Santa María Organ Tordesillas,
Valladolid

Santa María

(IIM, 22-25)

  • Phelipe Urarte 1716
  • Marcial Rodríguez ¿? 1864, reform
  • Joaquín Lois 2010

Phelipe Urarte, born in Viana (Navarra), left us a very unique organ for Tordesillas and its surroundings since abundant horizontal reeds in facades, 42 notes keyboards and magnificent cases with side facades were uncommon in Castile at that time.

The restoration of cases allows us to witness the miraculous rebirth of colors and shapes, before our own eyes.

Santa María Organ Tordesillas,
Valladolid

Santa María

Santa María Organ Phelipe Urarte 1716
Tordesillas, Santa María Phelipe Urarte 1716
Santa María Organ
Tordesillas, Santa María Stop knobs
Tordesillas, Santa María
Santa María Organ Facade: detail
Tordesillas, Santa María Horizontal reeds
Santa María Organ Console: detail
Tordesillas, Santa María Pipes before restoration: detail
Santa María Organ Pipes before restoration: detail
Santa María Organ Pipes restoration
Santa María Organ Console restoration
Santa María Organ Interior pipes
Santa María Organ Case restoration: detail
Santa María Organ Case: restoration process
Santa María Organ Wind chest restoration. Sliders
Santa María Organ Restoration. Pallet box
Santa María Organ Restored wind chest
Santa María Organ Restoration. Wind chest
Santa María Organ Bellows
Santa María Organ Channel boards restoration
Santa María Organ Channel boards restoration

Technical details

Despite the thorough reforms that the organ had undergone over the years, it was possible to identify its original structure and recover it completely. Its plastic richness and shiny composition give us a beautiful example of a Baroque organ.

Composition

  • Manual keyboard with 42 notes (C-a”’), short-octave.
  • Divided stops (c’-c’# )

 

LEFT HANDRIGHT HAND
Flautado de 13 *Flautado de 13*
Octava*Octava
DocenaDocena
QuincenaQuincena
DecinovenaDecinovena
Ventidosena (lleno) IIIVentidosena (lleno) III
Címbala IIICímbala III
TapadilloTapadillo
Nazardo en 15ªNazardo en 15ª
Trompeta realCorneta VII
Corneta de eco VI
Horizontal reedsHorizontal reeds
Bajoncillo*Clarín*
Chirimia*Trompeta Magna*
Orlo (testa)*Oboe*
Orlo (testa)*
in front facade *
Timpani in D and A.

 

Other characteristics

  • Accessories:
    Knee levers: Bajoncillo and Clarín
    Stirrups (pedals): cornetas switch; echo chamber’s lid. 
  • The tuning pitch is 412 Hz at 22ºC
  • Mean-tone temperament

 

Santa María Organ Tordesillas,
Valladolid

Santa María

Santa María Organ Phelipe Urarte 1716
Tordesillas, Santa María Phelipe Urarte 1716
Santa María Organ
Tordesillas, Santa María Stop knobs
Tordesillas, Santa María
Santa María Organ Facade: detail
Tordesillas, Santa María Horizontal reeds
Santa María Organ Console: detail
Tordesillas, Santa María Pipes before restoration: detail
Santa María Organ Pipes before restoration: detail
Santa María Organ Pipes restoration
Santa María Organ Console restoration
Santa María Organ Interior pipes
Santa María Organ Case restoration: detail
Santa María Organ Case: restoration process
Santa María Organ Wind chest restoration. Sliders
Santa María Organ Restoration. Pallet box
Santa María Organ Restored wind chest
Santa María Organ Restoration. Wind chest
Santa María Organ Bellows
Santa María Organ Channel boards restoration
Santa María Organ Channel boards restoration

History

The almost three hundred years of history of the Santa María organ in Tordesillas reflect the common transformations undergone by these instruments in Castile. These transformations have allowed them to survive to the present day in an optimal state for their restoration. Phelipe Urarte built several organs in our region and lived in Tordesillas, so it is possible that he had his workshop in Tordesillas for a while.

Intervetion made

ne first look at the instrument before restoration offered an appalling scenario. Not only the approach taken in the 1865 reform was absurd, but also the pipes had suffered a brutal treatment. There were even more pipes than necessary since there were baskets with additional pipes apart from the ones that the organ already had. Moreover, there were cinc pipes which were awfully crafted. Step by step, the ignoble materials could be separated from the noble ones.

Santa María Organ Tordesillas,
Valladolid

Santa María

Órgano de Santa María, Tordesillas

Media

31 May, 2017

Silvia Márquez Chulilla in Santa Maria organ of Tordesillas

Recorded live on August 19, 2016 in the organ built by Phelipe Urarte of 1716

Silvia Márquez Chulilla

In the Santa María organ of Tordesillas, Valladolid (Spain)

Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Onder een linde groen

@2016 Silvia Márquez Chulilla | www.silviamarquez.com

13 August, 2011

The Santa María organ in Tordesillas. A masterpiece of the school of Viana

Este vídeo muestra el órgano de Sta. María de Tordesillas, restaurado en 2010 por el taller de organería de Joaquín Lois

Construido en 1718 por el organero navarro Phelipe Urarte, procedente de la escuela de organeros de Viana. Este instrumento ha sido restaurado en 2010 por el taller de organería de Joaquín Lois

Este video se proyectó en la conferencia dedicada a la escuela de organería de Viana, dentro del XVIII Ciclo “Música para órgano en Navarra”

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