18th Century Adriatic organ released by Sonus Paradisi
Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:00 am
Sonus Paradisi have released a Venetian style organ by Pietro Nacchini built in the 18th century.
A typical small instrument of the Italian style: pyramidal Principal chorus (Ripieno), embellished by the solo stops Flauto and a tasteful reed stop - Tromboncini, the resonators of which are exposed in front of the Prospekt pipes. We can find such an organ in almost every church on the northern coast of the Adriatic where the influence of Venice organbuilding was felt.
This particular instrument was probably made in the workshop of the most famous Venetian organ builder, Franciscan friar Petar Nakič (Pietro Nacchini) of Slavonic origin, at the time when the workshop was lead by the Nakič's pupil Francesco Dacci (1712-1784).
The organ was first made for the parish church of St. Mauro in Izola, but later was moved to the contemporary location - to the church of the St. Maria d'Alieto at the end of 18th century.
The single manual offers 10 stops. The pedal is hard coupled to the manual and does not have its own stops. The original keyboard has short baroque bass octave. The pipes in the Prospekt are new, the original ones disappeared during the first world war.
Please visit the Sonus Paradisi website for more details.