The Gray brothers at St Patrick RC Soho Square

If you prefer the organs of the 18th century to those of the Imperial Age, then Gray & Davison will be your favourite major Victorian organ builder.  We have been lucky enough to restore some of their earliest organs (St Patrick Soho Square and St Swithun Worcester, chamber organs at Dingestow Court, St James Lower Clapton, Burghley House, a barrel organ for Bob Pennells).  And we have restored rebuilds at St Mary Rotherhithe and the Wynnstay organ at Cardiff Museum, and the organ at St Anne’s Worksop.  Until I wrote this list I didn’t realise how many we had worked on.  The organ at Soho Square has the distinction of having some of the first if not the first sub-octave pedal pipes, though I love it for other reasons – it has a lovely vigorous sound which fills its amazingly reverberant church.