Friday, March 22, 2013

Czech Republic: Cistercian Monastery

This instrument is in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary at the Cistercian Monastery in Plasy, Czech Republic. There is a wiki page dedicated to the instrument, but sadly no pictures are included. This stamp was issued in 2011. It's not clear if the issue of the stamp coincided with any anniversary related to the instrument or its locale. I do not yet have a Scott catalog number for the stamp. The organ was built in 1688 by Abraham Stark of Loket; I have not yet found any more information about him. Most recently in 2000 the organ received a major overhaul from Vladimir Slajch; that coupled with another bit of work 2004-2006 was intended to restore the organ to its 1688 state. The monastery site has lots of photos; I found two of the organ.

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