Restoration work requires the ability to place the aims of the original builder first. But when we build new organs, whatever their size, they are always instantly recognisable as Harrison instruments, with our characteristically colourful and exquisitely-blended voicing, closely associated with the English choral tradition.
Since the mid-1980s the majority of new H&H organs have employed mechanical action, although the firm still willingly uses electro-pneumatic action where considerations of architecture or musical style make it the best choice.
Each new organ that leaves the Durham workshop is installed and finished in every detail by our own organ builders. Each is a work of art: an authentic musical instrument with its own aesthetic integrity.