Cornelius H. Edskes
NEWLY TRANSLATED COLOR EDITION
Arp Schnitger (1648–1719) is celebrated as the greatest organbuilder of the northern European baroque, perhaps the greatest builder of all time. From his Hamburg shop, nearly 170 organs were installed in northern Germany and the Dutch province of Groningen, in addition to those that were commissioned much further afield.
This new book offers first-rate scholarship of Schnitger’s work and the restorations of the past 40 years. The late Dutch organ historian Cornelius H. Edskes, and the German organist Harald Vogel, discuss Schnitger’s life and activity. They examine his 45 remaining instruments including complete stoplists, color photographs, and information about the lost instruments of the 20th century. Produced by the Arp Schnitger Gesellschaft and Stichting Groningen Orgelland in collaboration with Falkenberg Verlag and GOArt in Sweden, the German and Dutch editions are now joined by Joel Speerstra highest quality English translation.