The characteristics of the Opus I have been selected because of their stylistic purity and adaptability in terms of location and integration in different musical projects. This model is based on a very common organ built in the 18th century in Castilian small villages. Despite its small size, it has all essential elements of an organ of this style, which makes it perfect for a church as well as an auditorium or lecture hall. These features and its type of construction process give it its traveler spirit. After traveling 5,000 km around Europe and being installed in 9 different locations, this organ is in such enviable good health regarding both its technical and its ornamental aspects.
Timpani in D and A
Flautado de 13 *
|*In front facade|
The tuning pitch is 415 Hz at 21ºC, and the temperament is the classic meantone.
Wind pressure 55 mm wc
Flautado Violón in A, first octave in wood, the rest stoped a cheminee.
Flautado de 6 ½. Left hand in facade.
The Flautado de 13 for the right hand has the lower octave in facade.
The reeds are set in the front facade, made of the same metal as the rest of the organ, and arranged in “W”.
The “machinery” follows the usual pattern in Castilian organs, with suspended mechanics and slider windchest. Chromatic note order.
Three grooved blocks for the front sets, another small one for the Violón bass notes and a raised small windchest for the Corneta.
The keyboard is made of pine wood, bone and blackwood. The stop knobs, of boxwood.
The wind supply relies on three wedge bellows which can be used in manual mode.
The case is made according to the style and finish of the model. Classic decoration, with polychrome flat surfaces and gold carvings.
The construction has followed the 18th century uses: pine and walnut wood, natural tanned sheep leather, bone keyboard and handcrafted piping, which includes the metal casting and carving and the determination of the pipes parameters and harmonization, always designed after the patterns found in the original.
Different variants of the model in terms of decoration and other technical details. For more information, please contact our workshop
History of a traveling organ
How has the Clarín Proyect developed?
After the building of the project’s Opus 1, it was exhibited in several forums, and, due to requests, it has been arranged a lending system of the instrument, accessible to academic institutions, churches, festivals, exhibitions or any other cultural event.
How to apply?
Please contact our workshop at joaquinlois@proyectoclarín.com and we will be glad to send you specific information.
You can visit the places where it has been exposed and the activities carried out on it at www.joaquinlois.com/en/clainproject