The Erné Archive

Inventory of the Lambert Erné Archive (in Dutch)

Lambert Erné (1915-1971) was an important organ expert and a prominent organist. As an organ expert, he initially collaborated closely with Johannes Legêne but later worked independently. He went further than Legêne in seeking a public platform for his ideas, exercised considerable influence within the Netherlands Reformed Church, and fulfilled an important administrative role as chairman of the Netherlands Society of Organists. He was a fervent advocate of the neo-Baroque style and was instrumental in the realisation of a new organ in this style in the Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht, built in 1956 by the leading Danish firm of Marcussen & Søn. Lambert Erné supervised many restoration projects, drawing on his knowledge of the north German/Netherlands organ tradition. His archive comprises about 30,000 documents.

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Lambert Erné (1915-1971) (l)
and a note (ca. 1968) on the organ in the Hervormde Kerk in Appingedam (r)

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Programme for an organ recital by Lambert Erné and Johannes Legêne on 9 April 1947