Clough & Warren Reed Organ
One of my favourite instruments in my studio is my Clough & Warren 12-stop reed organ. Built in 1899 in Chicago, USA, this organ found its way to the UK well over 50 years ago.
Originally used in a theatre in Chelmsford and then well cared for by it's last owner (Grant) for over 40yrs prior to me finding it on Facebook Marketplace just before Christmas 2019.
What a wonderful Christmas present it turned out to be! I've always wanted to own and play a pipe organ but unfortunately not living in a church or concert hall, this remains an unrealistic dream.
However the next best thing was either a Harmonium or Reed Organ, the difference being that the former works on positive pressure and the latter, negative pressure to produce sound through the reeds.
This instrument is a 60key reed organ and sounds amazing! There's a short sample video below which was the first 'dirty' recording I made of me playing it shortly before the end of 2019.