Zenta (Senta) is a town in the North Bačka District of the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. The number of inhabitants is 23 000 and 80% of them are of Hungarian nationality.
The Heart of Jesus Parish Church was built in 1895 in Neo-Gothic style. The two-manual and 12-stops organ built by the Rieger organ factory in 1896. As a result of improper repairs, the organ became almost unusable by the 1990s.
The parish received a grant from the Austrian town of Feldbach in 2011. This donation was a Dreher & Flamm organ with 3 manuals and 34 registers, built in 1941. The parish decided to combine the two organs. László Varga organ builder did this work and the new organ was dedicated in 2012. This three-manuals organ with 41 stops is the second largest organ in Vojvodina.
The small chorus caused problems with the placement of the large organ and the sound of the pedal did not prevail. Therefore, the organ had to be partially rebuilt. This work was done by Szabolcs Bartis, a Transylvanian organ builder in 2018.
I made the recording in may and juny in 2019. The licence was obtained by the Heart of Jesus Parish in Zenta.
The following friends helped me to make and publish the sample set (in alphabetical order): Zoltán Borbély, Dominique Dantand, Gérard Lefranc, István Nagy, Jean-Pierre Silvestre and Adrian Wheal. If something's done well, it's thanks to them. Thank you for their work.