A new organ or installation, restoration, rebuild or a cleaning and overhaul project is an exciting time for an establishment and we are always pleased to be contacted to carry out an estimate and report, the only charge being expenses should we not be the successful firm. From your initial contact, you will receive one-to-one attention at all times.
In work of this nature, when required, Charles James Organs employ the services of world-renowned organ suppliers who manufacture parts to our specification and augment the installation team when required. We can be confident in knowing we provide our clients with the best that is possible in organ building today.
We have knowledge of all types of installation and where an electronic instrument may seem the only option, we can assure you it is not, so please enquire and find out what exciting options are available for you.
A new organ can include second-hand pipework from a former instrument with some new, or be totally new. In some installations, the soundboard pipework can form part of the façade, or in the situation of a new case, beautifully crafted show pipes in varying metals can be the display.
Mechanical tracker, electric, with or without detached consoles are possible, as every enquiry has a different set of circumstances to take into account. Our mission is to provide you, the client with your preferences.
To build a freestanding mechanical action organ would be an ideal option for a west gallery position or where there might be space on the floor under a supporting arch. The necessity to only have a console in view, due to space limitations, leads to the need for electric action with the pipes sited in a truforium.
Please read the pages dedicated to our new Franck organ range.
Rebuilding can take the form of an almost new organ or be a complete removal and renewal of all parts and reassembly with tonal changes. A clean and overhaul is not as extensive but includes renewal of worn parts. In both cases, work can be carried out in stages or as a complete action.
The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
All Bach's last movements are like the running of a sewing machine