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Shot of the amazing Large Pipe Organ in Hallgrímskirkja Church,it has mechanical action, four manuals and pedal, 102 ranks, 72 stops and 5275 pipes. It is 15 metres tall and weighs 25 tons.
Its construction was finished in December 1992 by the German organ builder Johannes Klais.
Reykjavik, Iceland, 02 June 2015
L’islanda che non ti aspetti
Foto del bellissimo organo a canne della Chiesa Luteralana Hallgrímskirkja di Reykjavik, realizzato da Johannes Klais nel 1992.
Lo strumento, con le sue 5.275 canne raggruppate in 72 registri, è il maggior organo a canne islandese. Ha due consolle, entrambe con quattro tastiere di 58 note ciascuna, e pedaliera concavo-radiale di 32 note: la consolle in cantoria è a trasmissione mista, meccanica per i manuali e il pedale ed elettrica per i registri e le combinazioni; la consolle in navata, installata nel 1997, è integralmente a trasmissione elettronica.
Reykjavik, Islanda, 02 Giugno 2015
A first church devoted to St. Michael Archangel was built on the location of the Lombard Palace chapel (to this period belongs the lower section of the bell tower), but it was destroyed by a fire in 1004. The current construction was begun in the late 11th century (crypt, choir and transept) and was completed by 1155. The vaults of the nave, originally with two grossly squared groin-vaulted spans, were replaced in 1489 by Agostino da Candia by four rectangular spans.
The basilica was the seat of numerous important events, including the coronations of Louis III (900) and Frederick Barbarossa (1155), among the others.