"Basílica de San Francisco"
The Organ and Church History
Mutin Cavaillé-Coll, 1910



The Organ


This instrument was severely damaged by fire in June 1955 in occasion of severe social an political turmoil.
Some pipework escaped from destruction and were placed in other instruments.
According to the main source from Charles Mutin himself (founded in the "Encyclopedie de la Musique Lavignac et Dictionaire du Conservatoire"), this remarkable instrument displayed 62 speaking stops on three keyboard with Barker levers in addition to pneumatic tubular system for the stop action, combinations and crescendo pedal.





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