Viscount North America
Viscount Organs is one of the leading makers of digital organs and related accessories. The Viscount name has been manufacturing quality instruments in one form or another since the 19th century, and the same commitment to craftsmanship that guided the Galanti family in Italy continues to inspire our work today in North America. The 21st century ushered in a new era of organ playing and making, and Viscount offered premier Physis technology to meet these changing needs.
Here you’ll find expert insights into your Viscount products, celebratory news from Viscount, as well as technical information for your new digital organ. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have about our products or our story.
When the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd needed a new organ, they considered all the major players, including Viscount. Admittedly, the music director knew the least about Viscount, and from a ‘brand awareness’ perspective had heard a lot more about a couple other names in the mix. However, after a face to face…Read More
It’s not just another day at the office for Nat’s Organist, Matthew Van Hoose. Prior to the new Viscount Organ being installed, he had been relegated to playing on a keyboard. After consulting with several organ manufacturers, it was determined the best fit would be a new custom organ from Viscount North America. The stadium…Read More
After an expansive search, and consultation with multiple pipe and digital organ firms, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church (OLMC) in Altoona, PA has contracted with Viscount to produce a custom 4 manual organ powered by their Physis® (Physical Modeling) Technology. The project will include the reworking of their existing Estey Pipe Organ…Read More
Viscount Organs has been around for a while, over a century in fact. During that time, we’ve seen countless players perform masterpieces on our fine organs. We believe that even a novice player is an accomplished musician, as playing the organ is an impressive feat in-and-of-itself. But throughout the long and storied history of the…Read More
For some, it’s hard to imagine the sounds of an organ outside of a church or performance hall. Their piped sounds filling performance spaces with grandiose tones and notes, shaking church pews and foundations alike when the player pulls out all the stops. But the organ is a popular instrument outside of these settings, and…Read More
Without a doubt, Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” is probably the most famous organ piece ever written. It’s used in TV, movies, and more. But many people have only heard the iconic opening lines of the song. Few realize that the piece is nearly nine minutes long. Organ pieces and organ concertos can…Read More
When we think about the music of the Second World War, often we think of ragtime, and big band jazz, and of course, thumping marching band music. It’s hard not to have Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol” playing along in your head when you think about the service members of WWII. But for many soldiers and…Read More
Whether you’re a piano professional or a keyboard novice, you might find your mind wandering to the organ. How hard is it to learn? What are the best songs to play? How could you benefit from mastering this classic instrument? In this post, we would like to explore the benefits of both organs and pianos.…Read More
If you are an organ enthusiast like the team here at Viscount Organs, you know how hard it can be to go a long time without practicing! In fact, most of our clients practice daily to ensure that they stay on top of their technique and their skills. However, sometimes we can’t practice for whatever…Read More
Right before you go on stage, you are probably going through what you will do once you are finally in front of everyone. Hopefully, you are imagining things going well! We know that there can be a lot of pressure when playing the church organ in front of a large group, especially if there are…Read More