This organ was built in 1630 for the pilgrimage church of Thalkirchen near Munich. After the foundation of the Deutsches Museum the organ was transferred there in 1908 and is one of the most valuable music instruments there ever since. The instrument was digitally documented in our institute as a pilot project, completed in 2006.
The organ of Maria-Thalkirchen is one of the few organs completely preserved in all parts built before 1650. So the Deutsches Museum possesses one of the oldest monuments of technical organ history. It offers the rare opportunity to study the engineering as well as the esthetic art of organ building over the ages.
The results of our documentation were published in a PhD dissertation (in German):
Margarete Madelung, Zwei süddeutsche Orgeln aus dem frühen 17. Jahrhundert: Quellenforschung, Dokumentation, kulturhistorische Interpretation.
CAD drawings of the present state of the organ
Boriscope photographs Maria Thalkirchen, face pipes, upper labia
Boriscope photography lower labium Mixtur pipe, boriscope photography lower labium front pipe, the first with measurements.
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