Prototype of the modern portative organ

Prototype of the modern
portative organ

Hans Memling, around 1485
(royal museum of
beautiful arts, Antwerp)

The modern portative organ is excellent for use in theoretical and practical music education, as well as for playing in ensembles with original instruments.


Music Education:

The modern portative can be used as a teaching resource in the following areas:

• Aural training and listening practice

• The study of musical instruments and their construction

• Historical performance practice and temperaments

• Ensemble playing and direction



• Ensembles / consorts with original instruments, for example as cantus firmus instrument, drone instrument, or doubling voices.