Zegama. Aquilino Amezua  organ (1911), the parish church of San Martín.

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Son of organ maker, Juan de Amezua, and born in Azpeitia (Gipuzkoa). His youth was witness to the vicissitudes of the end of the Spanish baroque organ, coinciding, as it did, with the installation of the first French romantic-period organs in the Basque Country. This circumstance influenced him greatly in his life. He apprenticed with Stoltz in París and later with Garn in England. Aquilino Amezua may be considered the initiator of the Spanish romantic organ.

This interesting instrument in the parish church of Zegama is in its original state and corresponds to Aquilino’s final phase of organ making. It was inaugurated on 11 November, 1911, a year before his death.

It has two manuals of 56 notes and a pedalboard of 30, with a total of 24 stops and operates with a mechanical-pneumatic system. The swell pedal for the whole organ illustrates the aesthetic nature of the post-romantic organ.


I Teclado II Teclado Pedal
Violón 16
Flautado 8
Violón 8
Flauta Dulce 8
Hierodófono 8
Octava 4
Lleno 2-3h.
Bombarda 16
Trompeta 8
Bajoncillo 4
Flauta Armónica 8
Viola de Gamba 8
Dulciana 8
Voz Celeste 8
Flauta Octaviante 4
Trompeta Real 8
Fagot-Oboe 8
Voz Humana 8
Contras Grandes 16
Violón 16
Contrabajo 8
Contras 8
Bajete 4
Bombarda 16
Enganches: I/P, II/P, II/I. Octavas agudas II/I. Trémolo. Máquina neumática.
Combinaciones fijas (P, MF, T). Anulador. Una combinación libre.
Pedal de expresión para todo el órgano.