Church of the Ascension Augusta Victoria

Organ nb. 14 | Organ of the Church of the Ascension – Augusta Victoria

The organ at the chapel of the Augusta Victoria hospital is the property of the German Lutheran Church. It was built by Sauer and inaugurated in 1910. It is a romantic German organ unique in its type in the Middle East. In fact, having a total of 23 stops, it has five 16’s and twelve 8’s. Except the Cornet and the Schalmei 8′ of the Great division, all the stops of this organ are foundations and flutes.

The organ was repaired in 1991; Schuke, the german organ-builder who was given the responsibility of the task rigorously respected the character of the instrument without bringing to it the least modification. Now the organ is in an excellent condition. It is located on the central gallery of the nave. The case is made of dark oak without any decorations. The acoustics of the church are very impressive – about 5 seconds.
The original foot blower still exists and it is operational, although the organ has been electrified long ago.

Description of the organ

Disposition 23  stops

First manual G.O

Bordun 16′
Rohrflöte 4′
Principal 8′
Octave 4′
Flute 8′
Schalmei 8′
Gemshorn 8′
Cornet III-IV

Second Manual Swell enclosed

Gedeckt 16′
Fugara 4′
Principal 8 ‘
Flauto Dolce 4′
Lieblich Gedeckt 8′
Fernflöte 8′
Voix Celeste 8′
Flautino 2′
Aeoline 8’

Pedal upright
Subbass 16′
Gedeckt 8′
Violon 16′
Cello 8′
Principal 16′
Octave 8′

Couplers II/I, II/P, I/P

Mechanical manuals and stop action