With the discovery of the monster, the grumpiness soon disappeared. Georgina was happy! Each monster that was found, would make the world a little bit less grumpy.
Below you can find some historical facts about this wondrous creature:
“There are a few clues to the early history of the organ at the Maltese Church. There are no inscriptions on the instrument or texts in the archives that indicate to the maker or the time of construction. Still, there are some hints on the organ and in the church’s interior, that can help with dating the organ and with finding its maker.
Above the middle casing of the organ, you can find Duke of Althann’s crest. Michael Ferdinand Johann Duke of Althann was made Commandeur of St. Johann of Vienna in 1749. This fact emerges from one of the 32 heraldic shields located at the church’s nave. It is highly likely that he initiated the construction of the organ.
On the instrument itself, you can find the number “1767”, as well as the letters “FR” inscribed on the backside of the manual rollerboard. Since these inscriptions were made with the paint used for the organ’s casing, they show when the casing was made. […]
Comparative studies have found that the organ is probably the work of the organ maker Gottfried Sonnholz (ca. 1695-1781). […]”
Source: Malteserorden © Edition Lade