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    Romantic Organ from Ada (Serbia-Vojvodina)

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    Ada is a small town in Serbia, Vojvodina. The number of inhabitants is 10,000, and 83% of them are of Hungarian nationality. 

    The city of Ada is famous for the fact that Mátyás Rákosi was born here, who was a Stalinist dictator in Hungary.

    The Holy Trinity Church was built in 1795 in baroque style. A storm struck the church tower in 1969. The church tower was rebuilt, but iron bars were left uncovered so that wind could blow over them. This tower is a characteristic feature of the church.

    The organ of the church was made by an unknown master in the first half of the 19th century. In 1890, the Angster organ factory repaired the organ. According to a written record, the organ was two manuals and pedal-operated, with 22 registers. In the First World War, most of the tin-pipes were recirculated and later their replacement was only partially completed.

    The organ was rebuilt by a Slovenian master Franc Jenko in 1956. He left the romantic disposition unchanged, but restructured the mechanical tract for pneumatic operation.

    I made the recording in July 2018. The license was obtained by dr. Andor Pecze, a local doctor and organist. At his request, I put Reeds in the sample from the POM organ of Ujpest.

    The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order): Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, Nagy István,  and Adrian Wheal. If something's done well, it's thanks to them. Thank you for their work.