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The instruments
Fratti Organ 2009 Opus IV

Built for the Concert hall of the Smarano Academy the organ has been made according to the style and mechanics of the the Renaissance historical instruments, with specific reference to the Antegnati tradition and, in general, of the contemporary instruments of the northern side of Italy; this both in terms of voicing, mechanics and construction styles.

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Manual:
Principale (95% of tin) (8’, front pipes from Fa1 are 6’)
Ottava                        
Quintadecima
Decimanona               (rit. Fa#4)
Vigesimaseconda        (rit. Do#4)
Vigesimasesta            (rit. Fa#3, Fa#4)
Vigesimanona             (rit. Do#3, Do#4)
Flauto in Ottava
Flauto in Duodecima
Cornetta
Fiffaro                        (from Do#2)
Regale bassi
Regale soprani
Split  bassi/soprani: ( Do3/Do#3)

Keyboard: 45 key (Do1-Do5) short octave,split keys (tasti enarmonici) for Mib2,3,4 e Sol#2,3
Pedal: 14 keys (Do1-Fa2) linked to manual keyboard.
Temperament: Meantone
Pitch: 440 Hz
Wind presure: 38 mm H2O

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The Ghilardi "Opus 1" - 1992 organ

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The instrument of S. Maria Assunta church in Smarano was built by the Organ builder Glauco Ghilardi from Lucca (Tuscany) in 1992.The organ is inspired by the Flemish models of XVI century in its phonetic and technical features.
The organ maker says: "Even though it isn't a copy, the attempted operation is to synthesize, with stylistic rigor and personal creativity, elements and stimula derived from studies on an historical instrument and from playing experiences of literature from that period". When the both appealing and disappointing hypothesis of an "omnibus" organ (suitable for all types of literature) was discarded, the organ builder thought at an instrument "aiming to Flemish and Northern German Literature of XVI and XVII centuries", from the assumption that "a strongly characterized instrument doesn't prevent from playing literatures that are different from the ones for which it was conceived".

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Cimmino Napoli 1779 organ

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Since May 2007 is being restored and  installed  in the XVII century Church in Coredo, a nearby village. This organ was built in 1779 by Fabrizio Cimmino in Naples and recently restored by the Organ Builder Giorgio Carrara  and voiced with the supervision of Armando Carideo.

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Organ Kalnins - 2003

ImageA positive Organ has been designed by  Edoardo Bellotti and. Hans Davidsson and built by Janis Kalnins, from Latvia.
The instrument has been built acording to the baroque organ building tradition of the Baltic area g as copy of  the historic 1701 organ in Ugale (Latvia) with some technical modification.

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Other instruments on site
  • Harpsychord  Mascheroni  1998 (Replica of Mietke, Berlin 1701) a 2 manuals , 4 stops Transposer 440, 415
  • Italian  harpsychord one keyboard - Formentelli 1995
  • Italian  harpsychord one keyboard -  Granziera 1994
  • Clavichord replica  mod Gerstenberg  Leipzig1766 - Go.Art Goteborg - 2008
    - Two keyboard,  4 ½  octave
    - Pedal
  • Clavichord 1996 – Go Art Goteborg One  keyboard , pedal
  • Five Table clavichords
  • Fortepiano by Monika May (copy from Anton Walter)
  • Positive 3 stop portable Organ

These instruments , except the Ghilardi and the Cimmino organs, are being located in the School in 12 new practising roooms.