Portative Organ


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Portative Organ

 

a small portable organ. The portative organ was widespread in the 15th century.

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The organetto, or the portative organ, is the painting's device to indicate mixed song.
The other works by Lorenzo reproduced in the catalogue are the altarpiece from the monaster; of S Benedetto fuori Porta a Pinti representing the coronation of the Virgin (London, National Gallery, 215, 216, 1897), which includes an angel playing a portative organ, and an initial B with King David (Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana.
There is an enormous variety in his interpretation of the repertory, which he chooses to perform on three of the most distinguished organs in Spain: the famous |Salinas' portative organ built in C-1540 and the Baroque organs gracing either side of the choir in the New Cathedral in Salamanca.
The concert will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of strings, recorders, traversos, portative organ and lute.
Program, which celebrates a new Petty portative organ at the church, will include a concerto for organ and strings by Vivaldi and a recorder concerto by Sammartini.