About our music
The music is recorded on a Viscount Organ ( www.viscountorgans.net
)which sounds just like a real pipe organ, if it didn't we wouldn't use it. Our Songs for the Craft Festive Board download features a Broadwood cottage grand piano.
A brief history of Masonic Media by its proprietor W Bro. Adrian Moore, PPrGReg, Gloucester , England.
In October 1998 I was assembling the team to assist me as First Principal of the Orpheus Chapter No. 7697, in the Province of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, England.
Our existing organist reluctantly declined my invitation to `carry on` because of his increasing professional commitments as a music teacher. I then started telephoning around with no success; too busy, too old or no longer with us!
My best option was a temporary organist that we had used on several occasions, but how can I put it? He played all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order.
Then a brainwave! My business then, as now, is making radio and television commercials and I have some pretty sophisticated equipment, so why not take the location unit to our Masonic Hall and record the music for the Holy Royal Arch Ceremony on the superb 1930`s pipe organ? “Leave it to me” I said confidently to the committee.
The artiste was booked; copyright cleared and one master compact disc produced.
We've come a long
way since that first recording and now use predominantly the latest digital
keyboards which produce a superb sound almost indistinguishable from the
original pipe organs.
didn’t realize at the time but it was a brilliant idea that would eventually
be of service to literally thousands of lodges and chapters throughout the world.
was born – discovered
rather than invented.
- W.Bro Ivan Fowler at the Canticus
information about Ivan Fowler
- Bro Byron Jones, another of our organists, at the controls of the famous
Wurlizer in the Tower Ballroom at Blackpool
(Not used for our downloads !)