Organ of San Vicente (San Sebastián)

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Organ of San Vicente (San Sebastián)
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place San Vicente (San Sebastian)
Organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll
Construction year 1868
Last renovation / restoration 2000 by Renaud-Ménoret
epoch romance
Organ landscape Gipuzkoa
Technical specifications
Number of manuals 3
Number of 32 'registers -

The organ of San Vicente (San Sebastián) was built in 1868 by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll and is one of the most important Romantic instruments in Gipuzkoa .

Building history

The organ was built in 1868 as a two-manual instrument (main unit with 12 and swell unit with 8 registers ) with a total of 24 registers at right angles to the gallery. Eugène Puget added a swellable positive with 9 registers in 1890; He added two pedal towers to the prospectus and moved the instrument to the rear wall of the gallery, and he also built a new console. In 1893 the organ was consecrated with Alexandre Guilmant .

In 1903 Charles Mutin , who had meanwhile taken over the Cavaillé-Colls workshop, reworked the organ; In particular, the intonation of the new positive "in the aesthetics of the house of Cavaillé-Coll" was changed. A plaque from the 1930s testifies to a restoration thirty years later:

«El Fundador y culto director de la Schola Cantorum Dr. Juan Muoña, generoso bienhechor de esta Parroquía, costeó la restauracinó de este organo.
El afamado D. Fernando Prince lo realizó. June 1931. »

“The founder and spiritual director of the Schola Cantorum Dr. Juan Mouña, a generous benefactor of this parish, paid for the restoration of this organ. The famous Mr. Ferdinand Prince carried out this work. June 1931. "

In 1963, during a restoration by José M. Galdós, Alejandro Usabiaga and Ignacio Caucal from Hernani, the mixture of the main work was changed. In 1980, Usabiaga also carried out repairs. In 2000 the organ was finally fully restored. The aim of the work of Renaud-Ménoret from Nantes was to restore the state of 1903, extended by an acoustic 32 'register in the pedal.

Disposition since 2000

I Gran Organo C-g 3
Principal 16 ′ P
Bordón 16 ′ CC
Principal 8th' CC
Flauta Armónica 8th' CC
Salicional 8th' CC
Bordón 8th' CC
Octava 4 ′ CC
Tapadillo 4 ′ CC
Quincena 2 ′ CC
Compuestas II-V RM
Bassoon 16 ′ CC
Trompeta Real 8th' CC
Clarín 4 ′ CC
II Positivo
C – g 3
Diapason 8th' P
Bordón Armónico 8th' RM
Unda Maris 8th' P
violoncello 8th' P
Bascatibia 4 ′ RM
Carillon III P
Trompeta 8th' P
Clarín 4 ′ P
Clarinete 8th' CC
III Recitativo expresivo
C – g 3
Flauta Armónica 8th' CC
Viola de gamba 8th' CC
Voz Celeste 8th' CC
Flauta Octaviante 4 ′ CC
Octavín 2 ′ CC
Trompeta Armónica 8th' P
Bassoon oboe 8th' CC
Voz Humana 8th' CC / P
Pedal C – g 3
Subajo 32 ′ (16 ′ + 10 23 ′) RM
Contrabajo 16 ′ CC
Subajo 16 ′ M.
Flauta Abierta 8th' CC
Bombarda 16 ′ CC
Trompeta Real 8th' CC
  • Coupling : I / P; II / P; III / P; II / I; III / I; III / II. Octavas graves II / I; III / I.
  • Playing aids : Llamadas de Lengüetería: General, I, II, III, P.


CC = Aristide Cavaillé-Coll 1868
P = Eugène Puget, 1890
M = Mutin-Cavaillé-Coll 1903
RM = Renaud-Ménoret 2000


  • Christopher Frommen: Supplement to 'Charles Tournemire - Suite de morceaux pour orgue', AE-10291 . Aeolus, Korschenbroich 2004.

Recordings / sound carriers

Web links

  • Organ on
  • Organ on (English)

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Translation: Christopher Frommen: Supplement to 'Charles Tournemire - Suite de morceaux pour orgue', AE-10291 . Aeolus, Korschenbroich 2004.