Yale Organ Tour of Northern Europe
On May 8, 2001, 20 Yale students, staff and friends converged on
Amerstdam, The Netherlands for an excursion that would trace the
development of the North-German Baroque organ from its Dutch roots
to the culmination of the style in Master Organ-builder, Arp Schnitger.
Additionally, our last stop was in Sweden, where a group of musicologists,
organ builders, scientists and performers are working to recover
historic techniques of organ building, long since lost to modern
artisans. GoArt (Göteborg Organ Art Center) has recently dedicated
a 60-stop instrument modeled primarily after the Schnitger of Jakobi
Church, Hamburg, Germany.
This site lets you see some photos from the tour (please forgive
the grainy ones!) which document the organs, the countryside and
a few cameos of several group members. Also you will find links
to sites which provide more detailed information about some of the
A summary of the tour can be found in the July-August edition of
The tour itinerary is outlined below and links to pages of thumbnails,
which in turn will lead you to larger versions of the photos.
We hope you enjoy this slide show of our tour!
Day 1 - May 7 - Leaving the Institute
Day 2 - May 8 - Amsterdam
(Waalse Kerk, Oude Kerk)
Day 3 - May 9 - Alkmaar,
Day 4 - May 10 - Province Groningen (Noodwolde,
Day 5 - May 11 - Ostfriesland (Rysum,
Day 6 - May 12 - Schnitger Country (Dedesdorff,
Day 7 - May 13 - Stade
Day 8 - May 14 - Hamburg (Jacobi
Collection of Antique Musical Instruments)
Day 9 - May 15 - Lübeck
Evening of Day 9 - Stena
Line Cruise from Kiel to Göteborg.
Day 10 - May 16 -
Day 11 - May 17 - Göteborg
Day 12 - May 18 - Return