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|The National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR) contains details of 31,000 organs including 10,000 pictures and 260 sound recordings. Search for information about an organ by address or by choosing a search option from the NPOR menu tab above.|
|Our Historic Sound Archive contains recordings of historic organs using music suitable for the period when the organ was built. See all the organs for which sound files are available or click the Sound Archives (HOSA) tab above for more options. Scores are available for some recordings. A HOSA CD is available.|
|BIOS awards Historic Organ Certificates to organs of especial historic interest. Search for details or click the NPOR tab above.|
|The archive section of this site contains an index to the material in the British Organ Archive and a Directory of British Organ Builders (up to 1950). Find these by selecting Document Archives or Organ Builders from the tabs above.|
|See activity graphs of usage and maintenance of the NPOR databases.|
|The NPOR is owned by the British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS) as are the Historic Organ Sound Archive (HOSA), the Directory of British Organ Builders (DBOB) and the British Organ Archive (BOA). The content of the NPOR is managed under an agreement with the Royal College of Organists (RCO) and the server is located in Emmanuel College Cambridge.|
It costs money to run the NPOR, to process all the information which we receive and to keep the database up to date. If you use the NPOR and would like to help, please consider joining the British Institute of Organ Studies and/or making a donation.