Nieuwe Kerk Middelburg Willem van Leeuwen organ, 1954 in Johannus Duyschot case,1693
Margaretha Christina de Jong Partite diverse sopra Vater unser 7 C.f. in Tenore
Margaretha Christina de Jong Cinq Choral Préludes - Quem Pastores Laudavere
Margaretha Christina de Jong Variations sur un Cantique
The Nieuwe Kerk dates from the 16th century, with the nearby Koorkerk abbey church dating from the 14th century. The octagonal tower, known as Lange Jan (Tall John) and also originally dating from the 14th century, burned down several times. Its 91-meter height dominates the city. The organ case of the organ in the Nieuwe Kerk came from the Old Lutheran Church in Amsterdam. In 1693 John Duytschot built a new organ for this church, the case of which was designed by the carpenter Jan Albertsz Schut. It consisted of two manuals and pedal. The shutters were painted by the German painter Hendrick Tiedemann and the sculpures made by Jasper Wageman. In 1886, the Duyschot organ of the Old Lutheran Church in Amsterdam was replaced due to defects to the wind system and the then prevailing desire for an instrument with a more orchestral sound. In 1954 the Lutheran Church donated the empty 1693 Duyschot organ case to the Reformed Church in Middelburg. Willem van Leeuwen company built a completely new organ in this Johannus Duyschot 1693 case. The pedal ranks were placed in a louvered space in the wall beside the organ case. In 2004 the Flentrop company led a major overhaul of the instrument. In 2005 the organ was completed by a total tuning. The van Leeuwen organ in the old Duyschot case now has a beautiful sound!
Margaretha Christina de Jong Cinq Choral Préludes - Veni Redemptor Gentium
Mendelssohn - Allegro d-Moll Margaretha Christina de Jong Nieuwe Kerk, Middelburg
Mendelssohn - Sonate VI d-Moll Margaretha Christina de Jong Nieuwe Kerk, Middelburg