Bosch, Jordi [Jorge Bosch Bernat-Verí ]
- Gerhard Grenzing
- , revised by Andrés Cea Galán
[Jorge Bosch Bernat-Verí ]
(b Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Nov 8, 1739; d Madrid, Spain, Dec 2, 1800). Iberian organ builder. His father, Mateu Bosch, built the organ in the Convent de Sant Geròni, Palma de Mallorca (1746). Following Mateu’s death, Bosch became an apprentice to Leonardo Fernández Dávila in Granada. Bosch’s first independent work, in Binissalem (1762), was closely modelled on his teacher’s style, but the organ Bosch built for the Convent de Sant Domènec, Palma de Mallorca (1765; sold in 1837 to the Church of Santanyí, Majorca; extant) marks a significant departure in Iberian organ building. This three-manual organ has a ten-rank mounted Cornet, 25-rank Mixture (winded via conduits measuring some 2.8 metres long), and a nine-rank ‘Trompeteria’. To ensure adequate wind to the pipes, the windchests are fitted with double pallets.
Just before Fernández Dávila died, he asked Bosch to complete the organ for the Royal Palace of Madrid. A recent restoration disclosed that Bosch made significant changes to his master’s work before its installation. In the small space Bosch installed an organ of 42 stops, including two open 16′ ranks, a stopped 16′, and six open 8′ ranks. This organ is Bosch’s best-preserved work....