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Johann Friedrich Wender (Organ Builder)

Born: First days of December, 1655 (baptized: December 6, 1655) - Dörna, Saxony Germany
Died: 1729 - Germany

The German organ builder, Johann Friedrich Wender, was a Saxon organ builder, whose instrument at the Neuekiche in Arnstadt (1701-1703) was tested by J.S. Bach. Impressed by his work, J.S. Bach sunsequently commisioned him to enlarge the organ at Mühlhausen (1708-1709), to J.S. Bach’s own specifications. Wender’s instruments were also highly regarded by Johann Kuhnau and Johann Mattheson.

 

Source: Companion to Baroque Music by Julie Anne Sadie
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2011)

Organ in Places associated with Bach

Place

Church

Organ [main specs]

Bach Connection

Ammern

St. Vitus Kirche

Wender Organ [new: 13, I, P]

Organ examination 1708/1712

Arnstadt

Bach-Kirche

Wender Organ (1703/1999) [new: 23, II, P]

Organ examination 1703: Bach Report
Organist 1703-1709

Arnstadt

Neue Kirche (today Bachkirche)

Wender Organ (Entwurf 1699)

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Dörna

Georgkirche

Wender Organ (1702) / current Restaurierung)

Encounter with the organ builder J.F. Wender from Dörna on July 3, 1703

Mühlhausen

Divi Blasii

Wender-/Schuke Organ (1709/1958) [rebuilt: 37, III, P]

Organist 1707-1708
Organ examination
1708: Bach Report

Mühlhausen

Marienkirche

Wender Organ [rebuilt; 43, III, P]

Organ examination 1735

Links to other Sites

Heinrich-Gottfried Trost (OrganArt Media)

Trost organ, Waltershausen (Organ Historical Society)

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