Monarke organ for the Stavanger Cathedral

Published on 11 March 2014

Monarke organ for the Stavanger Cathedral

Recently a beautiful Monarke organ was installed in the Stavanger Cathedral in Norway. This custom made organ has three manuals, 37 stops and 43 ranks.

According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was responsible for its construction. The church was built in Anglo-Norman style, probably by English craftsmen. The church' patron saint is St. Svithun, and it is reputed that his arm was one of the church' original relics. 

In 1272 the cathedral was damaged by fire, after which it received a new chancel built in the Gothic style. Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has retained its original appearance and been in constant use.
 

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