1. Anatomy Of The Pipe Organ

    When we think anatomy, we often think of high school textbooks showing cross-sections of stomachs, and skeletons. But like humans, every organ is unique in how they look and behave. Despite these difference, like humans, they share the same parts to create that unique look and sound. Whitesel Organ Churches is ready to teach you the anatomy of the pipe organ. Read on to find out more! Anatomy 101 …Read More

  2. What Does it Mean to “Pull Out All The Stops?”

    It’s a phrase we’ve all heard at one point. It might have been during the height of a dramatic movie, or a sports commentator after a stellar play on the field. “They’ve really pulled out all the stops.” But if you play the pipe organ, this phrase has a very different meaning. Join Whitesel Church Organs as we explore the history of this phrase, and how it’s used in the common parlance…Read More

  3. Pipe Organ Maintenance

    How does your church’s pipe organ look? It’s only natural that pipes gather dust over time, but it’s important to keep them as clean as possible over time to prevent any sound distortion as you play. As dust accumulates, it can get in the way of the sound waves vibrating the surfaces they are supposed to. As a general note, you shouldn’t need to clean your pipe organ except for once every …Read More

  4. 10 Famous Classical Composers to Know

    While classical music today isn’t as popular as it was in the 17th century, many people still learn about famous composers and their works as they go through school. Even after school, though, some people develop a lifelong love and appreciation of these old works. If you play the church organ, perhaps you have even played a few famous pieces yourself! Today, we would like to share a bit about s…Read More

  5. Temperature and Pipe Organ – Part 2

    In case you missed our last blog post, we discussed the importance of a regulated and balanced temperature in your pipe organ room. While it might be strange to think that the temperature of a room can alter the entire pitch of a massive instrument, it can! We are here to help you know what to do when it comes to organ tuning and how to best prepare for the tuner to arrive. You can always call Whi…Read More

  6. Temperature and Pipe Organ – Part 1

    While you might not the think the conditions of your church are affecting how well your pipe organ plays and stays in tune, they really do! It’s important to keep the organ’s needs in mind when it comes to maintenance and care. Stability should be a prime consideration for anyone who runs a church with an organ inside. Your organist depends heavily on their instrument behaving predictably so t…Read More

  7. Mastering Pedal Technique with Pedal Scales

    If you are an organist, it’s likely that you understand how important it is to be able to play pedal scales. Since they can help you to enhance your ankle’s flexibility and control, pedal scales are a great way to sharpen your technique and focus less on the pedals when playing and more on the overall performance. However, there are quite a few organists who choose not to put these pedal scale…Read More

  8. Why Should Pianists Learn the Organ?

    Many music students love finding a way to challenge themselves and their growth as musicians. Versatility can be quite a useful skill when it comes to a stronger practice routine, as well as performance opportunities. In fact, those who become quite proficient at their skills may have the option of earning a little money on the side as they practice their art! While the pipe organ might not be the…Read More

  9. Origin of “Amazing Grace”

    When it comes to the church organ and popular hymns, we are sure you have a few favorites that come to mind. However, one of the most popular hymns of all time is “Amazing Grace.” We understand why! This catchy tune perfectly depicts the need of God’s grace to save those of us on earth who have sinned. “Amazing Grace” came about from an unlikely source—a man who openly denounced God at…Read More

  10. Whitesel Church Organs installs Viscount Organ in Madison, Virginia

    Congratulations to Mt. Nebo Lutheran Church on the purchase of their new Viscount Organ with Physis® Technology! Whitesel Church Organs has replaced an Aging Organ that Mt. Nebo purchased from us many years ago. We are so happy to provide them, AGAIN, with the NEW standard of state-of-the-art technology with Viscount. Their quaint sanctuary has been outfitted with a Viscount SONUS 245 powered by…Read More