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  • 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.

  • BIOS conference at St George the Martyr Southwark

    On Saturday April 29th there will be a day conference run by the British Institute of Organ Studies at St George the Martyr Southwark (at the southern end of the Borough High street), about the much-rebuilt and increasingly unreliable 1702 organ, provided by Abraham Jordan who lived and worked on the opposite side of the …

  • New chairs at Odiham

    The new chairs at Odiham, very smart, and flexible for concerts and public events

  • Easter at All Saints church Odiham

    All Saints Odiham, with the organ still wrapped in plastic to protect it from the removal of the pews and provision of a new floor. On Friday April 8th when Dominic appeared to remove the plastic, there were 150 in church making Easter bonnets

  • William Allen organ at Pilning back in position

    The William Allen organ at St Peter Pilning back in position. Gwendolyn Toth the organist from Immanuel Lutheran Church New York will be giving a concert on June 17th at 7.30pm. Tickets from director of music Jonathan Edwardes on 01454 632646 or churchwardenpilning@gmail.com, or from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-peters-church-pilning

  • Organ back in place at Pilning

    The William Allen organ at St Peter Pilning is now back in position. The pews have been removed, apart from six which have been consolidated and restored, there is a new floor, radiators, dado, etc.

  • Dominic vainly trying to control Phil Neal’s tricycle

    Dominic tries to master Phil Neal’s classic tricycle, without success. Phil is our local sculptor, a genius with just about every material, https://en-gb.facebook.com/sculptor.co.in/

  • Samuel Green chamber organ at Croft castle

    On Monday (March 27th) Dominic went to tune the 1786 Samuel Green chamber organ at Croft Castle in Herefordshire. It is one of many chamber organs which do not get played enough, if at all. I hope that from now on applications to play it will be received with enthusiasm! It has been recorded in …

  • Galpin Bible regals at EUCHMI

    Galpin Bible Regal in the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. The Regal has also been in store and has just gone on display. It has not been working for many years, though it was repaired about 40 years ago and could be made to work again.

  • St Cecilia’s Hall chamber organ back home

    St Cecilia’s Hall chamber organ…

  • Installation of the chamber organ in St Cecilia’s Hall Edinburgh

    Dominic installing the chamber organ in St Cecilia’s Hall in the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. The organ dates from around 1775, and may be by James Jones, who was partner to John Snetzler at the end of his life. It was restored by Noel Mander in 1967 but splits in the bellows …

  • Willie Hendry and Edward Bennett at the Thomas Parker enharmonic organ in Edinburgh

    Willie Hendry and Edward Bennett at the Thomas Parker enharmonic chamber organ in the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. The instruments are being returned to the galleries at the end of a big redevelopment project which has transformed the St Cecilia’s Hall site. The instruments have been in store for the last two …

  • Great windchests

    The underneath of the Great Windchests from above, being worked on by Edward

  • Joe welding the furnace for casting pipe metal

    Joe welding the furnace for casting pipe metal

  • Building frame is up

    The building frame is up, as work on the console begins, for the organ at Trinity College in Dublin

  • Edward burning upperboard holes

    Edward burning the countersinks for the upperboard holes for the organ at Trinity College Dublin

  • Restoration of the surface painting of the chair organ front pipes from the Examination Hall at Trinity College Dublin

    Chris Wells has been stripping the post-War brown paint and 1980 gilded decoration from the 1705 Chair Organ front pipes, and revealing and restoring the original finish. It resembles the painting on the 1684 Great front pipes, but in a notably more Baroque style. The faces on the shields are amusing – surely invisible from …

  • Edward working on the two Great wind chests

    One of bar frames for the two Great wind chests for Trinity College Dublin being planed flat by Edward, and the other having its table glued on in a vacuum press.

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