June 29, 2020

The Big Debate – Pipe Organ or Electronic?

There is always the question as to what is the difference between a pipe organ and an electronic organ. Is an electronic organ simply cheaper than a pipe organ but capable of producing the same sounds and doing the same work? I am often asked whether it is good stewardship […]
June 29, 2020

Small Organs : A Perspective – Part Two

In the first part of this article we delved into the world of the small organ being a mechanical entity. We looked at the soundboards, action, winding and scaling that differentiate the small organ from its larger brethren. In other words, it was a tour about the technical philosophy of […]
June 29, 2020

Small Organs : A Perspective – Part One

Quick! Think of an organ. What do you think of? Brisbane City Hall?  Sydney Town Hall?  Westminster Abbey? Generally, we tend to associate the pipe organ with large instruments. The Dutch built their large organs in the Seventeenth Century as a matter of civic pride, some even celebrating successful naval […]
March 30, 2011

New Specifications for City Hall Pipe Organ

Click for the full specifications of the Brisbane City Hall project.