Letter from the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca
(reprinted from the conference booklet with permission.)
The southeastern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, houses one of the world’s great treasures of historic pipe organs, and so far fifty one instruments, built between approximately 1680-1900, have been located in the state. Six of these have been restored and are now playable (located in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, San Andrés Zautla, Santa María de la Natividad Tamazulapan, the Oaxaca Cathedral, Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, and La Basílica de la Soledad) and a seventh restoration (Santa María de la Asunción Tlaxiaco) is in process. more
OAXACA PROTOCOL 2001
Summary of Principles for the Conservation and Restoration of Organs in Latin America.
LA BASÍLICA DE LA SOLEDAD
Date of Construction: Case - 1686, Organ c. 18th century.
Restored: 1997 by Pieter Visser with assistance of Ignacio Zapata (Gustavo Delgado para and Ofelia Gomez Castellanos, consultants)
Date of Construction: 1788
Restored: 1997 by Susan Tattershall
SAN JERÓNIMO TLACOCHAHUAYA
Valles Centrales, Oaxaca
Date of Construction: unknown, possibly in the 17th century
Restored: 1991 by Susan Tattershall