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The blog shows a record of our past and current work. Please click on the post for the full details
  • Wood delivery

    Our latest delivery of oak from Somerscales, Lincolnshire www.stuartsomerscales.com

  • Plinth for St Albans church Birmingham

    Nick delivered a new plinth for moving the organ at St Albans, Birmingham, at the request of Edward Fellows who has a connection with our new organ at Odiham

  • Aldgate concert

    For further details contact Further information www.orchardstreetmusic.uk Tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/174006

  • Magna Carta at Odiham

    On Sunday June 15th the morning service on BBC radio 4 (Sunday Worship: Liberty and Justice for all) came from All Saints Odiham, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. King John spent the night before facing his barons in the Castle at Odiham. There was a new anthem by …

  • Edward and Dominic at Richis/Reichesdorf in Rumania

    On May 12th Edward and Dominic visited Richis/Reichesdorf in Rumania for a few days to encourage along the restoration of the 1788 Prause organ in the wonderful mediaeval church. Hermann Binder has been restoring the organ with the help of Szabolcs Bartis and his team. We have inserted the restored pipework, adjusted the voicing and …

  • Joe soldering end on shallot

    Joe soldering end on shallot

  • Martin routering slots for splayed double backfalls, Zuid Scharwoude

    Martin routering slots for splayed double backfalls, Zuid Scharwoude

  • Willie Hendry from Edinburgh

    This week we have been joined by Willie Hendry, a harpsichord maker, who will be helping us with the restoration of the organ from St Cecilia’s Hall, The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.

  • Guillaume twidling at New College, Oxford

    Guillaume twiddling at New College, Oxford

  • Edward narashing at New College, Oxford

    Edward narashing at New college, Oxford

  • Joe Marsden cleaning reed blocks

    Joe Marsden cleaning reed blocks

  • Bristol Organists Association and members of Pilning Church visit our workshop at Welbeck

    On Saturday 28th March 2015 Bristol Organists Association and members of Pilning Church visit our workshop at Welbeck

  • Nick preparing a door for the case

    Nick preparing a door for the case

  • Edward sharpening his knife on water wheel

    Edward sharpening his knife on the water wheel

  • Anne Page playing organ

    Anne Page playing Christopher Hogwood’s Dutch chamber organ

  • Nick veneering

    Nick veneering organ case and repairing/adding inlay to keyboard panels

  • Guillaume restoring pipework

    Guillaume restoring pipework

  • Filming for Chilean Television

    On Friday and Saturday 30-31st January we were visited by Chilean film-makers Pepe Torres and Francisco Anderson, with our friend José Manuel Izquierdo König, who are making a series of television programmes about organs and organ building, all with relevance to the 1854 Benjamin Flight organ at Santiago Cathedral in Chile The film can be …

  • Emma with our new computer

    2015 has started with a new desktop computer, managed with customary efficiency by our administrator Emma Hagen

  • William Allen Chamber Organ in Argyllshire

    Harry Bicket studying the mechanism of his William Allen chamber organ, with Guillaume Zellner who has restored it in 2014

  • Thaxted Parish Church

    Martin and Dominic at the Diocesan Organ Advisors conference at Thaxted parish church in the summer, answering questions about the restoration.

  • Thomas Tudway Recording

    Chris Parsons and Eboracumbaroque using the Handel House chamber organ for a recording of choral music by Thomas Tudway (ca1650-1726) at the church at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, where Tudway worked for Edward Harley 2nd Earl of Oxford

  • Alan Rubin’s German Positive Organ

    In December we delivered a newly-restored ca1730 positive organ to Alan Rubin, who discovered it in a derelict state in a Paris auction room. The room contains other instruments and decoration from this period in Germany.

  • New College Oxford: Modernist case as Industrial Site

    The final stages of the re-assembly at New College, Oxford, in October 2014, with the scaffolding still in place, enhancing the aesthetic impact of George Pace’s case design, with Pedal front pipes restored and reinforced by Jacques Stinkens, of Zeist NL.

  • New College, Oxford – Keys ascending to the gallery

    On Tuesday September 9th we brought the keys and coupler chassis to New College Oxford, for fitting into the space. The original couplers used backfalls with steel pivot pins which had worn holes in the capsels and become stiff. Due to pressure of time (the organ has to be ready for the first service of …

  • Our first workshop

    Martin visited Northampton for the funeral of our much-lamented colleague Ken Tickell, and had a look at our first workshop, in the mews behind Holly Road near St Matthew’s church in Northampton.  Not much has changed there, in the 29 years since we left.  Quite a lot was achieved in five years we spent in …

  • New College, Oxford

    Joseph welding brackets for the new slider motor supports.

  • New College, Oxford

    On July 1st we started to dismantle parts of the 1969 Grant Degens and Bradbeer organ at New College Oxford, for a partial restoration. The picture shows Nick Hagen and Joseph Marsden removing one of the metal Pedal front pipes for repairs and strengthening by Jacques Stinkens in the Netherlands. The pipes were beautifully made, …

  • Hanbury Hall

    We have just finished a restoration of the ca1770 Samuel Green chamber organ at Hanbury Hall, a National Trust house near Droitwich in Worcestershire. The case was made to resemble a harpsichord in shape, but it was never a harpsichord, let alone a claviorgan, as it is often described. The case and keys were probably …

  • Thaxted

    We have just finished our restoration of the 1821 Henry Lincoln organ at Thaxted parish church (in Essex near Stanstead airport). It is the earliest surviving English church organ which retains all its original parts, and looks, sounds and plays as it did originally. It is not in its original home, which was St John’s …