1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Longest Organ Piece Ever Performed

    Without a doubt, Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” is probably the most famous organ piece ever written. It’s used in TV, movies, and more. But many people have only heard the iconic opening lines of the song. Few realize that the piece is nearly nine minutes long. Organ pieces and organ concertos can last up to an hour in some cases. While these pieces are long, there is one organ pie…Read More

  8. The 4 Most Impressive Organs in the World

    When it comes to organs, most people think about the giant instruments installed in grand cathedrals. With that being said, we do want to discuss a few of those! However, not all fantastic and interesting organs were installed in a church. Organs are renowned for their large size and their demanding requirements when it comes to playing them successfully, much less playing them well. Since every o…Read More

  9. Top Tips to Sight Reading Music

    When it comes to sight reading music, some musicians love the challenge and could work on it all day. For others, they dread hearing those words. Those of you who are terrified by sight reading music, we are here to help! Here are some of the top tips from Viscount Organs to keep in mind to help you sight read a bit easier. Practice Ahead of Time Obviously, you won’t have the music ahead of time…Read More

  10. Why Should Pianists Learn the Organ?

    If you are a musician, specifically a pianist, it’s likely that you have already developed a lifelong love of music and performance. Many musicians, especially those who are looking to expand their musical talents to another instrument, look to challenge themselves and grow. In fact, we have found that versatility in instruments can make stronger practice patterns, and it can open up new perform…Read More