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Itinerary through the historic organs of Amelia and its territory
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There are many historical organs, as well as musical instruments that are more recent , kept in the churches of Amelia and its district, which are of great interest, not only for those involved in the trade and music lovers.

In Amelia's Cathedral, the most important church of the city, there are two organs: the big one, built by the Austrian company Rieger in Silesia in the eighteenth-century case in the chancel, which is the latest in a series of instruments that have followed over the years, and a chamber organ (for the layout of the pipes in descending order from left to right) by the Roman school of the 1700s, a typical instrument to transport, both within large churches or in chariots for processions.

Between all however the most valuable is the one in the church of the Benedictine monastery of St. Magno in Amelia. It has become an attraction and is subject to study by organists and organologists. It is now also included in the tourist itineraries and enjoys deserved fame both in Italy and abroad. The organ is part of the "monastic" instruments, i.e. those intended to be played by the religious who vowed seclusion like the nuns of the monastery of St. Magno. It is unique in that it has a keyboard placed in the choir loft and one down, in the main floor of the church, locked in a closet, that can be used by any musicians outside the monastery!

There are other interesting organs in the churches of Avigliano Umbro, Collicello, Foce, Guardea, Toscolano, and Giove. The last, designed by Wijnand van de Pol, above the entrance door of the parish church, is enclosed in a richly adorned Nordic type chest and is the most interesting in the entire Province of Terni (among the new ones).

The organ in the Church of St. Chiara in Lugnano in Teverina, is one of the few ancient instruments to be dated, 1756, and signed by the craftsman, the German organ maker Johannes Conradus Werler.

The card promoting the restoration of the rich organ patrimony, as well as the restoration of some musical instruments and the design and construction of new ones form part of the activity of the Associazione Ameria Umbra. Since the 1970's this association has been involved in handling their promotion and preservation . The association manages internally the Accademia Organistica Umbra , which organizes courses and seminars and the School of organ music, which has over one hundred members. Both because of the qualification of the teaching staff as well as the initiatives carried out in the district; it is one of the most well-known throughout the region.

This is the context of the event, which has been taking place for over 30 years, "Il Maggio Organistico", a series of concerts held in the churches of the district, each year during the month of May.

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