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The Organ of the St Nicholas Church

organOriginally there were three organs built stepwise by a Jesuit organ builder Thomas Schwarz in the St Nicholas Church at the Lesser Town
of Prague. Two of them were preserved until today: the great Organ
at the main gallery (actually out of service due to necessary reconstruction) and the smaller one at the side gallery.

This smaller Organ was built at 1745, having two keyboards
and a pedal board with altogether 18 ranks. Since 1745 till 1956
it has been more times reconstructed, rebuilt and repaired,
even moved into other place at the gallery. But after 1990 it was completely restored by Miroslav Heger, an organ builder from
Hořovice (central Bohemia), under the supervision of diocesan organologist and the Heritage Institution. The Organ was moved
back to its original position at the side gallery and refurbished
into its original feature and specification.
Actually it is in a very good condition and it is used mainly for concerts.

 

 

 

Specification of the Organ:

 

Main Keyboard
 C - c´´´, short octave

 Principal  8´ 
 Octava  4´ 
 Quinta  3´ 
 Superoctava  2´ 
 Quinta  1 1/2´ 
 Sedecima  1´ 
 Mixtura  1 1/2´, 5 f 
 Salicional  8´ 
 Fugara  4´ 
 Waldflöte  2´ 

  Positiv
 C - c´´´, short octave

 Copula maior  8´ 
 Copula minor  4´ 
 Principal  2´ 
 Rauschquint  2 f 

  Pedal board
 C - a, short octave, 12 notes

 Subbass  16´ 
 Octavbass  8´ 
 Quintbass  6´ 
 Superoctavbass  4´

 

Tuning: Neidhard I, a´ = 440 Hz/15 °C

from http://stavebni.apha.cz/varhany-kostela-sv-mikulase-v-praze/

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Kostel sv. Mikuláše
Malostranské náměstí
Praha 1 - Malá Strana
118 00
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Tel.: (+ 420) 257 534 215
Email: info@stnicholas.cz

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