The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Piñas City, Philippines, is a 19th-century church organ with unique organ pipes; Of its 1031 pipes 902 are made of bamboo. It was completed after 6 years of work in 1824 by Father Diego Cera, the builder of the town's stone church and its first resident Catholic parish priest.
The Saint Joseph Parish (Spanish: Iglesia Parroquial de Las Piñas), otherwise known as the Las Piñas Church (Filipino: Simbahan ng Las Piñas) or Bamboo Organ Church, is a parish church in Las Piñas, just south of the city of Manila in the Philippines. The church is renowned to house the Bamboo Organ, a pipe organ made mostly with bamboo pipes. To the right of the church is an old Spanish convent converted into a gift shop and the entrance for observing the organ up close
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The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ was declared a national cultural treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2003. Main Altar of the St. Joseph Parish in Las Piñas. Shown here is the main altar of the St. Joseph Parish of Las Piñas, also known as the Bamboo Organ Church. Note how the narra pews face away from the altar. For the Simbang Gabi, the narra pews were reoriented to face the narthex where the rear entrance of the church is located. Thoroughfare by the Bamboo Organ Church. White Christmas lanterns line the street and decorate the trees at the church courtyard. The effect is stunning-the simple lines of the parols used and the uniform color enhance the overall look of the streets.
The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ is a historical gem you ought to see in your lifetime. Along the stretch of Alabang-Zapote Road, you will notice the rise of shopping centres, spas, and other modern structures that display commercialism and urban lifestyle. Overlooked by many, this city preserves one of the most important treasures of our country, the Bamboo Organ. Also read: 12 Notable Sites in the Philippines Every History Buff Must Visit. For this year, I decided to visit the site where the bamboo organ is located.
The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St. In October 1882, a typhoon hit the country causing the rise of flood water, reaching within the church's vicinity. Dismantled portions of the organ were found adrift in the flood waters that entered the church. After the incident, the Gobernadorcillo and other prominent residents of Las Piñas pleaded for help from the central administration in Manila. Restoration of the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ. The bamboo organ, circa 1890.
Guy Bovet, Wolfgang Oehms - 8 Pieces On Filipino Folk Tunes, Written for the Bamboo Organ: Si Nanay, Si Tatay (Father, Mother) 03:20. Guy Bovet - Music in the Indian Reductions: Adagio 01:29. Guy Bovet, Wolfgang Oehms - 8 Pieces On Filipino Folk Tunes, Written for the Bamboo Organ: Santa Clara 01:56. Guy Bovet, Wolfgang Oehms - 8 Pieces On Filipino Folk Tunes, Written for the Bamboo Organ: Sarong Bangui (One Night) 02:22. Guy Bovet, José Blasco de Nebra - Fandango de España 02:08. Guy Bovet, Padre Antonio Soler - Sonata No. 62 in B-Flat Major: Andantino Con Moto 04:23.