• 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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. 

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