Ixelles (Brussels, B) | La Cambre Abbey

The restoration of the Walcker organ in La Cambre constitutes a veritable première: it is not only the first electric action organ ever classified as historical landmark in Belgium, but it is also the first one of its type to have been restored along strict historicist parameters of preservation.


It was in 1930 under guidance of the renowned Canon Van Nuffel from the Lemmens Institute of Malines that the acquisition of a new organ with electric action was decided for. The international reputation of the Walcker Company deserved them the grant of the contract for building an instrument according to top-modern aesthetical concepts of its era. It was expected not only to offer highest comfort to the player with state-of-the-art technology but it should also be dressed soberly with a modern pipe-less case designed by G.Chr. Veraart and E. Richir and built by the brothers Georges and Michael Verstraete from Rumbeke. Flor Peeters, legendary organist and composer, played the dedication recital on the 7th march 1931 in presence of Queen Elizabeth.


Stop list



Bourdon 16'

Montre 8'

Salicional 8'

Bourdon 8'

Prestant 4'

Flûte ouverte 4'

Doublette 2'

Cornet 8' III-V

Trompette 8'


II / I


Super II / I

Super III / I

Sub III / I


Positif expressif


Principal 8'

Flûte harmonique 8'

Quintatoen 8'

Principal 4'

Cor de chamois 4'

Nazard 2 ⅔'

Piccolo 2'

Tierce 1 '

Larigot 1 '

Voix humaine 8'




Super II / II

Sub II / II


Récit expressif


Quintatoen 16'

Montre Violon 8'

Bourdon doux 8'

Gambe 8'

Voix Céleste 8'

Flûte octaviante 4'

Octavin 2'

Fourniture III-IV

Bombarde 16'

Trompette 8'

Hautbois 8'

Clairon 4'


Super III / III






Contrebasse 16'

Soubasse 16'

Bourdon 16'

Octave 8'

Violoncelle 8'

Flûte 4'

Bombarde 16'

Trompette 8'


I / P

II / P


Super III / P


Range: Manuals 61 notes C-c'''' – Pedal 32 notes C-g'

Accessories: 4 fixed combinations – general crescendo

Case : Oak

Elsene / Ixelles (Brussel / Bruxelles, B)
Built in
1931 / 2011
Organ builder
Eberhard Friedrich Walcker / Guido Schumacher
Stop list
III – P, 39