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  • Nick’s new carving for the side friezes

    Nick’s new carvings for the missing side friezes on the great case

  • Nick assembling and repairing the great case

    Nick assembling and repairing the old great case of Lancelot Pease

  • Chris with the completed keyboards

    Chris putting the final touches to the keyboards

  • Painting the Chair case

    Charles and Liz Marsden painting the 1705 Chair case for Trinity College Dublin

  • Concert at St Botolph, Aldgate on 12th July 2017 at 1.05pm

    Our friend Michael Overbury is playing at St Botolph Aldgate on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 1.05pm A link to their concert list is http://www.stbotolphs.org.uk/music/choirs-and-concerts

  • Concert at Thaxted Church on 1st July

    Philip Moore is playing The Festival concert on the Lincoln organ at Thaxted Church on Saturday 1st July, at 12 o’clock. Here is a link to the festival http://www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk/

  • Bellows now in place

    Bellows now in place in the organ

  • The production team from Convivium records at Romsey Abbey

    The recording is being produced by Adrian Green and Andrew King of Convivium Records https://conviviumrecords.co.uk/, seen here in the vestry at Romsey Abbey

  • George Richford directing a CD recording of English verse anthems with Romsey Abbey choir

    On Monday to Wednesday June 19th to the 21st the St Teilo organ has been taking part in a recording of late 16th century and early 17th century English church music at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, where the organ has been living this past year. The organ has been used mainly for the verse anthems. …

  • Concert 21st June at St Botolph Aldgate at 1.05pm (free)

    Gwendolyn Toth will be giving a concert of music on the Harris organ at St Botolph Aldgate on Wednesday (June 21st) at 1.05pm (free, with retiring collection), music by J.S.Bach, Kleber, Scheidemann and Pachelbel

  • Gwendolyn Toth and Jonathan Edwardes at the concert at Pilning

    Her concert included an intabulation of Clément Jannequin’s La Guerre, an account of the Battle of Marignano in which the French King Francis I was victorious over the Swiss allies of the Holy Roman Emperor. The account of the events were read for us by St Peter Pilning’s Director of Music Jonathan Edwardes (who also …

  • Gwendolyn Toth concert at Pilning near Bristol

    Gwendolyn Toth is organist at Immanuel Lutheran in New York, and an enthusiastic and accomplished interpreter of early music on the organ. You can follow her enthusiasm for historic organs on facebook https://www.facebook.com/gwendolyn.toth On Saturday June 17th she gave a concert on the 1790s William Allen chamber organ at Pilning near Bristol.

  • Kimberly Marshall Concert at St Swithun Worcester

    Kimberly Marshall introducing an item in her lunchtime concert on the Wetheringsett organ at St Swithun Worcester on Friday June 16th. It was a captivating programme of mostly secular music from the 16th century brilliantly played. In the afternoon she conducted a multiple masterclass for participants from the Royal College of Organists with her usual …

  • Chris cutting keys

    Chris cutting keys for the new keyboards

  • Tudor mass music at the Vyne

    Visitors to the Tudor chapel at the Vyne, a National Trust house in Hampshire, can experience a virtual pre-Reformation mass, with plain chant, authentic noises of censers, etc. and organ music contributed by Andrew McCrea on the Wetheringsett organ. An introduction to the experience can be seen on https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-vyne/features/tudor-mass-audio-illusion-unveiled-at-the-vyne

  • Skip Sempé and Andreas Linos at Staunton Harold

    The main reason for Andreas and Skip visiting us was to sample the world of the English 17th century consort organ. On Saturday we visited Canons Ashby, where the ca1675 organ is now placed at the end of a long gallery, an appropriate acoustical space which one can imagine being used by viol players in …

  • Skip Sempé playing Derek Adlam’s Hass clavichord

    We visited Derek Adlam on Sunday where Skip played the Hass clavichord made by Derek, a reconstruction of an early clavichord made by Peter Bavington, a harpsichord made by Bernd Fischer based on the Colmar Ruckers and an early harpsichord made by Derek based on a 1608 Ruckers.

  • Andreas Linos with his model of Thomas Mace’s Musick Room

    This weekend we were visited by Skip Sempé and Andreas Linos. Here Andreas is explaining his model of the Musick Room proposed by Thomas Mace in his Musick’s Monument of 1676, which was to have had a table organ at its centre, an ideal space for the musicians to perform, and galleries for listeners to …

  • Thomas Trotter introducing his recital at Great Tew

    On Saturday evening June 10th Thomas Trotter gave a full church a wonderful concert of music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his son Johann Christian, Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Mendelsohn at the 1863? organ at St Michael and All Angels Great Tew Oxfordshire

  • Edward working on the stop jambs

    Edward working on the stop jambs

  • Chris making keyboards for Trinity College Dublin

    Chris making keyboards for Trinity College Dublin

  • We are now on Instagram

    We are now on Instagram! We can be found @goetzeandgwynn

  • The finished Great wind chest

    and the finished article (minus upperboards), Edward’s Great windchests for Trinity College Dublin (made alongside the two pedal chests and the Chair chest)

  • The Great windchest including part made pulldown purses

    Edward working on his Great windchests for Trinity College Dublin in May including traditional pulldown purses half made

  • The Great windchest in April

    Edward working on his Great windchests for Trinity College Dublin in April

  • Great Windchests for Trinity College Dublin

    Edward’s Great windchests for Trinity College Dublin in March

  • Russel Collection, Opening of the refurbished gallery

    The Russell Collection of keyboard instruments at St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh is part of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Instruments (EUCHMI). For the last two years the site has been expanded and refurbished, and combined with the Reid Collection, all the non-keyboard instruments. It has just been re-opened to the public, as those …

  • Harley Monographs, list available so far

    The monographs are so called because the Harley Foundation contributed to the first 24 reports, which are either restoration reports, or technical reports compiled after a restoration, or research reports for future projects. The format is variable, but for all their faults, it is better than having the material sitting in a file. They are …

  • St Botolph Aldgate Booklet

    St Botolph Aldgate booklet The first run of booklets have all been sold and another 1000 are now available for sale at £5 a copy. Most have been sold at the church, but they are also available through Goetze and Gwynn. They were originally published as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant package.

  • Flower of the Foxglove Tree

    This is the flower of the Foxglove Tree (Paulownia Tomentosa) a fast-growing tree originally from China. This one is on a mature tree in the bishop’s garden at Wells Somerset. Imagine a full-grown tree covered with these flowers – amazing.