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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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