Škrabl carries a stock of used organs, many sourced from redundant churches in the UK, to form the basis of reconstructions.
These instruments marry the best of the old with the new.
As part of the comprehensive process of refurbishment by our experienced craftsmen, the pipework is restored and revoiced and new stops may be included to enhance the specification. Soundboards and other major components considered fit for another generation of use are also thoroughly renovated.
A new case and new action are usually provided, as in the Yorkshire-built Peter Conacher organ in Bruges Cathedral, right, which was acquired from a redundant church in England.
The result is an instrument ready to give many more decades of service in fresh surroundings at less than the cost of a new organ. A number of churches in the UK have benefited from this creative approach by Škrabl.
Cathedral organist Ignace Michiels plays Litanies by Jehan Alain in the video, below.
The music, below, is taken from the CD Englische Orgelimpressionen recorded on the organ of St Maria Magdalena, Borsch, Germany, by Julian Bewig. The instrument, recently refurbished by Skrabl, was originally built by John Valentine Marshall of Wakefield (1856-1926) and is ideally suited to this piece by the English composer, Alfred J Silver (1870 -1935)
Andante Grazioso by Henry Smart.Contact us about our refurbished organs
The Conacher organ, originally from Yorkshire, rebuilt by Skrabl in Bruges Cathedral, Belgium.