Legion of Honor English Horn Receives a Tune Up
The famous 1924 Skinner organ at The Legion of Honor is a rare example of an organ built for a museum that is played weekly. It’s our honor to care for this beautiful instrument. We often undertake small projects to keep the organ at its full potential. One such project was the restoration of the Solo English Horn, a unique stop that was in development at the time of the organ’s construction.
Our Vice President, Louis Patterson, led the restoration which included a comprehensive cleaning and repairing of all pipes. Scrolls and pipe damage was repaired, reeds and motors cleaned and re-assembled, and all pipes were regulated at our Benicia plant. The English Horn will now be installed at the Legion and regulated by our service team. It is our hope that these restorative efforts will give this beautiful stop another 98 years of life. We look forward to continuing to see to the long-term health of the Legion organ.