ALESSANDRIA (Italy) – S.Giovanni Evangelista

THE ORGAN

This instrument is a romantic-symphonic organ. It was strongly desired by Don Claudio Moschini (priest of the church) while the tonal composition was planned by M°Massimo Nosetti.

It is a 3 manual mechanical organ with the peculiarity of having a 400 mm. pressure horizontal Tuba, quite unusual for Italy.

The attached video (in English) introduces the characteristics of this instrument.

DISPOSITION

3 keyboards of 61 keys (C-c) – pedalboard with 32 pedals (C-g)

Keyboard  I – Great Organ
1. Principale 16′
2. Principale 8′
3. Flauto doppio 8′
4. Viola da Gamba 8′
5. Ottava 4′
6. Flauto 4′
7. Duodecima 2.2/3′
8. Quintadecima 2′
9. Ripieno 4/6 file 1.1/3′
10. Cornetto 5 file 8′
11. Tromba armonica 16′
12. Tromba forte 8′
13. Campane
Keyboard  II – Positivo
14. Principale 8′
15. Flauto a camino 8′
16. Ottava 4′
17. Flauto a cuspide 4′
18. Flauto in XII 2.2/3′
19. Ottavina 2′
20. Terza 1.3/5′
21. Cembalo 2 file 1′
22. Cromorno 8′
Union
48. I 8 Ped
49. II 8 Ped
50. III 8 Ped
51. II 8 I
52. III 8 I
53. III 8 II
Keyboard  III – Recitativo Espr.
23. Controgamba 16′
24. Principale 8′
25. Corno di Notte 8′
26. Salicionale 8′
27. Flauto 4′
28. Flautino 2′
29. Terziana 5.1/3′
30. Plein Jeu 3/5 file 2′
31. Tromba 8′
32. Oboe 8′
33. Voix Humaine 8′
34. Voce Celeste 8′
Tremolo
Pedal
35. Contrabasso 16′
36. Subbasso 16′
37. Quinta 10.2/3′
38. Basso 8′
39. Flauto 8′
40. Corno 4′
41. Bombarda 16′
42. Controfagotto 16′
43. Fagotto 8′
44. Fagottino 4′
Horizontal Trumpet
45. Tuba 8′ al III
46. Tuba 8′ al I
47. Tuba 8′ al Ped

 

Couplers
54. III 16 I
55. III 4 I
56. III 4  Ped
VIDEO PRESENTATION OF THE ORGAN
THE ORGANIST

Massimo Gabba was born in Casale Monferrato, Italy in 1973. He commenced his musical studies under the guidance of Don Dante Destefanis, going on to the Alessandria Conservatory where he graduated in Pianoforte, Organ, Harpsichord and Composition studies.
As an organist he has specialised in the repertoire of composers from the romantic period and currently he is active in teaching chamber music.
He has authored a series of CD’s for leading musical publishers including Brillant Classics, Antichi Organi del Canavese, Tactus, Elegia, Tronel Recording, and has received widespread acclaim in the Italian and International musical press (Diapason, The Organ Yearbook, Ars Organi ecc.).
He is currently Professor of Organ and Composition at the “A. Corelli” Conservatory in Messina.

Massimo Gabba, organista

English