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Spanish 1776 Tadeo Ortega organ now available

Postby OAM » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:38 am

Hello all,
the Spanish Castilian 1776 Tadeo Ortega organ set (I/20 half registers) of Capillas is now available:

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Short History
This was probably the first instrument built by local organ-builder Tadeo Ortega.
A typical eighteenth-century rural Castilian instrument, it is full of character and produces an immense volume of sound on very low wind pressure. The flue chorus is particularly fine, and the reeds somewhat rustic and very different from those at Frechilla.
Little is known about the history of the instrument, but it was cleaned and repaired at various times between the mid-nineteenth century and the early twentieth. By the middle of the twentieth century, it had become a ruin, with some pipes missing and many severely damaged. In the late1980’s some registers were made playable, and then in 1997 the organ was totally dismantled and taken to the workshop of Alain Faye in the south of France. He carried out a full restoration, using as much of the original material as possible. The organ retains its original soundboards and much of the mechanism. The majority of the pipes were recoverable, but most of the mixtures are new, as is the 8’ internal Trompeta Real. Enough original material did remain, fortunately, for these new pipes to be an accurate re-creation of the originals. The wind is now supplied by an electric blower feeding a parallel reservoir which, to judge from the newspapers glued to it, dates from 1911. This was probably the time at which the instrument had last received attention before recently being brought back to life.
The church has a reverberation time up to 3 seconds

Technical Data
1.0 GByte 2-channel Standard Memory Requirements
24-bit Samples, 48 kHz
Multi-Loops (up to 9)
Multi-Release Layers (2)
Expandable keyboard compass (C#, D#, F#, G#)

For details please check
http://www.organartmedia.com/en/tadeo-ortega
A lot of demo recordings by Edo Luynenburg can be found at ConcertHall:
http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/home/browse
(Search "Capillas")

Introductory price. Euro 175.- (147,06 outside EU) (by end of April,15, 2018), Euro 195.- later on
Special price for Frechilla customers: Euro 140.- (117,65 outside EU)

The set will be downloadable (DVD copy on request)

New: Bundle price "Two Castilian historic organs" (Frechilla + Capillas) : Euro 385.- ( 323,53 outside EU)

Hope, you'll like it
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
D-88662 Überlingen/Lake Constance
http://www.organartmedia.com
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Re: Spanish 1776 Tadeo Ortega organ now available

Postby OAM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:52 am

Just to inform:
Two days left for getting the introductory price
Prof. Helmut Maier
OrganArt Media Sound Engineering
D-88662 Überlingen/Lake Constance
http://www.organartmedia.com
OAM
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Posts: 523
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:08 pm
Location: Germany


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