1. Famous Organists: Jean Langlais

    Hi there! Welcome back to our favorite blog series on famous organists! We appreciate the interest and readership of these blogs. It’s truly inspiring to know that people are interested in learning about the amazing lives of the people who made the pipe organ what it is today.  Today, we’ll be once again discussing a French organist who left a major impact on pipe organ music as we know it. K…Read More

  2. Famous Organists: Dieterich Buxtehude

    Welcome back to the Viscount Organs blog series where we look into the lives and legacies of amazing pipe organists who have influenced the culture of pipe organ music. Today, we’ll be travelling back to the amazing Baroque period to take a look at the life of organist, Dieterich Buxtehude.  The Mysterious Life And Times Of Dieterich Buxtehude Interestingly enough, there is mystery surrounding …Read More

  3. Famous Organists: Jehan Alain

    Jehan Alain is the focus of this Famous Organists blog. Although his life wasn’t long, he achieved many a musical accomplishment, and died a heroic death in World War II. Keep reading to learn more! A Family of Organists Born into the Alain family on February 11, 1911, Jehan Alain was the son of the brilliant organist Albert Alain, and his younger sister Maire-Claire Alain also matured into a hi…Read More

  4. 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

  5. The Legend Series: Paying Homage to Tonewheel Organs

    The Hammond Organ was the world’s first introduction to tonewheel organs — and at that, electronic organs — in 1935. Quickly rising in popularity, Hammond Organs became the go-to organs for their portability, affordability, and amazing sound, becoming a legend in the history of organs. It’s because of its prolific effect on organs and electronic instruments as a whole that Viscount Organs …Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Famous Organists: Ethel Smith

    For over 100 years, Viscount Organs has been producing organs of unparalleled quality. In that time, countless musicians have sat behind the pedals and keys of our organs and played everything from timid first notes to entire concertos. We’re glad that we’ve been a part of the music community for so long, and we’re always happy to recognize the musicians who have had truly spectacular career…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Famous Organists: Marcel Dupré

    Viscount Organs has been around for a while, over a century in fact. During that time, we’ve seen countless players perform masterpieces on our fine organs. We believe that even a novice player is an accomplished musician, as playing the organ is an impressive feat in-and-of-itself. But throughout the long and storied history of the organ, there have been some truly remarkable players. Viscount …Read More