Reckange-sur-Mess (L) | Saint Aldegonde

In this small and sober country church with its suprisingly good acoustic properties, the organ may be considered as the principal visual focus of the rear wall. The vault of the nave is quite low, so the organ had to be both low and broad. In an article  published by Dr. Norbert Thill on the occasion of the organ inauguration the instrument is described as follows : ...The new Schumacher-organ is very important because it steps aside from  the beaten path of traditional pipe prospect layout . The front consists of four clearly cut fields bounded by a wing-like upwardly curving moulding  which is in sharp constrast to the straight line of the pipe mouths. Especially noteworthy in this connexion are the reservedly sculpted shapes of the pipe shades which have all manner of shapes and groupings of Gregorian chant notation. Also, noteworthy is the striking effect of the colours from the rose window which shine through the Swell organ  - the Swell being encased in a box of non-reflecting quartz glass ... And  he continues :... The specification of the 20 stops has been well thought out since it is composed of the stops necessary to accompany hymns as well as of those enabling the performance of consort  literature of the different stylistic periods. In spite of the prevailing classical orientation, the presence of a string stop in every manual accomodates the performance of romantic music. Contrasting with the classical Plein jeu of the main manual we have the colourful palette of the Swell whose brilliance and clearness are unexcelled.


Stop list

Grand-Orgue I

C – g '''


Montre 8'

Bourdon 8'

Salicional 8'

Prestant 4'

Doublette 2'

Founiture IV

Trompette 8' basse/haute


Récit II

C – g '''


Flûte harmonique 8'

Flûte à cheminée 8'

Viole de Gambe 8'

Flûte octaviante 4'

Dolce 4'

Nazard 2 '

Octavin 2'

Flûte 2' g°

Tierce 1 '

Hautbois 8'





C – f '


Soubasse 16'

Flûte ouverte 8'

Basson 16'


Récit / Grand-Orgue

Grand-Orgue / Pédale

Récit / Pédale


Reckange-sur-Mess (L)
Built in
Organ builder
Guido Schumacher
Stop list
II – P, 20