The Organ

August Gern and the Frant Church Organ

Paul Barber: August Gern and the Frant Church Organ: A History
Available from the author, The Coach House, Lime Close, Frant, Sussex, TN3 9DP.
£5 plus postage & packing

This is an excellent short history of the August Gern organ and its predecessor, built by William Pilcher. The Gern organ was rebuilt and enlarged in 1968 by Wood, Wordsworth and again in 2007. Paul Barber has carried out thorough research not just on the Gern organ, but also its builder, adding much valuable information to our knowledge of this often underrated craftsman. This short pamphlet is a useful addition to the literature.