Martin Goetze and Dominic Gwynn Ltd is a firm dedicated to the restoration and reconstruction of historic pipe organs and to the manufacture of new organs. Between the start of our firm in 1980 and January 2021 we have made 16 new church organs and 21 new chamber organs. We have restored 28 historic church organs and 76 historic chamber organs. For a quick look click on selected organs or for more information look at our project list.
In the last forty years we have carried out a wide variety of projects, from making new organs in Tudor style to restoring 50 year old neo-classical organs. The original founders will be handing over their interest in the firm over the coming years to the other members of the team, and the portfolio is expanding to include restorations of self-playing organs and harmoniums, and organs with pneumatic and electric key and stop actions.
Most of our work is in England, Wales and Scotland, but we have also worked on organ projects in Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain, and on organs in the U.S.A. Canada, New Zealand and Japan. We enjoy exporting the English organ style, and experiencing organ styles from other European countries.
We take great pride in making almost all the parts of each organ ourselves in our own workshop at Welbeck (in Sherwood Forest between Nottingham and Sheffield), which can be seen on the blog . For our new organs and our restorations we rely on our knowledge about old English organs. We make our research publicly available in lectures and articles, and in reports available for free on this website. These reports and our other activities continue to be supported by the Harley Foundation. We still have a lot of unpublished technical material which we hope to introduce to the list in the coming years.