1. Famous Organists: Rolande Falcinelli

    Rolande Falcinelli is the next subject of our Famous Organists series. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the life of this fabulous female organist and discuss what she contributed to the culture of organ music. An Artistic Existence Heralding from Paris, France, Falcinelli was born on February 20, 1920. Although she was the first career musician in her family, she was born into a family of visu…Read More

  2. Famous Organists: César Franck

    Our next blog on the famous organists of history is about César Franck, a Beligian born organist and composer with quite the interesting life story.  Franck was an extremely talented organist who composed many pieces that are still staples in organist repertoires today. An Intensive Early Life  Born in Liège, Belgium, on December 10, 1822 (when it was still the United Kingdom of the Netherland…Read More

  3. Famous Organists: Albert Schweitzer

    Albert Schweitzer was a man of many titles. Although he’s recognized as a Nobel Laureate, theologian, philosopher, and a musician (just to name a few), here at Viscount Organs, we’re most excited about this polymath’s reputation as an organist, as well as his impact on organ culture.  In this blog, we’ll be continuing our series that looks into the lives of famous organists, more specific…Read More

  4. Famous Organists: Marie-Claire Alain

    In the next installment of our Famous Organists blog series, we will be taking a look at the incredible Marie-Claire Alain. A Family of Organists On August 10, 1926, Marie-Claire Alain was born near Paris, France, into a prodigious family of organists and musicians. Her father, Albert Alain, composed for the organ, built organs, and played the organ for his local parish. Her brother, Jehan Alain, …Read More

  5. A New Custom Hybrid Viscount Organ Installed in Pennsylvania

    After much deliberation, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona, PA determined that their new organ must match the same beauty, visually and sonically, already found in their gorgeous church. For this reason, they chose a custom Viscount Hybrid Organ with Physis® Technology.  Considerable effort was made to bring their highly altered Estey Pipe Organ (Opus 2155) back to its original…Read More

  6. Jesus the Good Shepherd Owings, MD

    New Viscount Hybrid Pipe Organ Installed in Owings, MD with Custom Console

    When the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd needed a new organ, they considered all the major players, including Viscount. Admittedly, the music director knew the least about Viscount, and from a 'brand awareness' perspective had heard a lot more about a couple other names in the mix.  However, after a face to face consultation with a Viscount representative, the music director learned…Read More

  7. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Antiphonal Organ

    Viscount to install their largest organ in North America

    After an expansive search, and consultation with multiple pipe and digital organ firms, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church (OLMC) in Altoona, PA has contracted with Viscount to produce a custom 4 manual organ powered by their Physis® (Physical Modeling) Technology.  The project will include the reworking of their existing Estey Pipe Organ in order to re-reveal their beautiful Our La…Read More