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Completed research project

Title / Titel Inventory of the Organs in Switzerland
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Original title / Originaltitel Orgelinventar der Schweiz
Summary / Zusammenfassung The inventory of the organs in Switzerland, carried out in 1988, aims towards classifying the organ as a document of sound, and as well of architectonic and art-historic importance, in addition to its technical relevance. The descriptive classification of the organs is carried out systematically in terms of uniform categories. The Weilheim regulation (new version 1970), which proposes indications by which organs are deemed worthy of preservation as national landmarks, constitutes the basis of the investigations, coordinated by the Department of Musicology (University of Zurich), between the cantonal departments for historic landmarks and organ-experts. Since the beginning of 2007 the investigations are carried on by the Orgeldokumentationszentrum at the Musikhochschule Luzern.
Completed inventories already exist for the organs of the cantons Aargau, Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, Appenzell-Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt (until the year of construction 1960), Glarus, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau and Zug. The inventories for the following cantons are currently in progress: Luzern, Ob- and Nidwalden, Schwyz and Zürich. In cantons not mentioned here, the process of inventory has been temporarily postponed either due to financial reasons or lack of specialized associates in the cantons in question.
Publications / Publikationen Grünenfelder J., "Die Orgeln im Kanton Zug", Zug 1994
Lütolf Max (Hg.), Orgeln in der Schweiz. Erbe und Pflege, Kassel-Basel etc. 2007
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Organ, Switzerland, inventory, Weilheim regulation, Aargau, Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, Appenzell-Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Glarus, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Zug
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Dr. M. Lütolf (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Other Public Sources (e.g. Federal or Cantonal Agencies)
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Aargau, Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, Appenzell-Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Glarus, Luzern, Ob- and Nidwalden, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Zug, Zürich
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Apr 1988 to Jan 2007