• 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.

  • The Organ Console of the Andreas Silbermann in Ebersmunster
    The Organ Console of the Andreas Silbermann in Ebersmunster

    This Organ was built between 1728 and 1732 and is almost entirely orginial

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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. 

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