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 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The King Of Instruments

    The church organ is an iconic instrument. It’s nearly impossible not to imagine an organ inside of any of the great churches or basilicas of the world. The two are almost perfectly interlinked. The grand size and imposing sounds of the church organ have earned it the title of “King of Instruments” from many. But what makes this wonderous wind instrument the monarch of music? Join Viscount Or…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Organs At The Front Lines

    When we think about the music of the Second World War, often we think of ragtime, and big band jazz, and of course, thumping marching band music. It’s hard not to have Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol” playing along in your head when you think about the service members of WWII. But for many soldiers and sailors in WWII, music was not a luxury they got to enjoy every day. They might only hea…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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