Leave your mark on the heart
of the Sagrada Familia
The organ requires thorough renovation in order to render it in peak condition. These tasks have been entrusted to the organ builder Albert Blancafort and his team with the advice of the head organist of the Sagrada Familia, maestro Juan de la Rubia. Restoration work involves:
Installing a new motor, as the present one is very old, noisy and is mounted in an adjoining room. It will be positioned inside or behind the organ in a soundproof housing.
Fully restoring the bellows, accordions and puffers. Adjusting the windchest to control the runnings, slider movements and restoring the membranes.
Cleaning and adjusting mechanical parts such as squares, trackers,roller boards, and nourishing the dried out wooden parts.
Restoring whiteness to the keys, which have turned yellow, polishing the sharp keys and cleaning the spacers.
Adjusting the mechanics, the float of the axes of the keys, rollers, squares, reviewing the leather buttons and tracker action guides.
Cleaning the case to remove the film of dust and dirt accumulated throughout, cleaning the console logo and filling in holes made upon previous installations. Restoring the console.
New façade pipes substituting the lower quality zinc pipes that replaced the ones that were removed during the civil war.
New pedal casing with three separate stops: Soubasse 16’, Flûte 8’ and Basson 16’, with a total of 90 large pipes installed in an independent casing behind the organ.
Checking the voicing, restoring the wooden pipes and the Bassoon-Oboe stop.
New electrical installation to be adapted to the current regulations, main electrical panel and switch, console and interior lighting. New motor drive switch.