Sunday, April 2, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

A detail in Santa Maria in Trastevere,
in Rome.  This is one of the oldest
churches in the city, rebuilt and renovated
many times over the course of
the centuries—but there's been a house
of worship on this site since the
early 2nd century.  All I could discover about
the beautiful organ is that it was
donated by Cardinal Altemps at the end
of the 16th century.

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  1. Artwork as etherial as music; golden sounds: this image is imbued with synesthesia.

    The Roman organ builder Filippo Testa built it in 1702 to replace an earlier Venetian organ from the 16th century. And sounds like this (for a couple of minutes).

    (The smaller organ elsewhere in the church is from 1911 and made by the French company Mutin Cavaillé-Coll.)

  2. Beautiful organ. One can almost hear it just by looking at it ;)

  3. That old and beautiful organ sounds wonderful, after all these years.


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