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Compuestas Spanish (Primary)

Compuestas de Lleno Spanish

Cheio Portuguese


These names are listed only in Grove and Williams. Regarding Cheio, Williams says only �Chorus Mixture of the same type as the Spanish Compuestas de Lleno�. Regarding Compuestas, Williams says �Spanish Mixture or Lleno, similar to the French Plein Jeu but rather less stereotyped in content�. Grove describes Compuestas as �A mixture or Lleno, like the Fourniture but more varied in content�. Compuestas de Lleno is not defined by either source. The word compuestas means �composed�; compuestas de lleno means �composed completely�. With so little information, we can only presume that Compuestas is a shortened form of Compuestas de Lleno. More research is needed.


All known examples are listed below.

Compuestas III, Pedalero; San Juan de Laguardia, Alava, Spain; Guillermo Monturas, 1792. Compuestas IV, Pedal; Santa María, Maó, Baleares, Spain; Kyburz 1810.
Compuestas IV, Pedal; Santa Maria de Mahon, Menorca, Spain; Otter 1810. Compuestas IV, Grand-Orgue; Church of Santa Maria la Real, Azcoitia, Spain; Cavaille-Coll, 1898.
Compuestas III, Pedal; Main Hall, Auditorio Nacional, Madrid, Spain; Grenzing 1991. Compuestas de Lleno IV, Organo grande; Cathedral, Guadalupe, Mexico; Walcker opus 5921, 1990's.
Cheio V, manual right hand; Epistle side, Braga Cathedral, Braga, Portugal; Simon Fontanes 1739. Cheio II, manual (portable organ); Museum, Braga Cathedral, Braga, Portugal.
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