St. Vitus organ device

The romantic organ in the St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral

On May 12, 1929 the completed Prague Cathedral of St Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert was consecrated by the bishop Antonín Sedlák. According to B. A. Wiedermann’s plans, a monumental 5 manual organ was to be placed there.

There was a tender and a Czech company by J. Mölzer won with their bid of 1 737 000 CZK. Because of the finances only a double manual organ was built at the bottom level of Wohlmut’s gallery. Later the organ was enlarged with another manual.

Mölzer’s romantic organ, together with the furnishings, creates a harmonic unity. The fact that the organ was preserved in an almost unchanged condition is very rare. During the years 1999 - 2001 the organ went through a difficult restoration by Kánský - Brachtl company from Krnov and on March 30, 2001 it was ready to be played. The organ has 3 manuals, 58 vocal registers and 4 475 pipes. The general restoration was funded by the Prague Castle Administration and it cost 5 000 000 CZK.

 

Vocal register composition

I. Manuál

63. BOURDON - 16

64. PRINCIPÁL - 8

65. OKTÁVA - 8

66. VIOLA - 8

67. ROH - 8

68. DOLCE - 8

69. FLÉTNA DUTÁ - 8

70. FLÉTNA JEMNÁ - 8

71. KRYT HRUBÝ - 8

72. TROMBA - 8

73. CLAIRON - 4

74. PRESTANT - 4

75. FLÉTNA ROURK. - 4

76. KVINTA ŠUST. - 2 2/3

77. MIXTURA - 2 2/3

 

II. Manuál

78. MIXTURA - 2 2/3

79. TERCIE - 1 3/5

80. PICOLA - 2

81. KVINTA - 2 2/3

*82. KVINTA - 5 1/3

83. FUGARA - 4

84. COPULA - 4

85. AEOLUS - 8

86. ROH. FRANC. - 8

87. DULCIANA - 8

88. PRINCIPÁL - 16

89. SALICET - 16

90. SALICIONÁL - 8

91. TIBIA - 8

92. AMABILIS - 8

93. PORTUNÁL - 8

94. KRYT DVOJITÝ - 8

*95. VIOLON - 8

96. DIAPASON - 8

 

III. Manuál

97. KVINTATON - 16

98. PRINCIPÁL (HOUSL.) - 8

99. PRINCIPÁL FLÉT. - 8

100. GAMBA - 8

101. AEOLINA - 8

102. VOIX CELEST - 8

*103. ROH LESNÍ - 8

104. KRYT JEMNÝ - 8

105. FLÉTNA SÓLOVÁ - 8

106. KLARINET - 8

107. HOBOE - 8

108. VIOLINO - 4

109. FLÉTNA TRAVERSA - 4

110. OKTÁVA - 4

111. KVINTA - 2 2/3

112. FLAGEOLET - 2

113. TERCIE - 1 3/5

 

Pedál

1. BOMBARD - 16

2. VIOLONBAS - 16

3. SUBBAS - 16

4. KRYT TICHÝ - 16

5. BAS FLÉTNOVÝ - 8

6. BAS OKTÁVOVÝ - 8

7. CELLO - 8

Pomocné rejtříky

8. Vypínač jazyků

9. Vypínač rejtříků

10. Vypínač 16’

11. Vypínač crescenda

12. Spojka rejstř. k VK

13. VK I

14. VK II

15. VK III

16. VK IV

17. VK V

 

Spojky

18. I/P - 8

19. II/P - 8

20. III/P - 8

21. P/P - 4

22. II/I - 8

23. II/I - 16

24. II/I - 4

25. III/I - 8

26. III/I - 16

27. III/I - 4

28. I/I - 16

29. I/I - 4

30. III/II - 8

31. III/II - 16

32. III/II - 4

33. II/II - 16

34. II/II - 4

35. III/III - 16

36. III/III - 4

37. P/III

38. Spojka generální

39. Ped. piano II

40. Ped. piano III

41. Tremolo II

42. Tremolo III

43. - 62. Neobsazeno

114. – 134. Neobsazeno