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[Musical Tutorial] Imperial March

Regent Classic’s musical tutorial videos for 2017 feature pieces from the ABRSM organ examination syllabus. Organist Jonathan Kingston gives you a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about performance and registration. We hope they’re useful if you’re preparing for one of these exams yourself. If you’re not, just sit back and […]

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[Musical Tutorial] Grand Choeur

Our musical tutorial videos for 2017 feature pieces from the ABRSM organ examination syllabus. Organist Jonathan Kingston gives you a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about performance and registration. We hope they’re useful if you’re preparing for one of these exams yourself. If you’re not, just sit back and enjoy […]

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[Musical Tutorial] La Rejouissance and Minuet by GF Handel

The Music for the Royal Fireworks  was originally composed for a wind band 1749 under contract of George II of Great Britain for the fireworks in London’s Green Park on 27 April 1749. It was to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) […]

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[Music Tutorial Series] Offertoire sur les grands jeux by Francois Couperin

The Offertoires sur les grands jeux is an extract from the messe des couvents, a collection of short organ works to accompany the formal service of communion. This is Couperin’s less solemn and more intimate setting. The ‘Convent Mass’ is relatively more concise and easy to perform. It is intended for a modest instrument with […]

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Regent Classic Organ Concert Series

We are delighted to have distinguished organist and choral director Joseph Nolan playing a series of recitals on Regent Classic instruments across the UK later this year. Joseph holds the unique distinction of being the first British/Australian organist to have been recorded commercially on the organs of Buckingham Palace Ballroom, London, St Sulpice Paris, and […]

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[Client Story] Normanton Baptist Church

Tragedy struck this church in October 2009 when arsonists set fires in two places in the building resulting in the almost complete destruction of the interior (see pictured right). For many small communities the scale of the damage would have been overwhelming but, thanks to reasonable insurance cover and local determination, the rebuilding of this […]

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[Music Tutorial Series] Preludium and Fugue in D by Buxtehude

It is difficult when listening to the great organ music of the Baroque Era not to think that this was time when the style of music and resources of the organ were most perfectly matched. Undoubtedly as large organs in that day required many men to pump the air they were not played much outside […]

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St Mary Chalgrove Restoration and New Organ

Why not listen to this organ as you read? CLICK HERE for some Mendelssohn. There is another link further down the page. I expect when it comes to custom built organs this will be one of the smallest that we are ever commissioned to make. It is far more usual for a church with a […]

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Manchester Crematorium’s Old Chapel

The client’s requirements: The brief was to create an organ which was not just suitable for accompanying hymns but was capable of convincingly playing the repertoire alongside performances of orchestral music and popular songs. The Viscount instrument replaces an Allen instrument which, whilst still working well, was of limited resources and had come to the […]

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New loan organ for Selby summer recital series

Viscount Classical Organs Ltd supplied an instrument in 2014 to cover the Selby Abbey pipe organ rebuild which is now nearing completion. The Summer recital series will shortly get under way and for this final appearance of a Viscount instrument in the Abbey, we have loaned the Regent Classic Custom built organ pictured right. This […]

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Selby Abbey Organ Recitals in association with Regent Classic

We are pleased to announce that, yet again, we have arranged for an amazing summer of organ recitals, played on this year on  a custom built  Regent Classic  organ at Selby Abbey. Viscount Classical Organs installed the organ in 2014 as a replacement organ during the rebuild their pipe organ. Tickets are free, but a […]

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[Music Tutorial Series] 1st Movement E Flat Trio Sonata by J S Bach

The baroque trio sonata usually calls for four instrumentalists, two of which are assigned to the bass line, and it is only at the end of the 18th century that the designations of “trio” and “quartet” start referring to the number of instruments required. The Bach Organ Sonatas are thus trios which ask for one […]

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Filming our video tutorial series

Having the space to indulge one’s interests is the result of good luck and advancing years. When almost 20 years ago now we moved home a few miles to a very small farm I also acquired a tythe barn dating  according to Peterborough Cathedral records to 1762. The nearest church is about a mile away […]

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AGO exhibition organ returns to the UK

After a year in the USA with our partner dealer Whitesel Organs of Harrisonburg Virginia our beautiful AGO console is back in Bicester and installed temporarily in the Catholic Church. As you see from the photograph the church has a very simple design. There is a substantial tower directly above the sanctuary and this combined […]

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[Music Tutorial Series] The Knightsbridge March by Eric Coates

For this, our second edition in our Jonathan Kingston Musical Tutorial Series, we thought we would present a piece in huge contrast to the Howells psalm prelude. Eric Coates is perhaps best known for two much played and broadcast pieces. The rousing ‘Dambuster March’ written for the 1955 film and also, but perhaps less well […]

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Organ Recital at Lyle Kirk Greenock, Scotland – 10 April 2016

At 3pm on the 10th April, there will be a recital played on our very own custom built 3 Manual instrument at the pretty Lyle Kirk Greenock church (Newark Street Building, PA16 7UR) The music will include works by Bach, Baldwin, Binge, Belier, Peter Maxwell Davies, Max Reger, Poulenc, Milhaud, Herbert Sumsion and Jules Grison. Tea and coffee will […]

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[Music Tutorial Series] Howells Psalm Prelude No 2 of Set 2

In 2016 we are pleased to present a series of demonstration tutorials played on one of our luxurious custom made instruments pictured above.  This first video of a series of 6 features  Howells Psalm Prelude No 2 from Set 2. Howells was born in Lydney in 1892, the youngest of the six children of Oliver Howells, […]

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St Peter’s Caversham chooses a Regent Classic

I do not believe that we have had any customer more diligent in the process of selecting the manufacturer of their new instrument or indeed taking more care in designing the installation. It has been a pleasure to work with a group including their Diocesan Organ Advisor, so interested in making the very best of […]

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A new organ for Sutton Valence School Chapel

The school was founded in 1576 as the Free Grammar School of William Lambe in Sutton Valence, by William Lambe, Master of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers and a member of the Chapel Royal of Henry VIII. Situated near Maidstone the school has extensive facilities, grounds and a wonderful chapel. The organ that we replaced was already digital, an Allen dating […]

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