1. Hymn History & Structure

    Hymns and organs go together like peanut butter and jelly. Most when they think of a an organ also think about hymns, as well. Why? Because though the organ has been used in all types of settings the most prominent use of the organ in recent modern history has been in the traditional churches in which every sabbath day, the congregation meets together and sings hymns as part of the worship servic…Read More

  2. The Many Types of Organs

    The organ at its earliest conception is quite different than many of the various similar instruments that evolved from it and that we have today. What began as an instrument powered by water and played in Ancient Greece and Rome during races and games, has evolved greatly over the years. It has been enjoyed in many environments and musical genres, and during many years was the pinnacle of the mas…Read More

  3. Caring For Your Organ

    Have you just purchased your first organ or have you had your church organ for a while and are thinking that your instrument may need maintenance? Regardless, where you fall on the spectrum, it’s important that you consider the maintenance that your organ may need, because your instrument will only last and sound as good as the care it receives from you. Cleaning First, you should know how to c…Read More

  4. Viscount North America Hires Technical and Tonal Director

      Viscount North America, and everyone at Viscount International welcomes our new Technical and Tonal Director, Robert Darnall of Allentown, PA. Robert comes to us with an extensive personal, educational, and professional background in music, electronics, organs, and the organ industry. He comes to us from a respected organ manufacturer. The new position Robert has is much more comprehensiv…Read More

  5. Reasons to Play the Organ

    Have you ever considered playing the organ? Why haven’t you? What’s holding you back? Have you always thought of the organ as a “churchy” instrument? Regardless of what your opinion of the organ is, we at Viscount, highly suggest you learn more about this amazing instrument and how to play it! But, why learn to play the organ? Part of a Tradition When we make Viscount organs, we realize t…Read More

  6. Viscount Organs: Tradition, Passion, and Technology Combined

    Church organs are unique instruments. Not only are they centuries old - or, if their origin instruments are considered, millennia old - but they also have endured through western culture ever since their introduction. Organs were and still are central to many churches’ worship services and found their way into secular culture and music, as well. Organs are also unique in their sheer size, as we…Read More

  7. History of Church Music – Part 2

    What qualifies as church music? Where did church music come from and why is it the way it is today? For some, church music is a very familiar aspect of their culture due to their upbringing or lifestyle, but for others, it is not. Regardless of your exposure, music itself has greatly evolved over the centuries and so has church music in tandem. In one of a recent post, we began talking about the …Read More

  8. History of Church Music

    Music has always been closely associated with religion, and the worship of the chosen deity or fundamental belief. The understanding behind the psychology of music and religion is a topic for another time, but should be taken into consideration when thinking about the running history that music and church music have had in tandem. When many think of organ’s, they generally associate it with Chri…Read More

  9. Church Organ Shoes Basics

    The church organ is a unique instrument in many ways due to its design, its history, and its sound. But there is yet another reason why it is a unique instrument: It requires special shoes to place it well. Organ shoes are specially designed to help the church organ player play the pedal keyboard well, and really those who want to be serious organists, must invest in organ shoes. Whether you want …Read More

  10. Viscount becomes the largest organ manufacturer in the world, by revenue.

    Each year, Music Trades, the music industry's leading insider publication, ranks the top 225 largest musical merchandise manufacturers in the world, by revenue. We are happy to announce that Viscount has officially made it to the top of the list among all other organ manufacturers.  This jump in ranking was due in part to our continuing increase in United States sales of our Physis® Technology d…Read More