Saints-Pierre-and-Paul - Rosheim

Restoration of the André Silbermann 1734 -Stiehr 1859 - organ in the Saints-Pierre-et-Paul church in Rosheim

The restoration of this organ, which could have been considered routine, turned out to be one of the most complex and instructive, both in terms of restoring the pipes and voicing. While the position of the instrument and the modifications made between 1859 and 1863 by Stiehr may disappoint Silbermann enthusiasts, we came across a wealth of information about Silbermann organ pipes along our work.

Our experience of restoring and rebuilding Silbermann organs has enabled us to appreciate the incredible state of conservation of the pipes and its special features. In terms of pipe feature and voicing, this is undoubtedly one of the most important examples of Silbermann organ. Only the Cornet Plein-Jeu pipes from the organ in the Musée des Arts Décoratif, or the Cornet d'Écho pipes from Marmoutier, can rival the Rosheim pipes in terms of André Silbermann's art of voicing. We can even confirm that the Grand-Orgue is in its original condition, with the original foot openings, teeth and labium heights.

The photos show Silbermann's extraordinarily well-preserved 8' Montre pipes and André Silbermann's Pedal windchests, with Stiehr's mechanic and windchests behind.

20 stops, II manuals, Pedal

Grand Orgue
48 notes (CD – c’’’) 
Positif intérieur
48 notes (CD – c’’’)
(24 notes CD – c’)
Montre 8’Bourdon 8’Sub-Bass 16’
Bourdon 8’Salicional 8’Flûte 8’
Gambe 8’Octave 4’Trombone 8’
Prestant 4’Flûte 4’ 
Flûte 4’Flageolet  2’ 
Nazard 2 2/3’Cromorne 8’ 
Doublette 2’  
Cornet 5 rgs  
Fourniture 3 rgs  
Trompette 8’ B+D  
Voix humaine 8’  

Accouplement II/I 

Tremblant doux

Stiehr built this instrument in 1859, based on the last instrument made by André Silbermann in 1734.