Padua, St. Giustina


The organs were built by Eugenio Casparini in the years 1679-1683. Padua was under the rule of the Venetian republic at the time. It is not known to me if the present organs in the Giustine contain any traces of the work of Casparini.

Padua Giustina, left organ Padua Giustina, right organ

The wooden principals were stopped.
The reeds in the pedal can be considered a typical German addition to Italian organ building.

The stoplist and some remarks here concern the so-called Evangelienorgen and are quoted from VAN DIJK 1988: 27.

Organo grande Organetto in alto Pedaal
Principale 8 Principale 8 Contrabasso 16
Ottava 4 Ottava 4 Ottava di Contrabasso 8
Quintadecima 2 Quintadecima 2 Fagotti 16
Decima nona 1 1/3 Decima nona 1 1/3 Trombetti ottava 8
Vigesima seconda 1 Vigesima seconda 1 Cornetti o Regale Virginelle 4
Vigesima sesta 2/3 Principale 8 wood
Vigesima nona 1/2 Flauto pastorello 8
Trigesima terza 1/3
Trigesima sesta 1/4
Principale 8 wood Timpano
Flauto in ottava 4 Rossignoli
Flauto in duodecima 2 2/3 Grilli
Flauto in quintadecima 2 Sun and Moon with bells
Fiffaro 8 disc Cymbelstar

As to the meaning of the term "Grilli", Mr. Angelo Pagan (Venezia Mestre, Italy) kindly provided the information that this means Crickets. Indeed, the Latin name of the genus Cricket (which is Gryllus) resembles the Italian name.
The suns and moons were spinning, as was also the case in Görlitz. This seems to be a typical Italian toy-stop. It was also found in organs by Franz Köck (see the Biographical notes about Franz Köck. There is also a photograph of the Obervellach sun of organ pipes found on the site of Alfred und Matthias Reichling about Tiroler and Südtiroler organs).
The other "Spielregister" are of course well-known.