and Dominic Gwynn set up the firm in 1980 to help revive the interest
in the classical tradition in British organ-building, to revive interest
in pre-Victorian British organ and choral music, assist congregational
singing and provide a suitable instrument for modern liturgies.
we make new
organs in the classical British styles, using traditional materials
and manufacturing techniques.
we make chest and chamber
organs in classical British and other styles for use by musicians in the
Early Music world, and to encourage the use of appropriate organs in recording
and concert performances.
we restore historic organs,
trying to preserve as much of the original organ as possible.
we add to knowledge about old British organs by carrying out archaeological
surveys and making their research publicly
available, in the Harley Monographs and elsewhere.
we develop knowledge about traditional techniques of organ building,
and train young organ builders.
there are some
around the restoration at St Botolph Aldgate, made by David.Allen and
funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
In these activities we are supported by the Harley Foundation.