MMDer Ron Schmuck writes in the March/April 2001 MBSI News Bulletin
that the famous organ called the "Der Salzburger Stier", in the fortress
overlooking Salzburg, will be restored in preparation for its 500th
Birthday Party in Spring 2002.
This instrument was played thrice daily since its construction in the
14th century until only a few years ago. Ron tells me that the ancient
organ, played by a revolving pinned cylinder, "is without question the
great great ever-so-great grandfather of the fair organ."
The regional government of Salzburg and the Republic of Austria
(the legal owner of Festung Hohensalzburg) will partly finance the
project, with the remainder to come from donations.
To help gather the donations to finance the restoration work, Ron is
sponsoring a web site which already has articles from the Salzburg
Regional Government and historian Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume. Some sound
files of the music composed for the organ may be also be heard and/or
downloaded. Visit http://www.geocities.com/salzstier/