Cappella Musicale del Duomo di Modena *1453*

Cappella Musicale del Duomo di Modena *1453*

The Organs

Organs of the cathedral

Balbiani organ (1934)

Electro-pneumatic transmission organ.
There are two consoles, both are working.
The original Balbiani one is situated between the altar and the Pescheria door, in the lower area of the cathedral.
The second one, requested in 1984 by the late Mons. Zoboli, former master of the Cathedral Chapel, is positioned close to the ancient altar, on the higher floor of the cathedral.
This last console is composed of 4995 organ pipes, which can be adjusted, memorised and sequentially selected.

Technical data

1° manual 2° manual - espressivo Pedals
1 - Ottava grave I° 22 - Oboe 8’ 41 - Unione I°
2 - Ottava Acuta I° 23 - Voce Corale 8’ 42 - Unione II°
3 - Ottava Grave II° 24 - Vibratore 43 - Ottava Acuta I°
4 - Ottava Acuta II° 25 - Flauto 8’ 44 - Ottava Acuta II°
5 - Unione manuali 26 - Silvestrina 8’ 45 - Automatico
6 - Vibratore 27 - Voce Celeste 8’ 46 - Subbasso 16’
7 - Ripieni Gravi (8 file) 28 - Viola orchestra 8’ 47 - Contrabbasso 16’
8 - Ripieni Acuti (4 file) 29 - Concerto Viole 48 - Violone 16’
9 - Decimaquinta 2’ 30 - Eufonio 8’ 49 - Bordone 8’
10 - Ottava 4’ 31 - Controgamba 16’ 50 - Basso 8’
11 - Flauto camino 4’ 32 - Principale 4’ 51 - Cello 8’
12 - Principale 16’ 33 - Flauto 4’ 52 - Corno 4’
13 - Diapason 8’ 34 - Nasardo 2’ 2/3 53 - Basso Acustico 32’
14 - Principale 8’ 35 - Flautino 54 - Vibratore
15 - Corno Camoscio 8’ 36 - Terza 1’ 3/5  
16 - Voce umana 8’ 37 - Cornetto  
17 - Gamba 8’ 38 - Ripieno  
18 - Dulciana 8’ 39 - Ottava Acuta II°  
20 - Bordone 8’ 40 - Ottava Grave II°  
21 - Tromba 8’    

 

Domenico Traeri organ (1719)

Keyboard with four octaves, the first one is short.
Lectern-shaped pedals continuously connected to the keyboard.
The last restoration was carried out by Dr. Paolo Tollari (Mirandola, Mo)

1 – Principale 8’ always on until F2
2 – XV/VIII to G2/G sharp2
3 – XIX with refrain to F sharp4
4 – XXII/XV to G2/G sharp2
5 – XXVI/XXII to G2/G sharp2; with refrain to C sharp

 

Nicola Puccini organ (2012)

Registers:
Bordone 8'
Flauto 4'
Nazardo S.
XV
Usignolo

Range: from C1 to F5, totally chromatic keyboard

 

Head organist:

Daniele Bononcini


Substitute organists accredited by the Musical Chapel:

Alessandro Corato
Giovanni Tardini
Giulio Pirondini
Augusto Arienti
Giuseppe Maletti
Davide Zanasi
Michele Gaddi


Official organ builder of Modena Cathedral:

Leorin firm - Padova


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