build by Friedrich Weigle; in care of our company for more than 20 years

year of completion: 1948

The church St. Johannes in Stuttgart’s west end

On April 30th in 1876 the church St. Johannes was inaugurated. The church is located near the “Feuersee” a little “fire water” lake downtown. It turned out to be the masterpiece of the builder, Christian von Leins. It was the first church to be built in Stuttgart after the reformation. The building lies very impressively on a peninsula near the waterside of the lake. The building officer designed it as an early gothic cathedral with fine articulated shapes that were used in the “High Gothic period. Unfortunately all the windows, the roof, arches and the spire were destroyed during World War II.

The organ in St. Johannes

Great: on the right side, two stories on top of each other. Positive: in the center, upper story in the back. Swell: on the left, two stories on top of each other. Pedal: 4 wind chests, one behind each chest of the Great and the Swell inside, two chests along the sides, outside. Our company has been doing all service and maintenance work over the last 20 years.

Performed works in 2005

Major Service

•     All necessary work on pipes, action and case parts

Pneumatic

•     Checking and regulation of the pneumatic chest relays
•     Replacement of all leather membranes located at the boards underneath the cones.

Electricity

•     Installation of a BUS Pre-set combination coupler system with 14336 combinations in 7 blocs. The design of the key desk remained the same, only the free combination set switches were removed. They have been kept and stored in an archive as were the old cables.
•     Cancel button for each division (Windladenabsteller). That way, only chests with pulled stops are pressured. That way, unnecessary noise and wear is limited. The electrical current supply of each chest is individually separated and fused. Hence, it conforms to the latest safety regulations. The old wiring harnesses were kept. All electr. switches and magnets for the chest relays and the stops had to be regulated and set.
•     Additional 2 octave couplers: III / P 4’, III / III 16’
•     Renewal of the three manual keyboards.

Voicing

•     Complete re-voicing of all stops, without changing the overall existing sound
•     Replacement of Krummhorn 8’ by Klarinette 8’
•     Re-assembly of the Scharff from 2/3’ to 1’
•     Complement and re-activate the Cornett 2’ in the pedal


HAUPTWERK, MANUAL I C-g’’’
Prinzipal   16'
Quintatön   16'
Prinzipal   8'
Gedackt   8'
Gemshorn   8'
Salicional   8'
Oktave   4'
Nachthorn   4'
Quinte   2 2/3'
Oktave   2'
Mixtur 6 f.  
Scharff 3-4 f.  
Kornett 5 f.  
Fagott   16'
Trompete   8'
Klarine   4'
POSITIV, MANUAL II C-g’’’
Lieblich Gedackt   8'
Spitzflöte   8'
Prinzipal   4'
Rohrflöte   4'
Oktave   2'
Quintflöte   1 1/3'
Schweizerpfeife   1'
Scharff 4 f.  
Sesquialter 2 f.  
Krummhorn   8'
SCHWELLWERK, MANUAL III C-g’’’
Pommer   16'
Prinzipal   8'
Flöte   8'
Quintatön   8'
Dulcian   8'
Oktave   4'
Blockflöte   4'
Querflöte   4'
Nasat   2 2/3'
Oktave   2'
Gemshorn   2'
Terzflöte   1 3/5'
Sifflöte   1'
Schreipfeife 3 f.  
Mixtur 5 f.  
Terzzimbel 3 f.  
Dulcian   16'
Oboes   8'
SCHWELLWERK
Kontrabass   32'
Prinzipalbass   16'
Violonbass   16'
Subbass   16'
Oktavbass   8'
Flötenbass   8'
Oktavbass   4'
Bauernflöte   2'
Hintersatz 5 f.   4'
Posaune   16'
Trompete   8'
Klarine   4'
Cornett   2'
Basszink 4 f.   5 1/3'

KOPPELN


II/I, III/I, III/II
III/P 4’, III/III 16’ neu!
I/Ped, II/Ped, III/Ped
Zungen einzeln ab, Koppeln einzeln aus Walze,Principal- / Weit- / Zungenchor aus Walze, Handregister / Walze ab, 2 freie Kombinationen + 2 Pedalkombinationen, Pleno, Tutti, Tremulant III.Manual, Walze.