Portative Organ


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Portative Organ

 

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

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
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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.