The Henry Willis Medal

Established in 1993 to mark the Willis family's contribution to the Company (Henry Willis 3: Master 1961-1962 and Henry Willis 4: 1991-1992) and the organ building profession; an organist was expected to be nominated annually by the Royal College of Organists.

 

However, as far as can be ascertained, the only ever winner of the Henry Willis Medal for Organ Pipe Voicing was John-Paul Buzard in 2008.

The Musicians' Company Archive Project
The Musicians' Company Archive Project

Shown left is the Silver label badge awarded to recipients of this award - a miniature organ pipe, which does indeed produce a tune when blown.

Click this button to access the Henry Willis & Sons Ltd website which contains a number of photographs from their archive (including some showing the above Pastmasters).

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