Azkoitia. Cavaillé-Coll organ (1898), parish church of  Santa María la Real.

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This is the other large-size Cavaillé-Coll in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa that is well known internationally. If the Cavaillé-Coll in the Basilica of Santa María in San Sebastián is the ideal instrument for the playing of music by César Franck, this is the prototype of the romantic-symphonic organ. It was, in fact, the last great organ built by the famous organ maker as, one month after the inauguration, the house of Cavaillé-Coll was sold to Charles Mutin. (Aristide Cavaillé-Coll died in 1899). It was voiced by Fernand Prince who had previously worked at the Stoltz frères in the voicing of the organs in Bergara, Zumaia and the monastery of the order of St Clare in Tolosa. 

It is located on the left side of the choir facing the presbytery, once again respecting the emplacement of the older baroque organ. The sizes of the stops and the manual names also correspond to the characteristics of the Spanish baroque organ, as well as having the Trompeta Armónica and Clarín Armónico stops of the Great Organ which are in Batalla. With these organs installed in Spain, in general, the illustrious organ maker continued to pay his own special tribute to his family and professional origins, so rooted, as they were, in Catalonia (his grandmother, Maria Francisca Coll, was Catalan) and to the Spanish baroque organ. The organ case was newly designed by the Cavaillé-Coll company. It was restored by Gabriel Blancafort in 1976. It cost 60,000 pesetas.

It has three manuals, each with a compass of 56 notes and one pedalboard of 30, with a total of 40 stops.



I Teclado

Flautado Mayor 26
Violón 26
Flautado 13
Violón 13
Salicional 13
Flauta Armónica 13
Octava 6 ½
Compuestas 4h.
Cimbala 3h.
Trompeta Magna 26
Trompeta Real 13
Clarin 6 ½
Trompeta Armónica 13 (en Batalla)
Clarín Armónico 6 ½ (en Batalla)

II Teclado

Quintatono 26
Principal 13
Violón 13
Unda Maris 13
Violón 6 ½
Dulciana 6 ½
Octavín Armº 3 ¼
Campanillas 3h.
Trompeta 13
Fagot-Oboe 13



III Teclado

Corno de noche 13
Flauta Travesera 13
Viola de Gamba 13
Voz Angélica 13
Flauta Octav. 6 ½
Octavín Armº 3 ¼
Trompeta Armª 13
Clarín 6 ½       
Clarinete 13
Voz Humana 13


Contrabajo 26
Subajo 26
Bajo 13
Violón 13
Bombarda 26
Trompeta 13



Enganches: I/P;II/P;III/P,II/I;III/I;III/II. Trémolo I-II. Oct. Grav. III/I,I/I, Tempestad
Leng. I,P,Batalla. Ped. expresión al II y III. Teclados man. de 56 notas y pedal de 30.