1. Pulling Out All Of The Stops

    After a particularly impressive effort at work or on the playing field, or at the most climactic point in a film, you might have heard someone mention that “they pulled out all of the stops.” In common use, it’s considered high praise, but for church organ players, the phrase has a very different meaning. Viscount Organs will explore the origins of this common phrase in our latest blog post.…Read More

  2. The Church Organ In Film

    While many organists likely think of the instrument in the context of great performance halls or church settings, for the average listener, the church organ is distinctly tied to the soundtracks of popular media. In particular, film has shaped many people's understanding of the instrument and its use to convey drama, tension, and fear. While not nearly as prolific as the history of the instrument …Read More

  3. 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

  4. The American Guild Of Organists

    At the beginning of this month, Viscount Organs was thrilled to be a featured part of the 2018 National American Guild of Organists Convention. As always, the convention was a smash hit, and to thank our gracious hosts, we thought we would take a few moments to talk about the Guild, its mission, history, and purpose. Join Viscount Organs as we discuss this important part of the organ playing cultu…Read More

  5. The World’s Oldest Playable Pipe Organ

    The pipe organ is an ancient instrument. Indeed, many agree that the first pipe organ was created by a Greek engineer in the 3rd Century BCE. While the appearance and the means by which it is powered has changed dramatically in the thousands of years since then, in many ways it still functions in the same way. Air is channeled through pipes causing them to create beautiful tones. But while this is…Read More

  6. Interesting Facts About the Organ – Part 5

    It’s been a while since we’ve done a blog on interesting organ facts, so we thought we’d revisit the topic with a brand new set of fun facts! The pipe organ has been an object of fascination for hundreds, nearly thousands of years. In that time, the instrument has changed shape, purpose, and preferences. So without further ado, Viscount Organs presents more interesting facts about the organ!…Read More

  7. Viscount North America to Showcase at 2018 American Guild of Organists Convention

    Viscount North America will be celebrating Viscount’s 128th year by unveiling new organ models at the 2018 National American Guild of Organists Convention July 2 - 6th in Kansas City, MO. We will be showcasing our new all American designed 4-manual drawknob organ, the UNICO 800 in Exhibit Hall A, along with a new more affordable American designed 3-manual UNICO 370 rocker tab organ.  Both featu…Read More

  8. Viscount UNICO 300a

    New American Voicing Available for Viscount UNICO 300a

    In the past year, Viscount North America and our new Tonal Director, Robert Darnall, and the entire Viscount International R&D Lab, has been working hard to create additional enhanced voice models for the American Organ Market.  As anyone trained in the field of organ voicing, building, and design knows, it's not just about having excellent sounding stops, but also about having a total organ …Read More

  9. 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

  10. Famous Organists: Charles-Marie Widor

    The church organ has a long and storied history, going back for hundreds of years. During that time, countless accomplished musicians have sat at the bench and played stirring music of all kinds for innumerable audiences. But during the tenure of this King of Instruments, there have been some musicians that have stood out as masters in their art. Our Next Installment Viscount Organ has already hig…Read More