The Parish priest of Agüero Luis Galindo Bisquer is the artificer of the
only organ museum known all around the world as he assures in his book
titled "the historical organ in the province and diocese in Huesca". In
the last fifteen years he has rescued some organ pieces from extinction
since the beginning of XVI century. He was an enthusiast of valuable and
This priest has got thanks to Jaca bishopric, who is the owner of the
museum that Aragón has in this area a very important patrimony opened
to the public.
Placed in the abbey house, the objects and
pieces from different organs, each one with its informative report are
distributed in four rooms. You can make the visit in the museum with the
help of a magnetophone, which reproduces in a tape the explanations about
it. In the entrance court you can find a typical caddie, a stone step,
a picture with a pyrography drawing of a seven tubes organ and at the
foot we can find a lovely stone which supports a decorative plant.
On the court's left a door, which leads
to the first room, is opened. The
visitor will be able to contemplate a bread flute which the people in
the village used for their songs and dancing. They are seven small joined
pipes cut in a diagonal shape, which give a different aspect from the
In a very big vitrified table with inside
illumination different elements, which any organ may have, are placed.
These elements may be some tubes, box tree wooden or ivory keys, or made
with both materials, several proper mechanisms of the organ: some valves,
small mills, knobs with or without an indication of their tone, pulleys,
springs and a wooden tambourine with some orifices of different diameters
which supports the tubes firstly the superior ones and then the minor
Many of the tubes are shown as they were
from abandon, worn out due to rats, which gnawed at metal, or due to the
harm they were given. They were also caked or bossed or with tin in a
very bad condition due to the weather. These tubes are sometimes made
of wood, covered with paper and there are also sometimes some musical
letters or writing. There are some trumpets, tuning keys, tongues, and
some pieces, which show the fabrication process of a tube. A secret, two
pedals and some pieces belonging to the lowest part of an organ are placed
along the wall. These kinds of pieces may be some pedal, organ tubes,
scales and canon tubes that don't work, so they were only built as an
In the second room,
illuminated with natural light, we can find a showcase with some lithographies
dedicated to Agüero's museum. On its walls some nasards, comets, little
birds and two beautiful angels, which support two trumpets, are hanged.
They are romantic tubes, some pieces with a shape of a banderol and some
ornamental ones. The sample has also dates of some historical pieces and
concrete organ makers and a very beautiful collection of postcards with
copies of Spanish and foreign organs. In the third
room we can find a
complete organ built in 1972 by Luis Galindo. It is an ancient imitation
where the tubes at sight to be able to watch them better. The secret is
an ancient one. Referring to the disposition of the organ it has a wooden
box tree key. The visitors can listen to the different registers and see
its functioning. For this reason the organ has an inside illumination.
The room where Mosén Louis' organ is placed
has got a wonderful carving made of ancient wood of Saint Cecilia who
was musicians' Patron saint. This carving was made as ornamentation in
the organ museum by Antonio Suils Pérez who came from Anzánigo. It has
a small pyrography picture with the organist's pray.
- Sir! My heart is in my hands. Let's them serve always to praise you.
If the music they give recreate or elevate listeners, do not let it serve
to make me vain. It should serve to thank you for the great gift to be
able to express what only the man's depth can say. Amen.
Descending to the ground
floor can finish the visit to the museum where you can admire
an organ box-façade. On the upper floor one of the rooms is dedicated
to keep organ pieces.
Louis Galindo Bisquer assures that there
were a lot of visitors
who went to Agüero to visit the museum a long time ago. 'However I
do not know the reason why fewer visitors come to visit it at preset.
Perhaps it may be because the museum is located a little out of the way
from the road and the visitor has to turn around it to reach it'.
Meditating on the organ Galindo has laudable words for the ones called
"tuberos". 'In Spain, as I can know one two men have this job. One
of them is called José Jiménez Rusiñol and the other one is called Vinancio
Rodríguez Rodríguez. In the workshop they have in "El Buen Pastor" in
Barcelona the make the tubes destined to those big or small harmonies
firms destined to Sacred cult or to the Spirit fascination in sacred concerts.
They are artisans who use plumb, or tin to work but they rarely use zinc
Works made by these tuberos have made a
great impression in Luna, Loarre, Pertusa, Hecho and in the organ of M.M.
Benedictinas' church in Jaca, according to the book titled "The historical
organ in Huesca province and Jaca diocese'.