Presenting “De Sater” – A Street Organ from Middelburg.
CD Duration: 57.13 / Year: 2012
2012 release of recordings made on the Netherlands street organ in 1986.
On the Quarterdeck
The Spreading Chesnut Tree
The First Thing You Said
Medic Corps March
The Mona Lisa Smile
In Old Madrid
I Like It
Serenade By a Stream
This is My Song
Street Organ De Sater was built by Joseph Bursens in Hoboken (Anvers). This firm built the organ for use in dance halls. In 1954 the organ arrived in Middelburg (The Netherlands), adapted as a street organ. In 1971 it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs Gouweloos and was completely restored by Mr. Gouweloos and Mr. Minning and decorated by Mr. Posthumus. The 66-key organ was to be seen regularly on the streets of Middelburg until 1987, when it was sold to Mr. Brienen of Alkmaar. Much to the regret of many Dutch organ followers, the organ was sold to a Japanese buyer in 1990 and many thought it was lost forever. However, in 2009 it returned to the Netherlands for a short stay and was completely restored by Mr. Conrads in Kerkdriel.
The organ returned to Japan and can now be heard playing at Sakura-Shi, one of the many modern towns to the east of Tokyo.