St. Joseph, Claremont NH. Restored bellows.
Our goal in restoring an organ is to leave the owners with a reliable instrument that sounds up to its potential, needing minimal maintenance in the decades to come. Changes to an authentic instrument are only made when this goal cannot be achieved leaving things the way they are.
Traditional methods and materials are used to carry out renovations of older instruments. We hand craft matching parts for replacements and new additions.
Old pipe organs are mostly not designed to withstand extreme dryness, resulting in split table boards and other issues. Our tables do not crack or split without having to resort to modern materials that do not contribute musically.
When tonal changes or additions to an authentic instrument of high quality are considered, we prefer to add rather than replace. This way, the original concept is preserved and the needs of the client met at the same time. New stops are made in the same style as the original material.
2018 St. Joseph Catholic Church, Claremont, NH - Midmer organ, I/5.
2019/20 Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Woodstock, VT - J.W. Steere & Son opus 318, 1891, II/12.
2020/2021 Trinity Canadian Reformed Church, Caledonia, ON Canada - Casavant Frères opus 3371, 1977, II/18.
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