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27.05.2019, PONIEDZIAŁEK

 

The Baroque organ in Leżajsk

Location:

  • Street Mariacki Square  8
    Leżajsk 37-300
  • City: Leżajsk
    City state: Leżajski
  • Latitude (X):
    N 50° 16' 10"
    Longitude (Y):
    E 22° 24' 40"

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The Baroque organ is one of the largest in Europe. Its construction and decoration make the instrument one of the most valuable relics of art. The organ was built in the years 1680-1682 and 1686-1693 by organ masters Stanislaw Studzinski from Przeworsk and Jan Glowinski from Krakow. In the years 1903–1905 the organ was reconstructed by Aleksander Żebrowski in Romantic style. 60 years later Robert Polcyn from Poznan restored the Baroque style of the instrument. The organ consists of three separate instruments. Two of them are smaller and located in aisles. The largest one is located in the main nave. The organ has mechanical system (mechanical tracture) and 75 voices. It is also equipped with additional sound effect devices, e.g. cuckoo, drum (tympan), birds, horrible.


Fot. by Paweł Znamirowski

The instrument has full 32` voice which means that the largest pipe is over 10 meters tall. The main organ has 4 cases connected with the choir decoration, which as a whole compose the monumental façade. The main organ is 15 meters high and 7.5 meters wide. It has an inseparable connection with the instruments in the aisles. It makes that three organists can play simultaneously.

Podkarpacka Regionalna
Organizacja Turystyczna

ul. Grunwaldzka 2 (wejście od ul. Matejki)
35-068 Rzeszów
tel. +48 17 852 00 09


                              
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