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Gli organi di Giaffa

St. Peter Chapel in Jaffa

Entrambe le chiese di Giaffa sono dotate di un organo a canne. Nella Chiesa di S. Antonio è presente un Rieger, costruito nel 1896, ma che ha subito col tempo numerose trasformazioni e che versa oggi in cattive condizioni.

A San Pietro invece un organo a canne più piccolo è presente dal “lontano” ……. 15 giugno 2014. Ma benché la sua collocazione sia recentissima, l’organo è antico, anzi è il più antico organo tra Israele e Palestina: la targhetta posta sopra la tastiera infatti recita

“N.359
Agati Nicomede e Fratelli
Fabbricanti d’Organi
Costruirono l’anno 1847
IN PISTOIA”

Un organo italiano, anzi toscano, ricostruito dall’organaro spagnolo francescano Delfino Fernandez Taboada, che lo collocò presso il Christian Information Center di Gerusalemme a Porta di Giaffa; qui il 15 giugno 2014 lo strumento è stato smontato dall’organaro israeliano Gideon Shamir, che l’ha poi rimontato nella Chiesa di San Pietro a Giaffa.

A Giaffa l’antico organo torna finalmente a risuonare in un una chiesa –che ne era sprovvista- e a far sentire la sua voce agli amici del Terra Sancta Organ Festival.

prosegue su:

http://www.tsorganfestival.org/it/gli-organi-di-giaffa/

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Chi è Gideon Shamir?

During a study trip, we met the one and only organ builder in Israel: Gideon Shamir. He started his career as a pianist and was even awarded by Queen Elizabeth for one of his performances. Nowadays, still working while in his seventies, he hopes to find a successor. He offers internships, accommodation and his expertise – free of charge. If you know young students in this field looking for international experience, contact us. 🙏

L'immagine può contenere: 1 persona, in piedi e barba
 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gideon Shamir, Organ Builder in Haifa

Monday we drove to Haifa to visit Gideon Shamir, organ builder, who comes to the Jerusalem Center to tune and repair the organ. At age 76, he is still going strong and building organs. We visited his shop and he showed us photos and some of the organs he is currently building. It takes him one year to build one organ and he hopes that before he retires to find an apprentice to work with him so he can pass on his skill. Gideon was raised in London. His father was an excellent pianist and Gideon said as a young child he sat at the knee of his father while he practiced the piano 8 hours on his day off from work. Growing up with such a musical father, he was formally trained at the London School of Music. At age 19, he won London’s piano competition and had the opportunity to meet Mother Queen Elizabeth. His wife proudly showed us the photo later when we visited their home. One very interesting and most unique of all his organs was a miniature he built for his two year old grandchild. It was adorable, about 20″ in length and the tone was lovely because it had a motor attached to produce the tones. Each of us would have given anything to have purchased one like this which would fit in a suitcase. Also, Marybeth, Brent, and Kathy all had the opportunity to play the organs in his shop and it was an experience to always remember. Gideon is a remarkable man! He builds every part of each organ which includes the pipes, the keyboard, the console, and all the thousands of minute parts that are put together and synchronized perfectly. Each pipe is made from different materials. For instance, the metal pipes of various lengths are made from a different metal alloys which he bends around a mold. He then solders the pipe, making sure it is airtight and then beats the pipe smoothe with a piece of wood. Other pipes were made of wood and he showed us stopped pipes which have a stopper in the top, which in turn diverts the air back down the pipe, thus producing a sound one octave lower. One of the photos shows a reed pipe which has very small reeds inside that flutter as air is forced through it. Gideon plans to come to the Jerusalem Center to tune the organ soon and having already met him, visited in his home with him and his wife, and having a wonderful lunch at a nearby restaurant, we came to know him on a more personal basis. This was certainly a day to remember! Here are a just a few of the many photos from our visit to his workshop.

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populus arbori…(pioppo) albero del popolo

Ponte della ferrovia sul fiume Sesia a Vercelli col diretto Milano-Torino che procede verso la stazione.

Gli alberi sono pioppi o così si spera.

(Jean Modeste)

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I nostri vecchi frequentavano di più il fiume,non c’erano i cormorani ed il pesce se pur non abbondante aveva più possibilità di dilettare i pescatori sportivi di quanto non succeda oggi e non solo,se avevi una morosa andavi a cercare la quiete all’ombra dei pioppi…peccato le zanzare nella stagione estiva.

Ma il greto non era una pattumiera come a volte ti succede di vedere,certo,il fiume aveva la funzione del mare per i meno fortunati e l’acqua oltre che fresca pareva anche pulita.E domani che sarà?

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Il pioppo

Fra la fremente selva che decora

l’immensa piana effondi tu superbo

da mille cuori un armonioso verbo.

Sussurra la tua pagina sonora,

con voce di pietosa Eliade suora,

un monito gentil ch’entro me serbo

di nutrimento all’ideale acerbo,

che tende al vol dall’ostica dimora.

O muto teste di mirabili ore

d’opre e d’amori fra celesti incanti,

al vento infido cela i tuoi segreti.

Ognor benigno adombra nei discreti

tuoi boschi l’ebbra schiera degli amanti,

brilli propizia in ciel l’Orsa maggiore.

(Mario Torres)

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