The sole purpose of organ in the Auditorium at the Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid (the Albéniz Foundation) is to teach organists, it is a tool that any aspiring organist has to practice on day in and day out, many hours, and even for many years. This instrument is also used for different cultural events: as a concert instrument it is excellent as a solo instrument or in an accompanying role with other instruments or groups (choirs, orchestras, etc.) This wide range of roles requires the instrument to be highly versatile.The acoustics in the concert hall require an instrument whose voicing can fill it with a beautiful, full sound even when it is completely filled to capacity, but also be able to give a balanced sound when the organist is all alone.
An in-depth knowledge of historical organs from different eras and schools and, particularly our constant contact with the organ on the Iberian Peninsula, has allowed us to assimilate and apply its rich sound, its multiplicity of timbres and colors, the sweetness of its principals and the warmth of its reed stops, especially in the en chamade reeds. There are a variety of stops with their own distinctive characters, and when skilfully combined offer us a wide range of sounds making it possible to easily perform an extensive repertory. By studying historical instruments we have strived to build a wind supply system with bellows that somehow seem to breathe, that, together with a lively and energetic voicing, let the performer communicate not only sounds but experiment with and express emotions.
At the same time, this instrument takes full advantage of the most advanced technologies, many of them developed through our own research into the subject, such as a light, precise and reliable action so the organist can achieve a very delicate kind of articulation. On the Récit ,you will find we have really perfected the expression and dynamics control and we have added an innovative computerized combination system.