The organs of Bach’s day, unfortunately, no longer exist. Even at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, where Bach spent his last 25 years, the organs currently in use date back only to the Romantic era.
In the year 2000, the Neue Bach-Orgel (New Bach-Organ) was installed at St. Thomas Church. It was built by the German organ manufacturer, Gerald Woehl. The sound quality of this instrument, with its 61 organ stops on 4 manuals and a pedal board, is similar to the organs built in Middle-Germany during the 18th century. The organ in the University Church St. Pauli, which Bach played during his time in Leipzig, served as the inspiration for the form of the New Bach-Organ.