• Gosier in the pipe organ at Saint-Sulpice
    Gosier in the pipe organ at Saint-Sulpice

    A Gosier is an accordian like bellow that connects two bellows stacked on top of each other together. Click here to watch a video of a gosier in action. 

  • The expression pedal for the Récit Division at Saint-Sulpice
    The expression pedal for the Récit Division at Saint-Sulpice

    This lever is what the organist pushes down and raises to open and close the wooden shades infront of the Récit Division's pipes. This makes those organ pipes sound louder or softer in the room. Click here for a sample of Daniel Roth's recording of Widor Symphonies No. 5 & No. 6

  • The Cavaillé-Coll Organ at Santa Maria la Real in San Sebastian
    The Cavaillé-Coll Organ at Santa Maria la Real in San Sebastian

    Jose Luis Franzesena improvises on this Cavaillé-Coll Organ on our vimeo channel all dedicated to videos of pipe organs. Click here to watch this video. 

  • Skinner Remote Combination Action
    Skinner Remote Combination Action

    Mechanical version of computer RAM from the 1920s in the Skinner Organ at Woolsey Hall, Yale University. Two sets of pneumatics either read or write what stops are on or off on brass cams. So when the organist presses a preset combination the appropriate stops are turned off or on.  Click here for a double CD set of Thomas Murray playing this instrument. 

  • The organ at Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston
    The organ at Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston

    The Hook Organ built in 1875 was the biggest pipe organ in America at then. The organ has 5292 pipes. Click here to listen to organist Mark Dwyer improvise on this landmark American Pipe Organ on our SoundCloud Channel. 

  • Saint-Sulpice in Paris France
    Saint-Sulpice in Paris France

    The Western Facade of the Saint-Sulpice in Paris with its Famous Cavaillé-Coll Organ. Click to watch Daniel Roth rehearsing to play the Vierne Messe Solennelle at Saint-Sulpice in Paris

  • Saint-Sulpice Metro Stop
    Saint-Sulpice Metro Stop

    Right across the street from this Metro Stop in Paris is the Cavaillé-Coll Organ at Saint-Sulpice. Regarded by organists as one of the most important pipe organs in the world. Click here for information about Daniel Roth's Recordings on this instrument. 

  • Organs in Colegiata de San Pedro in Lerma, Burgo
    Organs in Colegiata de San Pedro in Lerma, Burgo

    These double organs were restored by the Spanish organbuilder Joaquín Lois Cabello. The organ on the right is the oldest pipe organ in Spain. Click here to watch Organist Juan de la Rubia improvise on one of the few Renaissance organs left in the world. 

  • Recording Session at Saint-Sulpice with both Cavaillé-Coll Organs
    Recording Session at Saint-Sulpice with both Cavaillé-Coll Organs

    Camille Haedt directs Darius Milhaud Choir in a recording of Charles-Marie Widor Mass. 

  • The Cavaillé-Coll Organ at Santa Maria la Real in San Sebastian
    The Cavaillé-Coll Organ at Santa Maria la Real in San Sebastian

    Click the image and watch Jose Luis Franzesena improvises on this Cavaillé-Coll Organ on our viemo channel all dedicated to videos of pipe organs

  • Eric Johnson Head Reed Voicer at Quimby Pipe Organ
    Eric Johnson Head Reed Voicer at Quimby Pipe Organ

    Eric Johnson seen tuning the Quimby Pipe Organ at Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, California. Click here to watch Ken Cowan play Wagner's Ride of the Valkyrie on our YouTube Channel. 

  • Saint's Paul Cathedral San Diego
    Saint's Paul Cathedral San Diego

    The Organ Case of the Quimby Pipe Organ at Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. Click here to learn more about the pipe organs the firm has built all over the United States. 

  • The Organ of the Abbey Church of St. Maurice in Ebersmunster, France
    The Organ of the Abbey Church of St. Maurice in Ebersmunster, France

    Pipe Organ built by Andreas Silbermann. Click here for information about a recording organist Ann Elise Smoot made on this instrument.

  • Organ in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Nancy
    Organ in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Nancy

    The original pipe organ in the cathedral was built by Nicolas Dupont in 1756 and in 1861 Cavaillé-Coll built his biggest pipe organ outside of Paris. Click here and listen to Johann Vexo demonstrate the organ

  • The Cavaillé-Coll Organ at San Vicente in San Sebastian
    The Cavaillé-Coll Organ at San Vicente in San Sebastian

    The 1868 Cavaillé-Coll enlarged by Puget in 1893 renovated by Mutin in 1904 and beautifully restored by Renaud-Menoret in 2000. Click here for more information about the pipe organ. 

  • Stop knobs at Saint-Sulpice
    Stop knobs at Saint-Sulpice

    32-foot Principal Stop knob on the Cavaille-Coll Pipe Organ at Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Click here for some of our recordings of this instrument. 

  • The Grenzing Organ at Saint Francesc in Palma de Mallorca
    The Grenzing Organ at Saint Francesc in Palma de Mallorca

    A new pipe organ by Gerhard Grenzing in an old case. The trumpet en chamade reed pipes were built in 1772 by the Spanish organbuilder Jordi Bosch and are unalterd and original. Click here for more information about the pipe organ. 

  • Delivering a Pipe Organ to a Church in Brooklyn
    Delivering a Pipe Organ to a Church in Brooklyn

    A restored 16-foot reed from the pipe organ at Our Lady of Refuge being carried into the church by JAV Recordings owner Joe Vitacco. Click here to watch a pipe organ being installed in a church in Brooklyn on our YouTube Channel. 

  • The Mass of Louis Vierne for two organ being recorded at Saint-Sulpice
    The Mass of Louis Vierne for two organ being recorded at Saint-Sulpice

    Photos from the recording session of Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle, Op.16 in Saint-Sulpice, Paris. Jean Sourisse is seen here directing Choeur D'Oratorio de Paris. Click here for more information about the recording. 

  • Organs in the Cathedral in Toledo Spain
    Organs in the Cathedral in Toledo Spain

    The Gospel and Epistle Organs in the Cathedral in Toledo in Spain. Click here to listen to a demonstration of the third pipe organ in cathedral - also known as the Emperor's Organ on our SoundCloud Channel.

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