I expect it is not often in a career that the opportunity arises to design an organ for a brand new 750-seat concert hall, but in late 2009 that was the challenge I was given when we began the construction of a new Performing Arts Centre at Yarm School.
After investigating a number of possible suppliers, it was decided that the contract should be awarded to Viscount Classical Organs as their revolutionary new physical modelling technology offers an excellent combination of quality, flexibility, value-for-money and sound. Also, as this exceptional new technology is further enhanced, we can easily benefit from future upgrades and improvements that will become available.
The instrument was finally installed in April this year, just in time for the formal Royal opening of our wonderful new facilities. Each time I play or listen to the instrument, it exceeds my expectations and the elegant and contemporary terraced console really compliments the architecture of the auditorium. The alternative voicing flexibility even allows me to teach the complete organ repertoire on authentic sound palates, and the instrument easily supports school assemblies when the auditorium is full.
The team at Viscount Organs have fully justified our selection of their instrument and we look forward to their continued support for years to come, as we benefit from additional work to further enhance the high quality of the sound.
Keith Brown Director of Music – Yarm School
|Double Open Wood||32||Double Diapason||16||Bourdon||16||Quintaton||16||Contra Viole||16|
|Open Wood||16||Open Diapason I||8||Geigen Diapason||8||Open Diapason||8||Harmonic Flute||8|
|Open Metal||16||Open Diapason II||8||Chimney Flute||8||Gedackt||8||Viole d'Orchestre||8|
|Bourdon||16||Claribel Flute||8||Lieblich Gedackt||8||Dulciana||8||Viole Celeste||8|
|Violone||16||Stopped Diapason||8||Echo Gamba||8||Unda Maris||8||Viole Octivante||4|
|Principal||8||Principal||4||Vox Angelica||8||Principal||4||Concert Flute||4|
|Bass Flute||8||Harmonic Flute||4||Geigen Principal||4||Lieblich Flute||4||Piccolo||2|
|Choral Bass||4||Twelfth||2-2/3||Wald Flute||4||Flageolet||2||Corno di Bassetto||8|
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|Trumpet||8||Double Trumpet||16||Contra Fagotto||16||Clarinet||8|
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