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Father Diego Cera (1824)

Location:

St. Joseph Parish Church
1742 Quirino Ave
Las Pinas, 1742 PH
Main
Organ ID: 69319

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 1,031 pipes. 3 divisions. 1 manuals. 25 stops. 25 registers.
Mano Yzquierda (bass):
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Father Diego Cera
We received the most recent update for this division from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.

Mano Derecha (treble):
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Father Diego Cera
We received the most recent update for this division from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Father Diego Cera
We received the most recent update for this division from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Father Diego Cera
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 12
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.

Gallery:
  • Built by Father Diego Cera
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 12
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.
Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021:

This pipe organ is commonly referred to and known as "The Bamboo Organ".

We received the most recent update for this note from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.

Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021:

The Bamboo Organ

The pipe organ located in the city of Las Pinas, Manila was created by Father Diego Cera, then pastor of St. Joseph Parish of Las Pinas. The organ was constructed beginning in 1816 and finished in 1824. Its pipes are made almost exclusively out of bamboo with some metal pipes.

The pipe count is broken down as follows: 747 speaking labial bamboo pipes 36 dummy labial bamboo pipes 119 dummy bamboo reed pipes 7 speaking labial metal pipes (pajaritos) 122 speaking metal reed pipes (horizontal trumpets)

Renovations & Restorations 1. Complete restoration in 1975 by Klais Orgelbau 2. Restoration in 2004 by Diego Cera Organ Builders

We received the most recent update for this note from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.
Various Publications; Builders: Open In New Tab http://mypipeorganhobby.blogspot.com/2009/02/bamboo-organ-of-las-pinas-phillipines.html http://www.orgph.com/organs/bamboo-organ-las-pinas Originally published 2009
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.
1975 Study of Bamboo Organ by Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. KG (English and German): Open In New Tab Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH & Co. KG study and description of history and state of Bamboo Organ before restoration in 1975. Source: Builder site.
Document created on 1975-01-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Ian Scheil on October 05, 2021.

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