Pipe Organ

  • Pipe Organ

    The commanding presence at the head of the stage in the Concert Hall is Kyoto Concert Hall’s 90-stop pipe organ, built by eminent German organ builders Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. KG. A pump sucks air into the organ, and the organist uses the instrument’s four manuals and pedal-board to manipulate its flow at will – and mere air is suddenly transformed into a grand and opulent tapestry of living sound.
    The pipe organ traces its roots to ancient Rome, where it provided music for imperial court rituals, and thence to the Christian church, which incorporated its use into religious services and developed it further; and now this majestic instrument has found its way to Kyoto – Japan’s capital for a thousand years. Breathing deeply of the Kyoto air, it exhales to sound the swelling, sonorous tones that perhaps only Japan’s historic capital could produce.

    Outline of Pipe Organ

    Pipe Organ

    Built by Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. KG, of Germany 90 stops 7,155 pipes Moveable console Japanese-instrument stops: shakuhachi, shinobue, sho, and hichiriki stops

  • Stop List(Disposition)

    • German Stops are written in Red, French Stops are written in Black and Japanese Stops are written in .

      Schwellwerk (Manual IV) 15 Stops C-c4 61Notes
      Pitch Pipes
      1 Quintatön 16' 61
      2 Geigenprincipal 8' 61
      3 Flauto amabile 8' 61
      4 Liebl.Gedackt 8' 61
      5 Salicional 8' 61
      6 Unda maris 8' 49
      7 Fugara 4' 61
      8 Flauto minor 4' 61
      10 Nasat 2 2/3' 61
      11 Piccolo 2' 61
      12 Terz 1 3/5' 61
      13 Sifflöte 1' 61
      14 Mixtur III 183
      16 Tremulant 1,025 Pipes
      17 IV-IVSub
      Récit Expressif (Manual III) 17 Stops C-c4 61Notes
      Pitch Pipes
      18 Bourdon 16' 61
      19 Diapason 8' 61
      20 Flûte traversière 8' 61
      21 Cor de nuit 8' 61
      22 Viole de Gamba 8' 61
      23 Voix celéste 8' 49
      24 Octave 4' 61
      25 Flûte octaviante 4' 61
      27 Octavin 2' 61
      28 Cornet V 210
      29 Plein jeu harm. II-V 233
      30 Basson 16' 61
      31 Tromp.harm. 8' 66
      32 Basson Hautbois 8' 66
      33 Voix humaine 8' 66
      34 Clairon harm. 4' 95
      35 Tremulant 1,374 Pipes
      36 IV-III
      Grand Orgue (Manual II) 13 Stops C-c4 61Notes
      Pitch Pipes
      37 Montre 16' 61
      38 Bourdon 16' 61
      39 Montre 8' 61
      40 Flûte 8' 61
      41 Préstant 4' 61
      42 Flûte 4' 61
      43 Grande Tierce 3 1/5' 61
      44 Quinte 2 2/3' 61
      45 Quarte 2' 61
      46 Tierce 1 3/5' 61
      47 Grande Fourniture II 122
      48 Fourniture IV 244
      49 Cymbale IV 244
      1,220 Pipes
      Hauptwerk (Manual II) 7 Stops C-c4 61Notes
      Pitch Pipes
      50 Principal 8' 61
      51 Octave 4' 61
      52 Superoctave 2' 61
      53 Mixtur IV-VI 305
      54 Scharff V 305
      55 Fagott 16' 61
      56 Trompete 8' 66
      57 I-II 920 Pipes
      58 III-II
      59 IV-II
      60 I-IISub
      61 III-IISub
      Grand Choeur (Manual I) 6 Stops C-c4 61Notes
      Pitch Pipes
      62 Flûte harm. 8' 61
      63 Grand Cornet V 185
      64 Bombarde 16' 61
      65 Trompette 8' 66
      67 Clairon 4' 95
      504 Pipes
      Positif (Manual I) 15 Stops C-c4 61Notes
      Pitch Pipes
      68 Montre 8' 61
      69 Quintadena 8' 61
      70 Gedackt 8' 61
      71 Prestant 4' 61
      72 Principal 4' 61
      73 Koppelflöte 4' 61
      74 Spitzquinte 2 2/3' 61
      75 Doublette 2' 61
      76 Waldflöte 2' 61
      77 Sifflöete 1 1/3' 61
      78 Sesquialter II 122
      79 Plein jeu V 305
      80 Scharff IV 244
      81 Trompette 8' 66
      82 Cromorne 8' 61
      1,408 Pipes
      83 Tremulant
      84 III-I
      85 IV-I
      Pedal 17 Stops C-g1 32notes
      Pitch Pipes
      86 Flûte 32' 32
      87 Untersatz 32' 32
      88 Flûte 16' 32
      89 Principal 16' 32
      90 Soubasse 16' 32
      91 Flûte 8' 32
      92 Octavbass 8' 32
      93 Octave 4' 32
      94 Mixtur VI 192
      95 Contra Bombarde 32' 32
      96 Bombarde 16' 32
      97 Posaune 16' 32
      98 Fagott 16' 32
      99 Trompette 8' 32
      100 Trompete 8' 32
      101 Clairon 4' 32
      102 Schalmey 4' 32
      704 Pipes
      103 I-Ped
      104 Ⅱ-Ped
      105 III-Ped
      106 IV-Ped

    7,155 Pipes