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Category Archive: Interesting Installations

Thomas Dallam’s Organ for Sultan Mehmet III 1599

Born about 1575 Dallam served an apprenticeship as a Blacksmith but went on to become an organ builder of great repute and is believed to have built the organs of Kings College Cambridge, Eton College and the Cathedrals of Norwich, Bristol and Worcester. But none of the commissions can rival the extraordinary instruction from Queen […]

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20 Organs for the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)

Earlier this year we received our largest ever enquiry for 20 single manual instruments to replace a variety of older instruments from various manufacturers used in the UGLE meeting rooms. Needless to say this was an exciting prospect and we duly sharpened our pencil and were delighted to have the order confirmed in the spring. […]

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Philip Meaden, a client with a very special home instrument

It is always a joy to see a number of our loyal customers upgrading instruments over time as they move from 2 to 3 manuals or from older technology to the very latest we have available. Some of our customers even have more than one instrument! It is rare though to have the pleasure of […]

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Our Regent 356 in Ely Cathedral for Advent

In late October the Kings School Ely lent their Envoy 350-FV to the Cathedral for a performance of the Widor Mass for 2 organs.  The instrument so impressed the Cathedral Music team that they approached us for an instrument to add flexibility to their Advent music programme. As you can see from the pictures below […]

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2 Manuals become 3 | St Mary the Virgin Witney

The main and civic church for the town of Witney, Saint Mary’s, was re-dedicated in 1243.  As you can see the church sits in a prominent position at the head of the town green with a substantial spire above the crossing. The fine west window (and our reworked console) can be seen at the foot […]

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A New Interior for Cleckheaton Methodist Church

Did you know the poor church mouse was originally a hungry one? The saying was originally said to be hungry as a church mouse. Churches in the 1600’s had no kitchens to cook meals and no storage or pantries to store food. A mouse that was so unlucky to take up residence in a church […]

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Would you like a ‘West End Gallery’?

OK, so this is partly an excuse for me to bang on about Italy and all the lovely places I visit there but I am just beginning to realise the very different style the small town and country churches in Italy have that is greatly to the advantage of the music making. There is no […]

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L’Organo della Pace – The Organ of Peace

Very near my home in Italy is the tiny and elevated village of Sant’ Anna di Stazzema. It is approached by a steep winding road that at times gives a dramatic view of the Mediterranean from Livorno in the south towards La Spezia in the north, a truly beautiful outlook. This summer my eye was […]

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