The Zaragozano organ in Barcelonas Museum of Music is a portable instrument commonly used for special festivities and processions, and would usually be found as well in smaller churches or even in a salon or music room at court or in the residence of higher nobility.
During the restoration process we came across an inscription on the inside of the pallet box, but it did not provide us with any further clues as to who might have built the instrument or when the instrument was completed. However, technical features, such as the manual compass, pipe measurements as well as certain details in its decoration lead us to believe that this organ dates from some time in the second half of the 17th century.
The instrument has been preserved almost entirely in its original state and there seem to be no signs of any major changes. We have done a complete restoration of the organ and now, this unique instrument is fully functional and musically satisfying. In spite of its small size, its sound is bright and carries very well.