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Paulus kirke Oslo

Church exterior

Paulus kirke (Paulus church) is a church located in Oslo, built in 1892.

The church is made ​​of brick and has about 500 seats. It is inspired by the German Gothic style and has a high narrow tower above the entrance, which faces east. Paulus Kirke was designed by the architect Henrik Bull in 1889, and restorations of the church were made ​​in 1917-18 and in 1972. Paulus kirke is the parish church for Grünerløkka.


The organ at Paulus kirke was designed by the German organbuilder Albert Hollenbach and was built in 1893. An organ of two manuals and pedals (tracker action), it was pumped manually until an electric blower was installed in 1919.

In the early 1930s, the organ was enlarged by 7 stops (II/P 25), and its tonal properties were altered. A pneumatic swell was fitted to house these 7 extra stops.

The organ underwent an expansion in 1943 - carried out by Olsen & Jørgensen. Its enlargement made it a four manual & pedal organ with 45 stops (with 17 transmission stops).

Most recently, it was restored by Schuke. It now consists of 48 stops and 17 transmission stops. Their work consisted of: 'Designing of a new facade, installation of two new swell boxes, complete restoration of the console, wind chests and pipes, installation of an additional mobile console.'

[sources: wikipedia; http://www.schuke-berlin.de]

Current organEdit

Builder: Hollenbach (1893); Jørgensen (1943); Schuke - 2010

Division Stop Name Length (ft) Notes
I Principal 16' New
Bourdon 16' (4)
Principal 8' (4)
Hohlfløyte 8' (4)
Dolce 8' (4)
Oktav 4' (4)
Rörfløyte 4' (5)
Oktav 2' (6)
Kvint 2 2/3' (6)
Mixtur 4-fag (6)
Fagott 16' (8)
Trompet 8' (6)
Oboe 8' (8)
Schalmey 4' (8)
II (enc.) Gemshorn 16' (7)
Geigenprincipal 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Gemshorn 8' (7)
Salicional 8'
Kvintatøn 8'
Vox Retusa 8'
Fugara 4'
Spissfløyte 4' (7)
Schwiegel 2' (7)
Siffløyte 1' (7)
Nassat 2 2/3'
Ters 1 3/5'
Cymbel 4-fag
Cromorne 8'
Tremolo
III (enc.) Principal 8'
Solofløyte 8'
Viola d'amore 8'
Voix Célèste 8'
Flûte Traverso 4'
Flûte Pastorale 4'
Piccolo 2'
Kornett 5-fag
Sesquialtera 2-fag
Fagott 16' (8)
Frenchhorn [sic] 8'
Oboe 8' (8)
Schalmey 4' (8)
Tremolo
IV (enc.) Salicional 16' (Pedal)
Fløyte 8'
Viola d'amore 8'
Voix Célèste 8'
Fjernfløyte 4'
Flageolett 2'
Cymbel 3-fag
Horn 8'
Vox Humana 8' New pipes
Tremolo
Pedal Akustisk 32' (1), (2)
Kontrabass 16' (3)
Violonbass 16' (3)
Subbass 16' (2)
Gemshorn 16' (7)
Cello 8' (3)
Gemshorn 8' (7)
Koralbass 4' (2)
Gemshorn 4' (7)
Basun 16' (3)
Fagott 16' (8)
Oboe 8' (8)
Schalmey 4' (8)
Singend Kornett 2' (2)
(1) 10 2/3' + Subbass 16'
(2) Front pedal chest
(3) Rear pedal chest
(4) Front chest
(5) Middle chest
(6) Rear chest
(7) Gemshorn unit
(8) Fagott unit

Couplers: TBC

Other notes

Crescendo roller

Swell boxes for II, III, IV

Mobile console in addition to original console

Mobile console 'is equipped with a processor-controlled integrated coupler- and communication system and a processor-controlled memory system with up to 30.000 combinations and a USB-port for external storage of combinations.'

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