Very interesting, Micke!
"Thomas organ credited on the LP sleeve of METTI UNA SERA A CENA"
I compared the 2 organ tracks (tracks 3 and 4) on METTI (1968) with the title track of FACCIA (1967).
To my ears the METTI organ seems smaller than the FACCIA.
I guess that's because both scores differ significantly, one is intimate the other epic (?).
So Morricone also used the Thomas for INDAGINE (1969) ?
Micke, is Bruno Nicolai also credited on the LP sleeve of METTI ?
"The church beside the Forum studios"
This is the info I have on Ortophonic Studio/Forum Studio/Forum Music Village:
ORTOPHONIC STUDIO - Recording studio founded (1969) in the basement of a church at Piazza Euclide 34 in Rome. Owned by the four composers Armando Trovajoli [1917-], Piero Piccioni [1921-2004], Luis Bacalov [1933-], Ennio Morricone [1928-] and also Enrico De Melis, who was the first manager of the studio.
FORUM STUDIO - In 1979, the Ortophonic was sold to Emma (and Franco) Patrignani.
FORUM MUSIC VILLAGE – Since 1997 General Manager: Marco Patrignani (son of Franco and Emma Patrignani).
Now: 3 recording studios, 2 pre-production suites.
(Patrick Ehresmann Interview, MSV 96/97:61-65)
"Some choral parts in the LP have been recorded in the giant church of S. Euclide, and the reverb heard in these tracks is absolutely natural. This was possible because the Ortophonic recording studio in Rome is located under the church, so we could even use the wonderful pipe organ, a 1947-built Mascioni." http://www.italianprog.com/a_paesedeibalocchi.htm
I've never actually been there, but according to the info the Ortophonic was located in the basement UNDER the church. Am I to understand that due to the expansions (only one studio at first, 3+2 at present), part of the studios are now located BESIDE the church?