stoplist recorded by Hess in 1774 and added a 2í Gemshoorn. The present instrument was completed in 1965. In 2002 Flentrop re-tuned it to a meantone temperament.
The pieces played here by Gustav Leonhardt were recorded before the original tuning was altered and those by Matteo Imbruno were recorded after the adaptation to meantone.
As the CD booklet notes, the selected works center around Sweelinck and the Italian influences felt in the Netherlands.
Gustav Leonhardt plays
Herr Christ, der einig Gottessohn
Toccata in G
A. VAN NOORDT
Matteo Imbruno plays
Toccata in C
Ballo del granduca
Echo Fantasia in a
Three Variations on Daphne
Three Variations on Psalm 23
Erbarme dich mein, O Herre Gott
Surrexit pastor bonus (after Lassus)