Königsberg, Haberberger Kirche


Königsberg, Haberberger Kirche


This organ was built by A.G.Casparini in the years 1752 - 1754 (BACHTIN & DOLIESEN 1998: 130). The organ had 48 stops, 3 manuals and free pedals. In 1902, the organ builder Sauer from Frankfurt/Oder built a new organ into the old case. On the picture below (from BOETTICHER 1897), the pipes of A. G. Casparini are still in place.


Königsberg, Haberberger Kirche


Acknowledgements go to Mr. Krzysztof Urbaniak for attending me to the sources of the stoplist of this organ.


The stop-list according to LANGHANS (1852: 134-135) was:

haupt-Manual Ober-Manual Pedal
Bordun 16 Quintatön 16 Majorbaß 32
Trombon 16 Dulcian 16 Principalbaß 16
Principal 8 Principal amab. 8 Subbaß 16
Salicional 8 Unda maris 8 Posaunenbaß 16
hohlflöte 8 Quintatön 8 Principalbaß 8
Trompete 8 Flauto major 8 Violon 8
Octave 4 Octave 4 Flötbaß 8
Spielflöte 4 Flauto minor 4 Trompetbaß 8
Superoctave 2 Superoctave 2 Octav 4
Nachthorn 2 Nasat 3 Blockflöte 4
Sesquialter II Quinte 1 1/2 Schalmey 4
Flageolet 1 Tertia 1 3/5 Gemshorn 2
Quinte 3 Mixtur IV Waldflöte 2
Mixtur V Glockenspiel Füllbaß 10 2/3
Tremulant Sperrventil Sperrventil
Sperrventil Sine me nihil


This organ was known as one of the most rich and beautiful organs built by A. G. Casparini. On the picture below, it is seen how the low-roofed church (typical of Königsberg churchbuilding-style) dictates the construction of the wide organ case, almost lacking any vertical lines.

It is indeed unfortunate that Königsberg was damaged so heavily in WWII. Although the church survived the bombings of 1944, it was totally destroyed during the heavy fights of the German and Sowjet armies of 1945.


Königsberg, Haberberger Kirche