17,774 Pipes, 233 Stops, 4 Consoles!
Passau Cathedral in Germany has claimed the world’s largest church organ since the Steinmeyer firm installed 206 ranks in 1928. Rebuilt 1978-81, the instrument is actually five independent organs located throughout the cathedral. Three have mechanical-action consoles and all may be played from a 5M electric console. Helga Schauerte plays them in works which demonstrate their various national styles: German, Italian, French; with some of the French works and a Reger piece using combinations or all of the organ(s). Imported by OHS.