VOGHERA (Italy) – S.Lorenzo Cathedral

THE CATHEDRAL

Built on the ruins of an old church, it was completed with the building of the façade by Milan-born engineer Carlo Macciachini between 1874 and 1875.
The Cathedral hosts some works by Paolo Borroni, “Our Lady of Sorrows”, in the S. Teresa chapel, the frescoes of the Cappella del Soccorso, as well as a “Madonna of Pompei” by Maserati.

THE ORGAN

This is a reconstruction of an instrument originally built by Balbiani in 1952 for the Cathedral of Pavia. The pipes of the organ, dismantled in order to allow the restoration of the church, have been sold to the cathedral of Voghera and our Company was chosen to build a new organ reusing this old pipework.

The new location of the instrument, on a new gallery over the main entrance, gave us the opportunity to present a very contemporary case and facade layout (designed by Ing. Paolo Piantanida).

A new wide facade showcasing pipes belonging to the Principal 16′ and Violone 16′ stops has been built to fit-in in the new location. The restoration of the old pipes was a big challenge in order to keep the original timbre.

The 3 manual console is located at ground floor and movable. Its cabinet design recalls the style of the 60’s, which is the period of the original construction of the Balbiani organ.

This organ has 70 stops and more than 5.000 pipes.

DISPOSITION

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

Manual  I – Great Organ
1. Principale 16′
2. Principale 8′
3. Diapason 8′
4. Flauto 8′
5. Bordone 8′
6. Gamba 8′
7. Dulciana 8′
8. Corno Camoscio 8′
9. Ottava 4′
10. Fonino 4′
11. Flauto a camino 4′
12. Duodecima 2.2/3′
13. Decimaquinta 2′
14. Terza 1.3/5′
15. Ripieno grave 6 file
16. Ripieno acuto 5 file
17. Cornetto 5 file 8′
18. Tromba 16′
19. Tromba 8′
20. Campane
Manual  II – Positivo (Espr)
21. Bordone 16′
22. Principale 8′
23. Flauto 8′
24. Eolina 8′
25. Viola d’Amore 8′
26. Ottava 4′
27. Flauto armonico 4′
28. Nazardo 2.2/3′
29. Flautino 2′
30. Decimaquinta 2′
31. Decimino 1.3/5′
32. Decimanona 1.1/3′
33. Ripieno 5 file
34. Cornetto 5 file 8′
35. Unda Maris 8′
36. Corno d’Orchestra 8′
37. Clarino 8′
Tremolo

 

Couplers
75. I     8   Ped
76. II    8   Ped
77. III   8   Ped
78. I     4   Ped
79. II    4   Ped
80. III   4   Ped
81. I    16    I
82. Unisono off  I
83. I     4     I
84. II    8    I

Manual  III – Recitativo (Espr.)
38. Controgamba 16′

39.

Diapason 8′
40. Flauto traverso 8′
41. Viola d’Orchestra 8′
42. Bordoncino 8′
43. Salicionale 8′
44. Flauto ottaviante 4′
45. Fugara 4′
46. Silvestre 2′
47. Quinta 1.1/3′
48. Ripieno Eco 5 file 2′
49. Cornetto 5 file 8′
50. Voce Celeste 2 file 8′
51. Concerto Viole 4 file 8′
52. Voci Corali 8′
53. Oboe 8′
54. Tromba 8′
55. Campane
Tremolo
Pedal
56. Contro acustico 32′
57. Contrabasso 16′
58. Subbasso 16′
59. Principale 16′
60. Violone 16′
61. Controgamba 16′
62. Bordone espressivo 16′
63. Basso armonico 8′
64. Bordone 8′
65. Ottava 8′
66. Cello 8′
67. Corno cantante 4′
68. Duodecima 2.2/3′
69. Quintadecima 2′
70. Bombarda 16′
71. Trombone 16′
72. Tromba 8′
73. Tromba 4′
74. Campane

 

85. III  16   I
86. III   8    I
87. III   4    I
88. II    16   II
89. Unisono off   II
90. II    4    II
91. III  16   II
92. III   8    II
93. III   4    II
94. III   16   III
95. Unisono off  III
96. III   4    III
LIVE RECORDING
CARILLON DE VESTMINSTER (L.Vierne) – Massimo Gabba

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