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.
The organs of the Clarin Project
The Clarín Project focuses on the style, not a specific model.
We offer initial models, copies of historical Iberian organs and newly designed models that follow the proper stylistic patterns.
The variety of models is wide since the instruments built in Spain were of very different sizes and used very different resources, but all of them remained within the style during the 18th century and much of the 19th century.
Upon request from the Hochschule für Musik in Mainz, this instrument was built following faithfully the aesthetics, musical features and technique of the Castilian organs from the 18th century. The fact that its main purpose is teaching proves its usefulness for the understanding of a specific repertoire as well as the features of the historical instruments of a very wide geographical area. It is also very useful for the study of the oldest repertoire of European music.
The Clarín Opus III is based on the same model in which the Opus I is based, but it has some variations, which allow it to adapt to the characteristics of the destination location and the musical interests of the owner. All of the mechanical and ornamental elements are made of cedar wood, which provide a character similar to that of those Castilian organs from the 18th century without polychromy whose Aleppo pine wood has acquired a very beautiful darker tone over the centuries. Moreover, it has been designed for weathers and conditions where instruments must be preserved against attacks from xylophagous insects and other damaging elements for the wood.