Pulling Out All the Stops

Horst Jehmlich has been involved in the construction, maintenance and restoration of pipe-organs since he was a boy. But an instrument he worked on last year had a special meaning for him. He restored the organ at the Protestant church in the Saxon town of Lauenstein, the third organ — or Opus 3 — his ancestors Gotthelf and Gotthold Jehmlich built nearly two centuries ago. "I was overwhelmed knowing that my great-great-grandfather constructed it," Jehmlich says. "We learned a lot about his sound craftsmanship" from the instrument's design and treatment of the pipes.


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