Church Organs by CONTENT Philippines Manila Cebu Davao
Posted on March 19th, 2017
Church Organs by CONTENT Philippines Manila Cebu Davao
Church Organs by CONTENT Philippines Manila Cebu Davao are imported by www.pianos.ph in Manila and distributed in the Philippines.
CONTENT organs are the most durable organs in the world because they are produced with all gold contacts sealed by plastic coatings reducing the influence of the weather to a minimum.
CONTENT presents Churches, Institutions, Conservatories, Music schools and private users a wide choice in digital classical organs. Over the decades innovation, quality and excellent craftsmanship with respect to tradition have created a strong brand image.
Many years of experience, a healthy balance sheet and a dedicated worldwide distributor network and trained employees are the backbone of the Content Organ Company.
Our organs meet the needs of the demanding organist on all continents of the globe and bring inspiration to musicians and listeners alike.
Our Invention Technology allows this sounds adequate and quality on a new level. The newly developed reverb allows at any time for the optimal experience from small house to big cathedral reverb.
As the first manufacturer CONTENT organs also allows you can move virtual in the space. A breakthrough! Finally, high-quality digital amplifiers, speaker system and an integrated 3D surround system guarantees an optimal reproduction of the sound.
CONTENT has now also in it’s line up the BAMBOO organ pictured here. This innovative organ is specially made for Asia. Call us at Manila Pianos at 02.801.3431 x 401 to discuss prices, options, pipe additions.
Manila Pianos Inc. Newsletter March 2017
Posted on March 15th, 2017
Digital Organs Cebu Davao
Posted on October 14th, 2014
Digital Organs Cebu Davao, pipe organs Cebu Davao
Digital Organs Cebu Davao, we at ManilaPianos Inc. sell, design and install many organs everywhere in the world. Our head office is in Manila, Philippines. Please check us out if you need an organ for yourself or your church. We have many organs in stock, please check our website for www.pianos.ph
We represent CONTENT digital sampling organs for the Philippines! These fantastic electronic organs have been distributed all over the world for a long time, the quality of these instruments is fantastic and now we have the opportunity to purchase these instruments!
As indicated by old documents, the organ was developed by Ktesibios of Alexandria (Egypt) in 246 BC. As a technological miracle this organ was admired by anyone who saw and heard it play. It was mostly used for entertainment, at least until the early Muslim period (approx. 1000 years after its invention (Cordoba, Baghdad, Cairo), it was used as accompaniment during plays and in amphitheatres of the Roman Empire, and the possession of an organ displayed status and wealth in the Byzantine Empire.
In the early Christian churches were no organs used. Christians considered musical instruments of secular nature and not suitable for the church. Following the tradition of the Jewish Synagogue, the only instrument used was the human voice (which is done until today in most Eastern Orthodox churches). Organists in those days could be considered early colleagues of theatre organists.
The first pipe organs in churches started to appear around the year 800 and 100 years later old manuscripts mention the use of the pipe organ in worship services. Now, in addition to the traditional church choir also instrumental music could be heard in churches.
It started with Monasteries, which is not a big surprise considering the fact that in those days only Monks were highly educated and knowledgeable and able to build and play such a complicated instrument. As people built large cathedrals with relatively primitive tools, they also built pipe organs of significant size. The Monastery of Winchester England (980) built and organ (400 pipes) that could be played with two (!) monks at the same time, with their own console, but only when 70 monks (!) would work as wind makers. The music was apparently so loud that it could be heard in the entire city (don’t forget: there was no traffic noise as we have today).
In the 13th Century the organ was a generally accepted instrument in the churches. Renowned theologians such as Gilles de Zamorra and Thomas van Aquino admired the pipe organ because it would elevate the soul, adjacent to the other instruments that were considered not suitable because of the bad reputation of the traveling musicians, troubadours, that played those instruments. It seems that the early history of the organ was forgotten and/or forgiven.
After the Reformation of the 16th Century, many protestant churches in Europe followed the tradition of the early Christian church and threw out all instrumental music. But as a new element in the worship services vigorous congregational singing of the Psalms was introduced, led by a lead singer while the organ kept silent.
Organs were owned by the government and were played regularly on weekdays, when the church was normally open. Before and after the worship services the organ was played as well, because the organist was employed by the city and not the church. However, he was urged to play Psalms instead of secular melodies.
|The lead singers had a hard time keeping up with sometimes a few thousand people, singing with all their heart. Therefore, in the 17th Century the assistance of the organists was required in most churches, to lead the singing of the congregation. For some organists, this was experienced as such an increase of responsibility that they asked for an increase in salary… In other cases this was reason to modify or expand the organ in order to make it more suitable for the accompaniment of the singing.
In some situations an impressive organ with an marvelous Baroque façade would not only be great for accompaniment, it also displayed the prosperity of the city.
The pipe organ was back in the church and it has been there ever since. Lead singers were not needed anymore and the enthusiastic singers were in the end accompanied by organs only.
Also outside the church the pipe organs were used more and more. Since the 18th Century the organ were placed in Synagogues in Europe, but this new development was ended with the second world war. In the 19th Century many concert halls added a pipe organ and at the beginning of the 20th Century many theaters built pipe organs to provide sound with the silent movie.