Raphi Giangiulio (Opus 2, 2009)

Location:

Residence: Stephen Klein
Unidentified, NC US
Organ ID: 72322

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 1 ranks. 52 pipes.
Continuo:
  • Position: Portable instrument, fully movable.
  • Built by Raphi Giangiulio
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2022:

From builder website: Opus 2 is a one stop continuo designed to be compact and lightweight for easy transportation. The whole organ is one unit with a self-contained blower and weighs 32.2 kg (71 lbs). The exterior dimensions are 935mm wide by 730mm tall by 270mm deep (36.8" x 28.7" x 10.6").

The manual is 51 notes (C-d3) and has Rosewood naturals contrasted with Curly Maple sharps. The organ is transposable to A-415, A-440 and A-466. There are 52 pipes for full compass at A-440 and A-466. Low C is retuned for A-415. All pipes are stopped wood with many bass pipes constructed as blocks to save space and weight. The manual lifts up and the pipe blocks on each end can be easily removed to provide access for tuning.

The casework is constructed of Walnut using mortise and tennon joinery for the frames and dovetails for the corners. The pipes are made of Poplar with Mahogany caps and are winded with either aluminum tubing or through grooves in the toeboard. The front mosaic is Curly Maple backed with accoustically transparent cloth. The windchest, blower cabinet and some mechanical parts are made of Baltic Birch plywood.

For transportation, the music rack folds flat and retractable handles on each end allow for a comfortable lift for two people. A cover is provided to protect the organ during storage or transport.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2022.
  • Opus 2 - Description and photos; detailed photos and construction information

Instrument Images:

Continuo organ: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2010-02-24

Mosaic woodwork on cabinet: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2009

Bass pipes/mouths: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2009

Detail of dovetail joint and manual keys: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2010-02-24

Nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2010-02-24

View with music rack folded for transport: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2010-02-24

View from top with manual lifted, exposing interior pipework: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2010-02-25

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