THE RAMINA ORGAN
ITALIAN ORGAN 'VITTORIO RAMINA' OP.6
The instrument was built by Vittorio Ramina, Como, in 2002 and is technically and visually crafted after an 18th century organ located in the apsis of the Santuario Madonna della Fontana in Camarigo (Lodi, IT).
DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUMENT
The Venetian style varnish and ornamentation has been applied by hand. Organ case and pipes are crafted of spruce wood, the windchest and mechanical parts of walnut wood. The keyboard (C1 – f5) features 50 keys with short octaves. For the chromatic keys a boxwood veneer was applied, for the diatonic keys a tinted walnut veneer.
The organ has a suspended action; the stop knobs are crafted in brass. Windchest and wedge-bellows are covered with tanned white leather. The pedalboard has 9 pedal-keys which are consistently linked to the first octave by means of linen-strips (the 9th pedal key is hooked up and activates the Terzamano).
The substructure contains two wedge-bellows and has been crafted in line with its paragon. The electric blower is a modern-day add-on; the wedge-bellows can thus be activated by the electrical blower or the two ropes attached to the bellows. 8-foot base; the divider between base and treble is at c3 / c sharp3.
Flauto in Duodecima (2 2/3’ soprani from C3)
Voce Umana (as of a2 with a slightly higher pitch than the principal)
Basso (opening the passage for the wind supply of the first eight pipes of the principal, which are positioned on a separate windchest) .
440 Hz - a3
440 Hz - a3