Mats Arvidsson
Orgel & Cembalobyggare AB
Mats Arvidsson Orgel & Cembalobyggare AB aims to advance the classical Swedish organbuilding tradition. During the course of several restorations and reconstructions of historical organs we have developed a good understanding of our Swedish organ history. We strive to apply this experience even in the construction of new instruments.

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Our intention is to build all organ parts in our shop with the highest level of craftsmanship, so as to have control over the complete production. For example, our pipe shop has rediscovered the production methods in use during the 18th century as practiced by Johan Niklas Cahman and his successors. We have applied these methods in the reconstruction of the Gren & Stråhle organ from 1753 for the church in Stockholms Castle, for which all parts have been made in our shop in Stallarholmen.

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During recent years we have participated with GoArt and the University of Gothenburg in the reconstruction of a North German Baroque organ in the style of Arp Schnitger. Our responsibilities have included all aspects of the organ excluding the production and voicing of the pipework.

The organ , built 1994, in the medieval Täby Church is visually inspired by the balcony rail and pulpit, following the classical Swedish style of the 18th century. The style of voicing dates to the turn of the 19th century. The assortment of 8' flutes and strings offers a rich tonal palette and the principal chorus unites to form a solid foundation.
Photo: Hans Nohlberg, Pictoform HB.
Specification
The choir organ (1995) in Skara Domchurch is designed to blend naturally into its surroundings in the gothic cathedral and with its spires reach vertically towards the high arch. The organ's vocal intonation supports liturgy and hymn singing. The wide variety of colourful 8' registers and the implementation of transmissions between the Great and Pedal divisions imparts to the organ a considerable musical breadth despite its modest size. Photo: Hans Nohlberg, Pictoform HB.
Specification
New production of organ pipes in the style of the 18th century.
Mats Arvidsson
Orgel & Cembalobyggare AB

Lisselberga
SE-640 61  Stallarholmen
Phone +46 152 42055


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