Pipe Organs of Malaysia

Pipe organs of Malaysia

Petronas Towers

Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co.
3 Manual and pedal, 44 stops
Action mechanical and electric

The Klais Pipe Organ

The Klais Pipe Organ in this hall was designed and built by eminent organ builders Johannes Klais in Bonn, Germany. A façade inspired by the angklung, a traditional Malay music instrument, the organ adds a further dimension to the range of musical performances presented in the concert hall. The 44-stop tracker action organ has three manuals and a pedal division, mechanical couplers, electric stop action, and an electronic memory system for the pre-selection of registration combinations. There are 4,700 pipes ranging in length from the smallest (a little over an inch) to the towering 32 ft rank in the pedal division.

The inaugural performance of the pipe organ was held on 29 January 1999 by renowned organist Simon Preston.

Petronas Philharmonic Hall, literally Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) in Malay, is the first classical music hall in Malaysia that is solely dedicated to music. Located at the bottom of the elevated Petronas Twin Towers, this strikingly-beautiful hall is outfitted with the latest services, luxurious seating and has outstanding acoustics. This hall is also the quarters to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).

The Philharmonic Hall has a capacity of 885 spectators, including box seating at Stall level and 20 plush corporate suites at Circle and Upper Circle levels. This concert hall was built on the lines of the traditional European concert halls of the 19th century. It also has an adjustable ceiling that bends according to the acoustical setting, required by solo pianist or a full-fledged orchestra. The entire hall rests on thick pads that insulate it from the clamor of shoppers, who march through the adjoining shopping mall.

Information and photos from the organbuilder, Leonard Selva and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Petronas Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Kuala Lumpur

Specification of the organ is:

Bordun  16' Salicet 16’ 
Principal  8' Diapason 8’ 
Suavial 8' Flute harmonique 8’ 
Principal 4' Viola da Gamba   8’   8'
Rohrflöte 4' Vox coelestis (ab c°) 8’ 
Waldflöte 2' Flute octaviante 4'
aspnumQuinte 1 1/3' Nasard 2 2/3’
Scharff III 1' Octavin 2’
Cromorne 8' Tierce 1 3/5’
Tremulant  Plein jeu IV 2’
Basson 16’
II GREAT C-a3 Trompette harmonique 8’
Principal 16' Hautbois 8’
Principal 8' Clairon harmonique 4’
Salicional 8' Tremulant 
Bourdon 8'
Octave 4' PEDAL C-g1
Flaut  4' Untersatz 32’
Quinte 2 2/3’ Principal 16’
Superoctav 2' Subbass 16’
Cornett V (ab g°) 8' Octavbass 8’
Mixtur IV 1 1/3' Cello 8’
Trompete 8' Tenoroctave 4’
Mixture IV 2 2/3’
Bombarde 16’
Fagott  16’
Trompete 8’

I - II, II - II, III - I,    
I - P, II - P, III - P    
Super III - II, Sub III - II    

Petronas Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Kuala Lumpur


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