Wilhelm Sauer organ (1893) in the Bremer Dom/ St. Petri Cathedral
An excerpt from one of my diploma recitals, playing Invocation from Reger's Second Sonata.
Gottfried Silbermann organ (1732) in the West Crypt of the same church
Also from the same recital, a Canzone by Salvatore.
Jürgen Ahrend and Gerhard Brunzema organ (1962) in St. Martini Church, Bremen
Although the organ isn't old, it was built into a facade (the part of the organ you can see, the case) from the 16th century! My teacher calls it "one of the best organs in Germany for playing the music of Bach and the Baroque".
here I'm playing the Bach Prelude and Fugue in G-minor, BWV 535
van der Putten organ (2002) in the Walle Church, Walle-Bremen
This organ is also new, but built after models of historic organs, so one could say it "sounds old". In a good way.
Here is a close-up of the keyboards, with the sub-semi tones (those extra, raised "black" keys - which in this case are white). They enable one to be able play either G# or A-flat, D# or E-flat, which on an organ tuned in mean-tone temperament, are different notes. Pretty tricky to get used to at first!
Erasmus Bielfeldt organ (1734) in the St. Wilhaldi church, Osterholz-Schambeck
Arp Schnitger organ (1693-94) in the Findorffkirche, Grasberg
Organs elsewhere in Germany
Arp Schnitger organ(1680) at St. Peter und Paul church in Cappel
Would you like to stay in an apartment beside this church, and practice all day and night on this amazing instrument? My friend Beth can tell you how!
Arp Schnitger organ (1693) at St. Jacobi Church, Hamburg
from another of my diploma recitals, playing Buxtehude's Praeludium in D minor
Arp Schnitger organ (1710/1782) in St. Georg Church, Weener
from a recital I played in Feb of 2009, Scheidemann's Verbum caro factum est
Arp Schnitger organ (1688) at St. Pankratius church in Hamburg-Neuenfelde
This is the church where the organ builder, Arp himself, is buried,
Arp Schnitger organ (1688) at St. Ludgeri church in Norden
Arp Schnitger organ (1687) at St. Martini et Nicolai/ St. Martin church in Steinkirchen
Here we see the relieved recitalist, after the concert, with her husband and in-laws
Gottfried Silbermann organ (1710-14) in St. Marien Church/ Freiberger Dom, in Freiberg, Germany
Sherer organ (1722-24) in St. Stephan, Tangermünde
Klapmeyer organ (1730) in St. Nicolai, Altenbruch
Anonymous organ (1659) in the Reformed Church in Uttum
Fürtwangler und Hammer organ (1916) in the Dom/Cathedral in Verden
a recording I made of Durufle's Scherzo
Organs in other countries
The transept organ at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam
Ahrend/Brunzema build the organ in 1964-65 inside the original organ case from 1658.
Organs in the USA
Max Schuelke organ (1909) in St. Stanislaus Shrine Church in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
From a concert I played in July of 2009 for the Organ Historical Society National Convention, Karg-Elert's Choral Prelude on "Aus tiefer Not"
Martin Pasi organ (2004) at St. Paul and the Redeemer Church in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood (USA)
This is from a concert I played in Sept of 2008, as part of the AGO International Year of the Organ. I am playing Bach's newly discovered Chorale Fantasy on "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns haelt"
Casavant Freres organ (1980) in the First United Church of Oak Park, Illinois (USA)
This is where I worked as church musician for five years from 1999 to 2004.
-a recording I made of Tournemire's Improvisation on Victamae paschali