This is a presentation on the concert hall of a new sampleset by OrganArt Media:
the 1776 Tadeo Ortega Organ, Capillas, Spain. Prof Maier uploaded a recording of it earlier in 2010. The sampleset will be published soon.
The organ in Capillas was build by Tadeo Ortega in 1776. Its character is typical for the Castillian instruments of the 18th century.
With very low wind pressure it attains a powerful volume. The flue stops are very good, the reeds have quite a different character from those of the Frechilla instrument.
Tadeo Ortega build about 25 organs during his lifetime, all in the Castillian province of Tierra de Campos. He was the last great Castillian organ builder, although he was not famous during is lifetime.
His instruments are without exception of excellent quality. They also are mechanically very well build and the sound leaves a lasting impresssion.
The organ typically has two separate sound boards for the bass registers (Bajos) and treble registers (Tiples), which allow a special playing and registration technique for Spanish and Italian music. The manual is divided
at middle C/ C#.
Juan Bautista José Cabanilles (1644 – 1712) was a Spanish organist and composer at Valencia Cathedral.
He is considered by many to have been the greatest Spanish Baroque composer, and has been called the Spanish Bach.
This Tiento should be played on one manual.
The mood of it is suggested by the 5o Tono,
Various interpretations of the "character" imparted by the different modes have been suggested. Two such interpretations, from Guido D'Arezzo (995-1050) and Adam of Fulda (1445-1505) are:
Guido of Arezzo (c. 990- 1050)
The fifth makes happy.
Adam of Fulda (c.1445-1505)
The fifth mode is for those who are happy.
First part played on solo Flautado 13 (8')
Second on Flautado and Octava 4'
Here is the link with much information on the instrument on the OAM website: