Rueda, Valladolid

La Asunción Parish

IM, 16-16

  • Francisco Ortega 1747
  • Antonio Ruiz Martínez 1794, reform
  • Joaquín Lois

This is the last organ built by Francisco Ortega, and probably the biggest one he built.

In spite of its material integrity, the state of the organ was very deficient at the beginning of the restoration.

La Asunción parish in Rueda is one of the few examples of a pure Baroque style church in Castile. The organ was built at the same time as the temple so it is fully integrated in terms of architecture and ornamentation.

Rueda, Valladolid

La Asunción Parish

Rueda Top section restored
Rueda Bass flautado before restoration
Rueda Side detail
Rueda Front
Rueda Facade before restoration
Rueda Keyboards before restoration
Rueda Console and keyboard restoration
Rueda Bellows before restoration
Rueda Bellows after restoration
Rueda Interior Flautado before restoration
Rueda Interior flautado after restoration
Rueda Interior pipes before restoration
Rueda Interior pipes after restoration
Rueda Interior pipes after restoration
Rueda Bass pipes before restoration
Rueda Bass pipes after restoration

Technical details

It has a single keyboard of 45 notes and its composition was designed by Francisco Ortega, and is very characteristic of this master. However, the horizontal reeds were modified by Antonio Ruiz.

Composition

  • One manual keyboard of 45 notes
  • Eight toe pistons without their own pipes

 

LEFT HAND
RIGHT HAND
Flautado de 13Flautado de 13
Violón de 13 (C-H) Octava Real 
Octava realTapadillo
TapadilloDocena
DocenaQuincena
Quincena Quincena y 19ª
Diez y setenaLleno IV
Diez y novenaCímbala IV
Lleno IVCorneta Real VII
Címbala IVCorrneta en eco VI
Trompeta real Trompeta real
Clarín *Trompeta Magna *
Violeta * Clarín *
 Clarín*

          Other characteristics

  • Stirrup excluding Corneta real
  • Stirrup for contraeco
  • Ten toe pistons: eight connected to the manual keyboard and two timpani, in D and A.
  • Harmonization at 65 mm wc.
  • Tuning pitch: 415 Hz
  • Temperament: Mean-tone

Rueda, Valladolid

La Asunción Parish

Rueda Top section restored
Rueda Bass flautado before restoration
Rueda Side detail
Rueda Front
Rueda Facade before restoration
Rueda Keyboards before restoration
Rueda Console and keyboard restoration
Rueda Bellows before restoration
Rueda Bellows after restoration
Rueda Interior Flautado before restoration
Rueda Interior flautado after restoration
Rueda Interior pipes before restoration
Rueda Interior pipes after restoration
Rueda Interior pipes after restoration
Rueda Bass pipes before restoration
Rueda Bass pipes after restoration

History

The Rueda organ was built by Francisco Ortega in 1747, according to the graphic proof appearing on the organ as well as the historical documentation from the archive of notarial protocols.

Intervetion made

The restoration of the Rueda organ was carried out in two stages over the course of several years, which meant a great effort regarding coordination and adjustment of all the works. All of them were focused on the preservation of its historical and artistic value and the material recovery of the instrument, its timbral and musical characteristics.

Rueda, Valladolid

La Asunción Parish

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