Reinhard Seeliger presents on this comprehensive DVD by Johannes Eckelmann the Sun Organ (Sonnenorgel) (Mathis 1997/2006) in St Peter and Paul in Görlitz, Germany.
The Sun Organ is a masterpiece of occidental organ building and with its playable sun stop unique in the world. The instrument was made by Eugenio Casparini from 1697 to 1703. In the course of the centuries the organ was modified several times. In 2006 a new instrument was completed by Mathis Orgelbau, Näfels (CH).
The DVD gives a unique portrait of this magnificent instrument on more than 170 variable and interesting screens. With its films, pictures, texts and sound samples it provides insights and perspectives that are generally not accessible. And with its wonderful organ music it also becomes an auditory experience.
Further features are the films about the assembly of the swell and the intonation as well as the chance to play audio samples of the sun mixtures, the baroque playing extras and every single of the 88 stops.
The organ works - complemented with visual impressions of the organ and the chruch interior - are played by Reinhard Seeliger.
- Organ works with comments
- History of the organ
- The organ builders
- Special features
- Functionality of the organ
- Audio samples of all stops
- Technical data
- Assembly of the swell, intonation
- The curch
- The organist
- The circle of friends
- Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Prelude D major
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata C major, BWV 564, introduction and pedal solo
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Adagio from toccata C major, BWV 564
- Johann Schneider (1702-1788): Theme with variations A major
- Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748): „Lobe den Herren”
- Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): 1. movement from „L' Ascension” („The Ascension”)
- Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748): Concerto H minor according to Antonio Vivaldi 3. movement
|Duration: ca. 84 min.
|Booklet: 4 pages (pictures, registrations, specification)
|Picture format: 4:3 (PAL)
|Production: 2007, 2. edition: 2008
||Information program (§ 14 JuSchG)