"The orgue" Ebersmunster Things to Do Tip by JLBG

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  The Silbermann orgue
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  • The Silbermann orgue - Ebersmunster
      The Silbermann orgue
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  • The Silbermann orgue - Ebersmunster
      The Silbermann orgue
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  • Saint Cecilia playing organ - Ebersmunster
      Saint Cecilia playing organ
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The organ is famous as it was one of the last built by André Silbermann around 1734 and because most of it has remained unchanged.

André was the leader of the famous organ maker family. He was born in Saxe, learnt organ making in Paris and settled in Alsace. His brother Gottfried left him and went back in Saxe where he built many organs. His elder son, Jean-André built 57 organs in Alsace. His second son worked mainly with his uncle. Altogether, the Silbermann family has built 91 organs in Alsace.

Over the organ, a fresco shows Saint Cecilia playing organ (third photo)

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  • Written Mar 3, 2008
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