The Grand Pipe Organs of the Grand Duchy
An imposing musical instrument, the organ derives its name from the Greek word organon, simply signifying tool or instrument. But the organ has also seen many metaphorical names over the course of centuries, such as “king of instruments”, maidservant of the Lord, and even bagpipes of the Devil.
Conservatory in Luxembourg–Merl
Georg Westenfelder conceived the organ for the Grand Auditorium of the Music Conservatory in Luxembourg–Merl in 1985, an organ with 53 stops on 3 manuals, tending stylistically towards the “universally suitable” organ: stops with French-symphonic definition, German-baroque and Nordic elements as well as components coming from the romantic period are intelligently ranked. A slight Hispanic influence is evidenced by the horizontal reeds of the “Chamade” stop, standing out of the organ case. An organ equally useable for solo literature as well as performances with orchestras, and first of all the centre of gravity for the organ classes taking place in the house. The very first comprehensive concert-hall organ for Luxembourg and the region, it is perfectly balanced to suit the excellent acoustics of the hall.
|Price of the series:||3,10 + 0,50 = 3,60 €|
|Artwork:||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.|