The collection of historical documents and the production of the technical data sheets of the reference work published in 2003 are the work of organist Silvano Rodi.
The Lombard organs (or Piedmontese in Fontan) found in the five churches of the Roya Valley, were built or restored for these churches in the nineteenth century. Fontan’s and Breil’s, eighteenth century organs, are more or less reconditioned reuses. The ensemble is a rich movable and artistic heritage. They were restored during the 1970s – 1980s under the leadership of organists Sant and Saorgin. Along with the other organs of the Savoyard Royal Route, the Bevera and the Vermenagna, they host an international organ festival every summer.
In 1805, the Fabrique Council of Tende church decided to replace the former organ destroyed during the French revolutionary occupation.
The Serassi of Bergamo, prestigious organ makers of the time, were contacted by the factory, and a contract was signed in 1805. The payment was spread until 1809. The grandstand and the case were enlarged to accommodate the new organ. The buffet is from the former organ, still dated 1673, which was reworked in 1807 to accommodate the Serassi organ.
Supported by two fluted columns, the cornice is dominated by a broken pediment decor framed by angels, in the Baroque tradition of altarpieces of churches in the valley. The arch of the opening, where the pipes are located, was endowed with a wooden theater curtain cut and painted in the nineteenth century.
The panels of the railing of the tribune are decorated with geometric carved and painted decorations.