Since 1983, we have been US representatives for Klop Orgelbau, the Netherlands. The
workmanship and musicality of these instruments are of the highest order, and
the Klop organs are now known throughout the world.
We build our own17th Century
German continuo organ of two or three ranks (Bennett / Giuttari) , specifically
designed for smaller ensembles. Both of these organs are available on rental
anywhere in the continental US from HCH for concert or recording use.
We also offer the Purcell
Major Organ, built by David Leach in England, suitable for many forms of continuo
playing, organ concertos, and for small church or chapel.
Designed by Gerrit & Henk
Klop of the Netherlands, this continuo organ has found its place among early
music groups, choirs and touring ensembles in the US and throughout the world.
To achieve the mild yet carrying tone so searched for in continuo organs,
the pipework is made entirely of wood, following historical examples like
the Compenius organ of 1610 in Copenhagen. This has as extra advantages extremely
light weight and ruggedness of construction; it can be easily transported
in any position without fear of damage. The case in which the organ arrives
also serves as a sturdy transport case. Placed on its back, the organ fits
into almost any station wagon. All registers are split bass/treble, with both
stop knobs operated by one (left) hand. Casework is in cherry with ornamental
organs recently placed include:
DePaul University, Chicago, IL 3 1/2 stop
Trinity Church, Wall St., NY 5 rank
University, Cambridge, MA, 4 1/2 stop including regal
Boston University, Boston, MA 3 1/2 stop
St. Francis in the Fields, Harrod’s Creek, KY, 3 1/2 stop
Handel & Haydn Society, Boston, MA 3 1/2 stop
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 3 1/2 stop
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 1/2 stop
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 3 1/2 stop
La Donna Musicale, Watertown, MA, single 8’ stop
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 3 1/2 stop
keyboard A-392, 415, 440(fully chromatic), 465 hz
2 2/3' or 1 1/3' Quint (treble only)
Dimensions: 112 x 83 x 50 cm / 44 x 33 x 20 in.
Weight: 82 kg / 165 lbs
Delivery: currently about 10 months from contract.
Pricing: Dependent upon the rate of exchange. FOB Boston
Each contract quoted individually, please call for pricing.
Organs by Bennett & Giuttari
This mechanical action
continuo organ is based on the kisten organs of the 17th century (Manderscheit,
Nuremberg), with all pipework in wood. Panels on the side (fretwork) and top
of the instrument control the egress of sound. The sticker action/ palletbox
lies directly beneath the keydesk, giving very precise control of pipe speech.
A single-fold wedge reservoir gives gently flexible wind. The instrument's
mild voicing is ideal for continuo and chamber ensemble settings. $36,900
Audiofile (4.1 MB) for the Bennet / Giuttari organs.
Shown below is our Opus
30, for First Parish Church, Brunswick, ME
Other recent instruments
have gone to Middlebury, Colby, Swarthmore and Grinnell Colleges, Moores School
of Music (Univ of Houston) , the residence of Nanette Lunde, Musica Angelica-LA,
residence of Keith Womer-Austin,TX, Dayton Bach Society, New York Baroque,
and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Rocky Hill Congregational, CT, Hayes residence,
and The Fanfare Consort,CT. Currently in production: Opus 51.
C-d"' transposing keyboard A- 392, 415, 440, 465 hz
8' Gedeckt -
4' Rhorflote -
Dimensions: 38 x 36 x 25 in.
Weight: 185 lbs
A stage dolly is included.
Delivery: 8 months from contract.
The "Organo Principale" by Bennett & Giuttari
thumbnails above for larger images. Audio 1 Audio
2 Specifications: Range: C,D,E-c’’’, transposing
415, 440, 465
Decoration: Red oak with fret-sawn pipe shades,
walnut naturals with maple sharps
Dimensions: 46”/117 wide x 17”/43 deep x 30”/76 high
This is a single rank mechanical action organ-- wooden principal pipes made
of pine. The bottom octave (C-c) is comprised of stopped pipes. They are voiced
in a light, singing Italian style on low wind pressure. This allows the instrument
to blend well in ensemble work by providing a richer harmonic color than can
be generated by the more common 8’ gedeckt. The keyboard extends forward
of the case during use and then slides back to fit flush to the case front
for storage and transport. Large handles on the ends allow for easy moving.
The Purcell Continuo Organ by David Leach. The Purcell organ is based on a single rank of Gedackt pipes. The four stops are derived from the single large scale Gedeckt rank (electric action) and provide a very acceptable chorus. Stable and easy to tune, the instrument is finding great success in academic, chapel, ensemble and home settings, and is suitable for all forms of music, from continuo to concerti. Case of oak (veneer) with attached casters, keyboard of Rosewood/Sycamore.
Specifications (76 pipes) :
• 8' Gedact (compass F - g''' @ 415 and E - g''' @ 440)
• 4' Octave (compass C - g''' @ 415 or 440)
• 2' 15th (compass C - g''' @ 415 or 440)
• 1' 22nd (compass C - g''' @ 415 or 440) repeats from g#'' @ 440 and from a'' @415
• Transposing A415 / A440
• Octave Span 6 1/2" / 16.51 cm
Width - 41 inches / 104 cm
Height - 36 inches / 91.4 cm with keyboard
Depth - 15 inches / 38 cm with keyboard \
Two rank mechanical action organ 8' gedackt, 2' principal (slider tuned) at 440 HZ.
C-c"' , 49 notes
Cherry case and bench.
In fine condition- (possibly Marshall-Stone design from 70's)
H: 75" x W: 39", D: 22"
This instrument would make an excellent chapel organ. $4800.
#3825 MASold Flentrop Orgelbouw B.V. Zaandam, The Netherlands (1973) Single manual, 3 stops, I/3 440HZ, not transposing, 49 notes (C-c''') 8' Gedeckt (stopped wood) 2' Principal (open metal) 8' Regal (metal) 93" (height) x 43.5" (width) x 18.5" (depth) Originally built in 1973; completely restored by Meloni & Farrier in 2007, $10,000. $8,500.
#3852 WI Laukauff positive organ with 4 stops including 8' Gedeckt, 4' Rohrfloete, 2' Principal, 1 1/3' Quinte, attached pedal and slides split in bass and treble. Tracker action. Kit made by Laukauff Organ Company. Case is oak, (57" wide, 57 " deep, 98" high). Bench with music shelf under the seat and height adjusters which allow for 3 different heights. The instrument is in WI. $12,000. $9,000.
#3666 CAN Keates Organ, 1980, single manual organ, - three rank with pedal pulldown, suitable for home, chapel or studio. Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals and cherry sharps. Pedalboard to AGO specifications with maple naturals and ebony sharps. Mechanical action. Dimensions: Depth: 34" - Width: 57" - Height: 86”.
#3668 NETHERLANDS Regal , C-c’’’, 8’, original reed pipes restored, 1680 - 1700, inscriptions on the pipes from Northern Germany. The reconstruction of this instrument with historical pipes was made by Hans Brink, Dutch organ builder, who made also the cimbel register of cypresswood. The electrical wind supply was made at Arend, organ builders in Leer, Germany. Cimbel 1/2 feet. €19.000.
#3910 HCH Flentrop chamber organ, mechanical action organ C - f’’’, 54 notes with 3 ranks, from the late 1980’s. Finish work by Hubbard Harpsichords, USA.
8’ gedekt - wooden pipes (C - d) and metal pipes (d# - f’’’)
4’ fluit - stopped metal pipes (C - b) and open metal pipes (c’ - f’’’)
2’ octaav - open metal pipes (C - f’’’)
The case is constructed of solid wood and is appropriately decorated with European - style marbling and a touch of gold leaf. It is ideal for a youth choir in a balcony of a church, or up front to support the adult choir. For a small church it is well suited for congregational singing. Flentrop has been building mechanical action organs exclusively since 1948 and continues to be held in high esteem around the world. $20,000.
Suitable for home or teaching Institution, this is a small practice organ specifically designed to fit into a small music facility or room or studio. It takes up no more than the space of an upright piano, except for the detachable pedal. It has full pedal (radiating) of 30 notes up to F and two manuals (C-g"'). Each manual and the pedal has one 8 ft stop, so the organ has three 8 ft stops of different character. The lowest octave is shared among the three, yet they are mechanically independent. The top lid is adjustable to allow differentiation of volume and the front panel can be opened for tuning or if a louder sound is required. Adjustable stool. The stops are different in character and the lower manual offers a slightly more powerful intonation in the treble to allow 'solo' play. Playing a trio sonata you will hear the independent voices very well. The overall sound is pleasant, gentle and warm; this means it doesn't tire the ear nor the other inhabitants of the home. Case dimensions: Height 222 cm; Width (case) 166 cm (plus 35 cm for blower box on bottom right side); Depth 45 cm. To pack crate ship and insure the organ to USA is approximately 1.600,00 Euro. Located in Wicklow, Ireland. € 25,500 € 22,000Euros
Bennett & Giuttari continuo organ, Opus 28, 2004 full rebuild 2019. C-d3transposing 392/415/440/465 HZ 8' Gedackt, 4' Rhorflote, 2' principal Oiled cherry case with stage dolly, blower enclosed. $28,900.
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# HCH Continuo Organ by Bennett
Our continuo organ of two or three ranks is based on the kisten organs of
the 17th century (Manderscheit, Nuremberg), with all pipework in wood. Panels
on the side (fretwork) and top of the instrument control the egress of sound.
The sticker action/ palletbox lies directly beneath the keydesk, giving very
precise control of pipe speech. A single-fold wedge reservoir gives gently
flexible wind. The instrument's mild voicing is ideal for continuo and chamber
here for anaudiofile
(4.1 MB) for the Bennet / Giuttari organs.
here for a video describing the Bennett / Giuttari organs.
for ahigh resolution (3
MB) PDF describing
the Bennett / Giuttari organs. $36,900.
Continuo Organ by Bennett & Giuttari, opus 20, 2002
C-d"' transposing keyboard A415, A440
All registers divided
8' Gedeckt -
4' Rohrflote -
2' Holtzprincipal or 8’ Regal interchangeable
Separate carrying/storage case for 2’ Holtzprincipal or 8’ Regal when not in use.
Dimensions: 38 x 36 x 25 in.
Weight: 185 lbs
A stage dolly and padded cover are included.
Organ completely reconditioned by HCH, 2018
C - f''' keyboard, pedals C - d'
Lower manual: Principal 8(C-e0 from Gedekt 8), Gedekt 8, Chimneyflute 4, Quint 2 2/3 treble, Principal 2
Upper manual: Gedekt 8(from man1), Stopped Flute 4, Regaal 8
Pedals: Basson 16(reservation), Situated in the organ bench
Couplers: P-Man 1 and Man 1-2
Dimensions: Wide 116cm, Deep 59cm, High 100cm. Weight: about 105 Kg
Euro 45,000 excl. VAT/Transport costs.
Extra: Basson 16, Euro 7,800. This is a Reed stop with a very nice round sound situated in the organ bench.