1. The Wanamaker Organ

    The pipe organ is referred to the King of Instruments for many reasons, and size is, of course, one of them. Pipe Organs are well known for their grandiose size and incredible range of tones and voices. But despite many organs filling entire churches or buildings, one pipe organ, in particular, can claim the title of “The World’s Largest Organ.” The Wanamaker Organ resides in Philadelphia an…Read More

  2. Updating Your Pipe Organ

    Viscount Organs has been making premium-quality organs for more than a century. In that time, we’ve proven ourselves to be innovators in the field of the digital organ. We offer our incredible hybrid organs to those who are looking to update their existing pipe or church organs. But when is the right time to, and why should you update your pipe organ, and why should you? Read our guide to find o…Read More

  3. Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium Organ

    Viscount: The sound of baseball – New organ installed at Washington Nationals Stadium

    It's not just another day at the office for Nat's Organist, Matthew Van Hoose.  Prior to the new Viscount Organ being installed, he had been relegated to playing on a keyboard.  After consulting with several organ manufacturers, it was determined the best fit would be a new custom organ from Viscount North America. The stadium exec's were looking for anything but old-fashioned, except when it ca…Read More

  4. Top 6 Organ Rock Tracks

    For some, it’s hard to imagine the sounds of an organ outside of a church or performance hall. Their piped sounds filling performance spaces with grandiose tones and notes, shaking church pews and foundations alike when the player pulls out all the stops. But the organ is a popular instrument outside of these settings, and the convenience and versatility of a digital organ has made them a popula…Read More

  5. Which to Choose, Organ or Piano?

    Whether you’re a piano professional or a keyboard novice, you might find your mind wandering to the organ. How hard is it to learn? What are the best songs to play? How could you benefit from mastering this classic instrument? In this post, we would like to explore the benefits of both organs and pianos. Hopefully, this will help you see both similarities and differences between these two instru…Read More

  6. What to Do When You Can’t Practice

    If you are an organ enthusiast like the team here at Viscount Organs, you know how hard it can be to go a long time without practicing! In fact, most of our clients practice daily to ensure that they stay on top of their technique and their skills. However, sometimes we can’t practice for whatever reason. Whether you are sick and bedridden, or you’re just away on vacation without access to a d…Read More

  7. How to Perfect Your Pedal Technique

    If you play the organ, whether that be the pipe or digital organ, you know the important role that pedals play in producing music. For those who want to become more proficient at playing pedals, one of the top pieces of advice we can give is to play pedal scales! These can help you increase the flexibility of your ankle and fine-tune your pedal playing technique. However, we’ve found that many o…Read More

  8. Top Organ Pieces

    When it comes to finding a challenging organ piece to play, there are so many that are covered regularly. However, what are some of the top pieces, and what is it that makes them so great? Today, we’ve compiled some of our favorite organ works for you to learn to play on your new, Viscount digital organ. Read on to learn more and choose one that sounds challenging or interesting enough for you! …Read More

  9. Interesting Facts About the Organ – Part 5

    Today, we are going to close our blog series in which we’ve been sharing interesting facts about the organ. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog series, you will have read how the organ has been the center of many cultures across the world and throughout history. The organ, though similar to other keyboard instruments, is truly a unique mechanical masterpiece. Keep reading to learn a little…Read More

  10. Interesting Facts About the Organ – Part 4

    If you’ve been staying up-to-date on our blog, you know that we have been doing a short blog series about interesting facts about the organ. The organ has been around for more than a thousand years in a variety of forms and until recently, has been the center of culture, whether at banquets and circuses or church ceremonies and Catholic mass. Though the organ isn’t still at the center of daily…Read More