Philosophy

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  • MAKING MODERN CLASSICAL ORGANS by Dominic Gwynn

    Our new organs are based closely on historic classical English organs, which we consider to be particularly beautiful, and particularly appropriate for English church music and the re-discovery of English music before about 1850. The core of the instrument is always close to the original style, but we develop the organs in varying degrees so …

  • MAKING HISTORICAL REPRODUCTIONS by Dominic Gwynn

    We are very proud to have contributed to the revival of the classical English church organ, funded in large part by the Heritage Lottery Fund. These include the important organs at St Botolph Aldgate ca1704 and St Helen Bishopsgate 1743 in the City of London, St Lawrence Whitchurch on the NW edge of London 1716, …

  • THE STORY OF THE SUFFOLK FRAGMENTS AND THE MAKING OF THE TUDOR ORGANS by Dominic Gwynn

    We have now made three Tudor organs, all based on the early 16th century fragments found in Suffolk and other connected pieces of evidence. The first two were made for the Early English Organ Project, now administered by the Royal College of Organists and the third for the Bangor University International Centre for Sacred Music …

  • RESTORING HISTORIC ORGANS by Dominic Gwynn

    We have from the beginning aimed at following museum principles of restoration. These principles can be summarized as: research the organ’s history as far as possible, in the archives and in the organ itself retain as much of the original material as possible repair only as required and not wholesale retain the patina of age …

  • THE ORGANS USED BY GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL by Dominic Gwynn

    Handel was not a professional organist. He did not hold a church position, nor did he leave much published organ music. But he did have the reputation of being one of the finest keyboard players of his generation, in Germany, in Italy and in England. His style of playing was said to be peculiar, and …