The Grand Pipe Organs of the Grand Duchy
This year brings a second incursion into the world of music: this series of special postage stamps once again illustrates four pipe organs of the country.
The church of Niederwiltz owns the very first Eisenbarth-organ built for Luxembourg, consecrated in 1997. A three-manual instrument of 39 stops, built on the lines of a synthesis between French symphonic-romantic as well as French classical style, incorporating a light reference to Spain and selective connotations of southern-German baroque sound ideals. An organ with unquestionable orchestral potential, introducing a necessary esthetic renewal in the landmarks of northern Luxembourg. Among its many characteristic features are the double-mouthed Jubalflute 8’, a very efficient swellbox, excellent reed-voicing, altogether bathing in a resolutely lyrical surrounding of smoothly voiced principals and flutes, always close to the charming touch of mellow south German and Italian mixtures and mutation stops. A Festival has since been created around the instrument.
|Price of the series:||3,10 + 0,50 = 3,60 €|
|Layout:||Advantage Communication S.A.|
|Printing:||Multicoloured high-resolution offset by CARTOR SECURITY PRINT SA, La Loupe (F).|
|Size:||40 x 31.5 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated borders.|