the organ builder Albertus Anthoni Hinsz completed a new organ in the church in Zandeweer (province of Groningen, NL). The village is very close to Uithuizen,
where there’s a famous Arp Schnitger organ. Hinsz, who came from Hamburg, had moved to Groningen in 1728; probably he went to work immediately in
the shop of Frans Caspar Schnitger. When Schnitger died in 1729, Hinsz completed the new rugwerk of the organ in the Martinikerk in Groningen at the request of Schnitger’s widow. The organ in Zandeweer
is the firstin a long series of beautiful instruments of which most have been preserved and bear witness to Hinsz’s great craftsmanship and artistic ability. In the province of Groningen we have the organs in Leens, Appingedam, Meeden, Midwolda, and Uithuizermeeden, and outside the province the lovely instruments in Kampen, Wassenaar, Harlingen, Bolsward, and Roden. The instrument
in Zandeweer has sixteen registers, divided evenly between hoofdwerk and rugwerk; the old pipework is partly from Frans Caspar Schnitger’s workshop. The decoration, both that of the cases and the statues, was made by Caspar Struiwig, and is of a rare
elegance. The whole is a beautiful specimen of Louis XIV style.