Monastery of San Jerónimo Granada

Organ details


The organ that is now located in the transept of the Monastery of San Jerónimo comes from the Convent of Santa Paula, from which it was removed in 1980. It was originally built in 1727 by the Franciscan father Francisco Alexo Muñoz, organ builder of the Archbishopric of Granada in the first half of the 18th century. The case, in Renaissance style, seems to belong to an earlier instrument. Considering its dimensions it sounds generously in the grandiose vaults, highlighting the beauty and sweetness of its Flautado and the powerful sound of the Trompeta Real. In the upper choir, victims of the plunder and carelessness of past times (the Monastery was plundered in the Napoleonic wars and later abandoned), two other great organs await a reconstruction that will restore the splendor and sonorous magnificence that this monumental venue deserves.

  • Organ built by Fray Francisco Alexo Muñoz in 1727. 
  • Reformed by Salvador Pabón in 1772.
  • Restoration by Francisco Alonso in 1990.

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Flautado mayor de 13 palmos (8)
Flautado biolón (8)
Octava (4)
Quincena (2)
Decinovena (1 1/3)
Lleno de 4 hileras
Trompeta real (8)
Flautado mayor de 13 palmos (8)
Flautado biolón (8)
Octava (4)
Docena y quincena (2 2/3 + 2)
Lleno de 4 hileras
Nasardo en docena (2 2/3)
Corneta de 3 hileras (2 +1 3/5 +1 1/3)
Clarín claro (8)

8 diatonic pedal Contras (8) C-B.
Knee mechanism for Trompeta real and Clarín stops.
Meantone temperament 1⁄4 coma.