Positive Organ “Emiliano”

After the “Venetiano”, the “Vicentino” and the “Lusitano”, a new character has appeared on stage: the “Emiliano”.

This new positive organ is inspired by models of the Emilian school between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries, suitably adapted to the modern needs (transposing keyboard, changeable tuning system, ease of transport). Some of these Bolognese models were particularly significant to me: the organ in the church of Monte San Giovanni (in the municipality of Monte San Pietro, Bologna) attributed to Paolo Cipri, 1578 and the organ in the church of Sant’Eugenio, attributed to Carlo Traeri, 1675. The small “organo ottavino” by Carlo Traeri in Montasico near Bologna suggested the bipartite layout of the wooden counter-façade.

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Two new “organi ad ala”

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These two organs have been built as a tribute to the baroque roman tradition, that favored the chromatic layout in small positives. They frequently had two façades (Principale on the front and Ottava on the back). Here you have a detailed description of these twin new organs. One of them is now placed in Lisbon (Portugal). It has been nicknamed “il Lusitano” after the Portuguese composer Vicente Lusitano, who lived and taught in Italy. The second instrument, called “il Vicentino”, is in my workshop and is available for rent.

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