Merzenich (D) | Saint Lawrence

Two thoughts were at the root of the musical concept of this organ: first the wish to remain anchored in the local baroque-classic style of organ building and second, the desire to enlarge the local organ landscape with a stylistically marked but no longer existing type of instrument. Therefore the starting point was given: a strongly French oriented instrument with local characteristics, just as was the custom at the time between the Rhein and Maas rivers. The concept had to be adapted to todays liturgical and concert demands. The result is an organ with a pure mechanical action of 29 stops distributed over two manuals and pedal. Even if the organ is so to speak multilingual, the French touch is unmistakable.


The final disposition of the different Werk components proved to be the best in many ways:  the Choir Organ has been put in the balustrade behind the high Great Organ which occupies the whole arcade and the pedal which cannot be seen from beneath.


The case organ has been designed by the architect Jean Joseph Keller from Mariaweiler.


Stop list

Positif de dos I


Bourdon 8'

Salicional 8'

Prestant 4'

Flûte à cheminée 4'

Nazard 2 '

Doublette 2'

Tierce 1 '

Petite fourniture III

Cromorne 8'




Grand-Orgue II


Bourdon 16'

Montre 8'

Viole de Gambe 8'

Prestant 4'

Flûte pointue 4'

Quinte 2 '

Doublette 2'

Tierce 1 '

Founiture IV

Cymbale III

Cornet IV f°

Trompette 8' basse / haute


Positif / Grand-Orgue




Soubasse 16'

Flûte 8' ext. 16'

Flûte 4' ext. 8'

Octave basse 8'

Octave 4' ext. 8'

Bombarde 16'

Trompette 8' ext. 16'


Grand-Orgue / Pédale

Positif / Pédale


Merzenich (D)
Built in
Organ builder
Guido Schumacher
Stop list
II – P, 29