• 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. 

  • Our Lady of Refuge Reeds
    Our Lady of Refuge Reeds

    16-foot Trombone Organ Pipes - Reed Pipes restored by A.R. Schopp's Sons, the largest manufactures of organ pipes in the United States. If you need organ pipes restored or need to buy new organ pipes click here. 

  • The Organ Case in the Cathedral of Notre Dame Paris
    The Organ Case in the Cathedral of Notre Dame Paris

    The Case of the Great Organ in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris. Click here to listen to organist Johann Vexo play this magnificent pipe organ on iTunes.

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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. 

  • The Grenzing Organ for Parroquia de Santa Maria La Real De Deba
    The Grenzing Organ for Parroquia de Santa Maria La Real De Deba

    This pipe organ has over 40 stops and three manuals and pedal. Click here for more informatioin about this pipe organ. Click here for many more photos of this organ on our Facebook Page

  • 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 Jepson Diapason in the Skinner Organ in Woolsey Hall
    The Jepson Diapason in the Skinner Organ in Woolsey Hall

    The leather lipped Diapason in the Solo Division named after Harry Benjamin Jepson. Click here for a narriated tour of all of the organ stops on this behemoth pipe organ at Yale. 

  • The Grenzing Organ in the Catholic Cathedral in Madrid
    The Grenzing Organ in the Catholic Cathedral in Madrid

    The Cathedral in Madrid was completed in 1993 and in 1999 by Gerhard Grenzing of El Papiol, Spain. Click here to watch American organist Jeff Davis improvise on Divinum mysterium on our vimeo channel devoted to videos of pipe organs. 

  • Detail of the Regal on the Hauslaib Claviorgan built in 1590
    Detail of the Regal on the Hauslaib Claviorgan built in 1590

    Click here to watch and listen to organist Juan de la Rubia improvise on the three historic pipe organist in the Museu de la Musica in Barcelona Spain.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 on our SoundCloud channel.

  • 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. 

  • 16-Open Wood Organ Stop at Our Lady of Refuge
    16-Open Wood Organ Stop at Our Lady of Refuge

    These giant organ pipes had just been deliver back to the church and rigged up into the organ. Click here and watch a video of these organ pipes being carried into the church by Quimby Pipe Organs. 

  • 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. 

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Erik Wm. Suter Organist standing next to the Aeolian-Skinner Organ console at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Illinois
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