Tonal Philosophy

Because we live in the 21st Century with so much musical history behind us, I believe our liturgical and concert organs need to be able to play everything ever written. Therefore, every historic and nationalistic style of organbuilding is represented to some degree in each Buzard Organ, and is interspersed through the instrument evenly so that a balanced eclecticism is achieved.

 

Our organs truly sing in their spaces, and their singing encourages us in our singing.  The most important aspect of a pipe organ in worship is to support, encourage and lead us in sacred song.  An orchestral organ must be both an ensemble player and a soloist.  All of our organs text-paint the words we sing with the sounds the organ creates.  Each pipe sings its “sweetest song,” meaning that each pipe is voiced to its maximum musical potential.  Therefore every pipe of every stop balances and blends with every other.  A musical by-product of this sensitive voicing process is the unique ability of our organs to render seamless crescendos and diminuendos, an important aspect in accompanying anthems, hymn-playing and blending with an orchestra. With a Buzard Organ, you can take a musical journey anywhere you want to go.

 

An important component of our tonal success is the pipe-making itself.  We use traditional pipe-metal rich in tin content for all our pipes – even in the lowest octaves – rather than zinc which, although cheaper, does not produce a rich, enveloping tone.