Lawrence Phelps and Associates

The firm of Lawrence Phelps and Associates built pipe organs under the direction of Lawrence Phelps (1923-1999) in Erie, Pennsylvania. The company actively built organs from 1973 through 1981. This site is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of Mr. Phelps' ideals in organ building and to highlight those instruments built by his own firm.

Lawrence Phelps, Organbuilder
Burton Tidwell's book is now available for purchase from the Organ Historical Society! Click on the image below to link to the OHS web page to order the book.

Pipe Organs 105 We've added “Pipe Organs 105: What is 'Organ Music'” as an introductory article to the music of the organ. This is written in the same question and answer style as “Pipe Organs 101”, which provides a basic explanation of what a pipe organ is and how it works.

The Phelps Archive at Colorado State has been created which contains the physical documents and drawings preserved from the life of Lawrence Phelps. Click here for a list of the available materials.

Please follow the links at the top of the page to find out more information on the instruments themselves, recordings that are available, articles written by Lawrence Phelps, information about his wife, Dame Gillian Weir, and other related information. We hope the site is useful to you whether you are a student, organist, or organ enthusiast!

Questions, comments can be fed back via the feedback page.

(ed. note- This site was assembled and is maintained by Steve Thomas, a former employee. I recently set out to put into words my story of what I learned working at Lawrence Phelps and Associates.)